Tag Archive: Castilia and León

Jewish heritage in Spain: Castile

The Jewish community in Spain was once among the most prosperous in the world, and its heritage, dating back as far as the 10th century, can be seen in the monuments and Jewish quarters that remain all over the country. The regions of Castile are among those with the richest Jewish heritage. If your group […]

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City Portrait: Valladolid

As the capital of Castile and Leon, Valladolid is a lively city with a strong Spanish character. With an abundant sprinkling of monuments to bear witness to the city’s rich history, and a large student population that keeps the streets bustling, Valladolid is an attractive mix of past and modern cultures. In addition, its location […]

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World Heritage City Portrait: Salamanca

Spain is known for its tradition, history, and cultural diversity. This is backed up by UNESCO’s recognition of these treasures – Spain has the third highest number of World Heritage Sites of any country in the world. Various cities are included in UNESCO’s designations, and one of our favorites is Salamanca in Castile and Leon. […]

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Avila celebrates its Jubilee Year

In the central-western region of Castile-Leon, nestled into the Sierra Gredos Mountains, we find the World Heritage City of Avila. Within the ancient walls of this provincial capital there lie stunning churches and Renaissance palaces, evidence of the Avila’s historic importance and wealth. It is also the birthplace of Saint Teresa, which has left its […]

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UNESCO World Heritage city: Cuenca

In the region of Castile-La Mancha, between the Júcar and Huécar river canyons, lies the city of Cuenca. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this dramatically placed city boasts a wealth of perfectly preserved monuments and architecture representing a diversity of cultures. It is also set in a privileged location, perfect for rural tourism, relaxation at […]

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City Portrait: Avila

Sheltered by the Sierra Gredos Mountains of Castile-Leon is the stunning World Heritage City of Ávila. Behind its city walls lies a precious set of churches and Renaissance palaces, bearing evidence to the past wealth of the town. Being the birthplace of Saint Teresa of Jesus also marks the city, and there are many religious […]

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City Portrait: León

The city of León is often overlooked as a Spanish destination, which may add to its appeal for the travellers who do arrive there. Its architecture tells a centuries-long story of rich history, which is topped off with a lively energy and many modern attractions. Wrap this in green waves of natural beauty, like the […]

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Following the footsteps of Saint Teresa of Ávila

Spain has much to offer when it comes to religious tourism, and travellers don’t need to be religious to enjoy visiting the many cathedrals, mosques, shrines and holy sites. Following the Holy Route of Saint Teresa of Ávila is one way to see Spain from this enriching perspective, while also visiting some of the country’s […]

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The Silver Way: Spain from bottom to top

Starting in Seville, the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region, the Silver Way (Via de la Plata) passes through the regions of Extremadura and Castilla y Leon before finishing at Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. This astounding route reveals the true richness and diversity of Spanish culture and nature to trekkers. The long history of […]

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The St. James Way never goes out of style

The St. James Way, also known as the Camino de Santiago, has been an attraction since the Middle Ages and today draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year – especially after the tourist boom in 2004, related to the Holy Year of Jacob. Today, this stunning journey is still high on the short-lists of […]

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