Category: Castile and León

Avila and Segovia tour from Madrid

| December 10, 2011

Soak up Spain’s sensational history on a day trip to Avila and Segovia. With the option to indulge in a gastronomic lunch, this trip is a feast for all the senses!
On your day trip from Madrid, you’ll stop at hilltop Los Cuatro Postes to admire superb panoramic views before visiting Avila’s San Vicente Basilica. Tour also includes a visit to Avila’s cathedral. Continue Reading

Salamanca tourist attractions

| November 13, 2011

Salamanca (pop.158,457) has been very aptly described as “the wise city“ .And indeed, this venerable town on the river Tormes has been decisive in the growth of the soul of the Spanish nation. The UNESCO declared it part of the Heritage of Mankind in recognition of its artistic legacy. It has now-most deservedly-been designated “European City“ of 2002. Continue Reading

Things to do in Valladolid

| November 12, 2011

The burgeoning city of Valladolid (pop 319,946) preserves some of the best examples of Renaissance art. The Belad Valed mentioned in documents of the Reconquest, Valladolid boasts a major monumental legacy scattered among the arteries of what is now the capital of the Region. A good place to start a tour is the exceptional National Museum of Sculpture, which is housed in the College of San Gregorio, an outstanding example of Flemish Gothic. Continue Reading

Things to do in Leon

| November 11, 2011

The emblematic city of Leon (pop. 193,809) an accumulation of two thousand years of history and stone, began life as a Roman camp built by the 7th Legion between the rivers Torio and Bernesga. Capital of the Kingdom during the Middle Ages, Leon is an ideal place to slowly absorb the scenarios handed down by history. Continue Reading

Segovia tourist attractions

| November 10, 2011

Segovia (pop.54, 012) has been compared in poetic imagery with a ship of stone anchored in the sea of cornfields that is Castile. Declared part of the Heritage of Mankind in 1985, the gateway and the symbol of the city is the Aqueduct one of the best preserved monuments of Imperial Rome. The aqueduct was built at the end of the 1st century to carry water to the upper part of the city. Continue Reading

Avila tourist attractions

| November 10, 2011

Defined in proverb as “ the land of song and saint”, Avila (pop. 47,650), standing 1,131 metres above sea level, is the highest of the provincial capitals. Its carefully preserved town centre and its numerous attractive monuments are two of the reasons why this small, peaceful city was declared part of the Heritage of Mankind in 1985. Continue Reading

Things to do in Burgos

| November 10, 2011

The city of Burgos (pop.161, 984), one of the key links in the cultural chain running the length of the road to Santiago, looks back on along history. First emerging as an urban enclave in the mid-9th century, it was the capital of Castile during the Middle Ages, only relinquishing this position in favour of Valladolid after the fall of Granada. Enriched by lordly buildings, Burgos is ideal for exploring forgotten corners and basking in the purity of the light. Continue Reading

Trip to Avila from Madrid

| October 4, 2011

Madrid is a city almost without equal in Europe. If you need a break from it, you can take a day trip to Avila to catch a bit of fresh air and see some amazing sites. Continue Reading