Castile & Leon

The land of castles


Origin Unveiled

Castile, or land of Castles, is probably the most genuine example of our imperial past, with a wide choice of famous destinations like Avila, Segovia or Burgos, where you will be immersed in heritage scenes of lords and knights, alive with history from our Catholic Kings Isabella and Ferdinand, Charles 5th or Philip 2nd....
map of the Castile & Leon region

The medioeval cathedral in Leon

Cloister of the Clerecía de San Marcos, Salamanca

Esater celebrations in Valladolid

Bulls in its natural environment

Bas-relief detail of the University of Salamanca facade

Typical colorful houses in Burgos

Breathtaking landscape of the Roman-era gold miner of Las Médulas

The high peaks of Picos de Europa

Marvelous ruins of the ancient Roman aqueduct in Segovia


Castile & Leon, the largest region of Spain, offers one of the most authentic and varied Spanish experiences.  Located on a high plateau edged by mountain ranges, it is rich in history and diversity.  With a large expanse of land and a population of only 2.5 million, it presents the opportunity to explore Spanish culture away from tourist throngs.

The name, Castile, which translates as ‘castles’ refers to the many fortifications established over the centuries to deter invaders.

Many of the walled towns and cities, like the medieval Avila, are designated UNESCO Heritage Sites.   Segovia, one of the oldest cities in Spain, has an extraordinary Roman aqueduct which still serves the city.  Easter processions in the towns of Valladolid and Zamora are of such significance that they have been designated Festivals of International Tourist Interest by the Spanish government.

Beginning in early Moorish times with sheep raising, the wide-open spaces of Castile are home to sheep, goats and cattle, all of which form the foundation of local cuisine.

In the river valley, are vineyards producing the impressive Ribera del Duero wines of which Vega Sicilia is probably the best known.

Other locations that attract tourists. are: the Roman gold mine (a UNESCO site); part of the pilgrimage route of Camino de Santiago (UNESCO); and Casa Botines in Leon, one of only 3 Gaudi architectural works outside of Catalonia.

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Luxury Hotels in Castile & Leon
Some of our top selection for an unfergettable stay in Castile & Leon
5 star hotel

Abadia Retuerta Le Domaine

Ribera del Duero

Un destino experiencial

5 star hotel

Castilla Thermal Monasterio de Valbuena


Milla de Oro de la Ribera del Duero

5 star hotel

Parador de Leon


El histórico Hostal San Marcos

5 star hotel

Palacio de San Esteban


Hospes Salamanca

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