Salamanca Cathedral

Castile and Leon

Castilla y Leon

This is one of the destinations which offers the greatest diversity of natural landscapes in Europe, as well as spectacular monuments, a varied and abundant gastronomy… all this guarantees that this region in the interior of Spain is bound to delight you.

It has a whole host of places which are well worth visiting, including towns like Avila, Salamanca and Segovia (all three World Heritage Cities) and unique attractions such as Burgos Cathedral and the Atapuerca archaeological site, which contains traces of the first settlers in Europe. The famous Way of Saint James also runs through the Castile-León region, and is one of the world's most important pilgrim routes.

If you feel like treating yourself to some truly spectacular scenery you can choose from any of the nearly 40 protected natural spaces such as the Picos de Europa National Park, where you’ll see some of Spain’s finest Atlantic forests. All these areas are perfect for climbing, cycle touring, kayaking... And for a relaxing walk, why not try Las Médulas, the largest open-air golden mine excavated during the period of the Roman Empire?And when it comes to good food, the Castile-León region specialises in traditional hearty fare, with such typical dishes as roast milk-fed lamb, black sausage, “botillo” (stuffed cured meat), roast suckling pig… and first-rate wines such as those from the Ribera de Duero region. Simply delicious!

Siglo Foundation for Tourism and the Arts in Castilla y León

Avenida Real Valladolid, 2. Valladolid


Castile-León Tourist Board
View of Valdecorneja Castle in El Barco de ÁvilaPilgrim on bicycle on their way through Castrojeriz. BurgosView of Riaño. LeónChapel of Santa Cecilia Vallespinoso de Aguilar, PalenciaThe sculpture "Camino del Agua" (The Water Path) in the Las Batuecas-Sierra de Francia Nature Reserve. SalamancaPanoramic view from the Hoces del Rio Duratón Natural Park. SegoviaSan Bartolomé Hermitage and the landscape of the Cañón del Río Lobos nature Park. SoriaPanoramic view of Peñafiel Castle. ValladolidSan Martín de Castañeda next to Sanabria lake. Zamora

Ávila (Province)

Its capital is the city of Avila, whose historic centre and the churches outside the city walls have been awarded the World Heritage designation by the UNESCO.…

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Burgos (Province)

Another good example of the province's rich cultural heritage is the Atapuerca site, one of the most important in Europe and holder of the UNESCO's World Heritage designation.…

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León (Province)

Its natural heritage includes the Picos de Europa National Park, which can be explored by taking the Route of the Cares river.…

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Palencia (Province)

The whole province is home to some outstanding examples of Romanesque art, and has one of largest concentrations of buildings in this style in the whole of Europe.…

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Salamanca (Province)

Salamanca also has a wealth of historic and artistic treasures in towns like La Alberca, Béjar, Ciudad Rodrigo, Ledesma, Peñaranda de Bracamonte and its capital, Salamanca, whose historic quarter has…

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Segovia (Province)

There are two notable Royal Sites in the province: the Royal Palace at La Granja, and the Royal Palace in Riofrío.…

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Soria (Province)

Soria has a rich artistic and architectural heritage, and is famous for its examples of the Romanesque porticoed style in Spain, as seen in monuments such as the church of San Miguel in San Esteban de…

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Valladolid (Province)

The province of Valladolid is also famous for being a land of castles. There are over 30 in total, including the castles of Peñafiel, Íscar and Medina del Campo.…

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Zamora (Province)

Zamora's cultural heritage derives from its role as part of several of the Jacobean Routes to Santiago de Compostela, including the famous Silver Route.…

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