Segovia Alcazar Castilla y Leon

Segovia Alcazar Castilla y Leon


Guide to Castilla y Leon

Castilla y Leon in English means ‘Castile and Leon’, and is the biggest region in Spain. The region spreads from the north and west of Madrid right up to the coastal regions of Galicia, Asturias and Santander.
Bernabeu Stadium Castilla Y Leon Spain
Castilla y Leon is so big you will never be bored or lose interest on your vacation here. If you are visiting for a couple of weeks, plan your trips beforehand so you capture the best the region has to offer.

If you are starting in Madrid, a visit to the walled city of Avila and the sights of Segovia are highly recommended. You could spend at least a whole day in Segovia and don’t forget the famous home of Real Madrid FC, the Bernabeu Stadium.

The capital, Madrid is the richest part of the Castille region. Close to Madrid is Toledo, the ancient capital of the region and is sometimes referred to as the one of the most beautiful cities in the world. One day in Salamanca allows visits to its cathedrals and the famous Plaza Mayor. There are the many Romanesque churches in Zamora and some amazing cathedrals in Leon, Palencia and Burgos. Next you could head to Soria as you can easily return to Madrid from here or alternatively head to Zaragoza or Logroño.
Gothic Cathedral Castilla Y leon Spain
One of the oldest cities in Spain, Leon, is full of art and history, especially the Gothic Cathedral which has the most amazing and beautiful ancient glass windows in Europe. The Romanic church San Isidoro and the San Marcos 5 star Hotel where you can sleep in the kings bed.

MUSAC is the new contemporary museum of art in Castille and León, and is already the first museum specialising in video creation. The museum is changed every three to four months so you can return to see new displays again and again.

Be sure to visit Barrio Humedo, which is the old town of Leon, where you can eat local food, drink and dance until the morning.
Barrio Humedo Castill Y leon Spain
You could try the famous spicy fries in Casa Blas, morcilla or Chorizo.

You can find cheap flights to Castile and León from loads of airlines including Iberia, Ryanair and Air Europa. You can also find airports in Leon, Salamanca and Burgos, all with cheap flights from and to the UK.




Map of  Castilla y Leon

Map of castilla y leon
Quick facts
President   Juan Vicente Herrera (PP)
Land Area %  18.6% of Spain
Population  2,510,849
Parliament  Cortes Generales
Website  www.jcyl.es

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