Castile–Leon and Castile–La Mancha

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  • 1. Acueducto Romano

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    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

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

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

  • 3. Casa de Las Conchas

    House/Mansion/Villa

    This house, whose facade is covered in scallop shell carvings, was built around 1500 for Dr. Rodrigo Maldonado de Talavera, a chancellor of...Read More

  • 4. Casas Colgadas

    Museum/Gallery

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

  • 5. Castillo

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

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

  • 6. Catedral de Ávila

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    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

  • 7. Catedral de Burgos

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    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

  • 8. Catedral de León

    Museum/Gallery

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

  • 9. Catedral de Segovia

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    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...Read More

  • 10. Catedrals Vieja and Nueva

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    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

  • 11. Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    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 impressive...Read More

  • 12. Convento de Las Dueñas

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    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...Read More

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  • 13. Convento de San Clemente

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Founded in 1131, this is Toledo's oldest convent—and it's still in use. The 20 nuns who live here produce their own sweet wine and marzipan...Read More

  • 14. Convento de San Estéban

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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

  • 15. Corral de Comedias

    Arts/Performance Venue

    Appearing almost as it did in 1628 when it was built, this theater has wooden balconies on four sides and the stage at one end of the open patio...Read More

  • 16. El Escorial

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    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...Read More

  • 17. Ermita de San Frutos

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    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...Read More

  • 18. Iglesia de San Ildefonso

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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

  • 19. Iglesia de Santo Tomé

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    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 Greco...Read More

  • 20. Las Médulas

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

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

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