Here you can find many of our favourite places throughout Castile and Leon with full reviews on Spain This Way...


Astorga (Leon Province)

Astorga has a fine cathedral and a multi-turreted palace the Palacio Episcopal (Bishop's Palace) designed by Gaudi.

Visit Astorga

Avila (Avila Province)

Avila is surrounded by the best medieval walls in Europe. Punctuated by 88 towers the wall is truly amazing.

Visit Avila

Burgos (Burgos Province)

Burgos has some great architecture and art treasures from its wealthy wool-trading days. Its gothic cathedral is one of Spain's best.

Visit Burgos
Castrillo de los Polvazares

Castrillo de los Polvazares (Leon Province)

Castrillo de los Polvazares is one of Spain's most beautiful villages. It was built in the 16th century in a lovely reddish stone.

Visit Castrillo de los Polvazares
Ciudad Rodrigo

Ciudad Rodrigo (Salamanca Province)

Ciudad Rodrigo has a beautiful old town with a 14th century castle, now a parador and an attractive cathedral.

Visit Ciudad Rodrigo
La Alberca

La Alberca (Salamanca Province)

La-Alberca is a mountain village and is one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. It has lovely half timber buildings with wooden balconies.

Visit La Alberca
Las Medulas

Las Medulas (Leon Province)

Las Medulas is a beautiful area of striking red rocks created by an ancient Roman gold mine.

Visit Las Medulas

Leon (Leon Province)

Leon has a famous gothic cathedral with fabulous stained glass windows, the Basilica of San Isidoro and San Marcos Convent now a luxury parador.

Visit Leon
Medina del Campo

Medina del Campo (Vallodolid Province)

Medina del Campo is home to a huge Gothic-Mudejar style castle the Castillo de la Mota.

Visit Medina del Campo
Pedraza de la Sierra

Pedraza de la Sierra (Segovia Province)

Pedraza de la Sierra has fine medieval walls and buildings and a huge castle. Its Plaza Major is used for bullfighting in the summer.

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Penaranda de Duero

Penaranda de Duero (Burgos Province)

Penaranda de Duero is one of the nicest villages in Old Castile and it has a lovely Renaissance Palace and an imposing castle dating from the Reconquest.

Visit Penaranda de Duero

Ponferrada (Leon Province)

Ponferrada is a town on the Camino de Compostela that is home to a Templar castle.

Visit Ponferrada
Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso

Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso (Segovia Province)

The Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso is a stunning royal palace with superb formal gardens.

Visit Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso

Salamanca (Salamanca Province)

Salamanca is one of the most beautiful cities of all of Spain. Packed with fine Renaissance architecture built in golden-coloured stone.

Visit Salamanca

Segovia (Segovia Province)

Segovia is situated on a rocky outcrop and has an amazing Gothic cathedral and a Moorish castle which dominates the city.

Visit Segovia

Valladolid (Valladolid Province)

Valladolid - capital of Castile and Leon and famous for its gardens. Valladolid has some magnificent Renaissance art and architecture.

Visit Valladolid

Zamora (Zamora Province)

Zamora has lots of Romanesque churches scattered around the old quarter and these are home to colonies of storks.

Visit Zamora