Castile–León and Castile–La Mancha Experience

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Top Reasons to Visit Castile–León and Castile–La Mancha

See El Greco's Toledo: In 2014 Toledo hosts a yearlong festival to mark the 400th anniversary of the painter’s death. The Greek-born painter chose Toledo as his home, and several of his works are tucked away here. Don't miss the newly renovated El Greco Museum.

Be mesmerized by Cuenca's "hanging houses": Las Casas Colgadas seem to defy gravity, clinging to a cliff side with views over Castile–La Mancha's parched plains.

See Salamanca's old and new cathedrals: The cathedrals are a fascinating dichotomy—the intricate detail of the newer contrasts with the simplicity of the old.

Visit Segovia's aqueduct: Amazingly well preserved, this still-functioning 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct is unforgettable.

Get stuck in a time warp: The walled city of Cáceres is especially evocative at dusk, with its skyline of ancient spires, towers, and cupolas.

Medieval Musing: Explore León's Gothic cathedral, with its kaleidoscopic windows. R oyal Snacking: Aranjuez is known for its strawberries, and in spring and summer vendors sell them with whipped cream at the market and along the river by the Royal Palace of La Granja's San Ildefonso, whose opulent gardens rival those at Versailles.

Updated: 11-2013

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