Castile–Leon and Castile–La Mancha

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  • 1. Acueducto Romano


    Segovia's Roman aqueduct is one of the greatest surviving examples of Roman engineering and the city's main sight. Stretching from the walls...Read More

  • 2. Alcázar

    It's widely believed that the Walt Disney logo is modeled after the silhouette of this castle, whose crenellated towers appear to have been carved out...Read More

  • 3. Casas Colgadas

    As if Cuenca's famous Casas Colgadas, suspended impossibly over the cliffs below, were not eye-popping enough, they also house one of Spain's finest and most...Read More

  • 4. Castillo

    Alarcón's fortress dates to the 8th century, and in the 14th century it came into the hands of the infante (child prince) Don Juan Manuel,...Read More

  • 5. Catedral de Ávila

    The battlement apse of Ávila's cathedral forms the most impressive part of the city's walls. Entering the town gate to the right of the apse,...Read More

  • 6. Catedral de Burgos

    Start your tour of the city with the cathedral, which contains such a wealth of art and other treasures that the local burghers lynched their...Read More

  • 7. Catedral de León

    The pride of León is its soaring cathedral, begun in 1205. It is an outstanding example of Gothic architecture complete with gargoyles, flying buttresses, and...Read More

  • 8. Catedral de Segovia

    Segovia's 16th-century cathedral was built to replace an earlier one destroyed during the revolt of the Comuneros against Carlos V. It's one of the country's...Read More

  • 9. Catedrals Vieja and Nueva

    Nearest the river stands the Catedral Vieja (Old Cathedral), built in the late 12th century and one of the most riveting examples of the Spanish...Read More

  • 10. Cathedral

    One of the most impressive structures in all of Spain, this is a must-see on any visit to the city. The elaborate structure owes its...Read More

  • 11. Convento de Las Dueñas

    Founded in 1419, this convent hides a 16th-century cloister that is the most fantastically decorated in Salamanca, if not in all of Spain. The capitals...Read More

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  • 12. Convento de San Estéban

    The convent's monks, among the most enlightened teachers at the university in medieval times, introduced Christopher Columbus to Isabella (hence his statue in the nearby...Read More

  • 13. El Escorial

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Spain's most visited landmarks, the imposing Monastery and Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (or...Read More

  • 14. Ermita de San Frutos

    This 11th-century hermitage is in ruins, but its location, on a peninsula jutting out into a bend 100 meters above the Duratón River, is extraordinary....Read More

  • 15. Iglesia de San Ildefonso

    Sometimes simply called "Jesuitas," for the religious order that founded it, the Iglesia de San Ildefonso is named for Toledo's patron saint, a local bishop...Read More

  • 16. Iglesia de Santo Tomé

    Not to be confused with the marzipan shop bearing the same name, this chapel topped with a Mudejar tower was built specially to house El...Read More

  • 17. Las Médulas

    One of northern Spain's most impressive archaeological sites, this mountainous area of former Roman gold mines—located 24 km (15 miles) south of town—is a UNESCO...Read More

  • 18. Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes

    This convent church in western Toledo was erected by Ferdinand and Isabella to commemorate their victory at the Battle of Toro in 1476. (It was...Read More

  • 19. Museo Romano


    This hidden-gem museum uses the archaeological record to show what life was like in Astorga during Roman times, when the city was called Asturica...Read More

  • 20. Palacio de Gaudí

    Opposite Astorga's cathedral is this fairy-tale neo-Gothic palace designed for a Catalan cleric by Antoni Gaudí in 1889. Though the humdrum interiors pale in comparison...Read More

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