Castile-Leon in general

Castile-Leon

To see As we generally opt to go south, the north and center of Spain are our least known areas.

Located in the corridor to Europe, ​Salamanca, Valladolid and Burgos were cities of frequent passages and brief stops, only Salamanca having been object of a longer visit.

Segovia was a final destination several times, and Avila in its way and La Granja de San Ildefonso nearby both becoming natural visits.

Ciudad Rodrigo, Tordesillas, Simancas were no more than a reference in the way…

I recently made two trips expressly to review and expand my visits to this region.
Astorga, Leon, Plasencia, and Zamora were the highlights, passing through Bejar, Coria and Puebla de Sanábria.

Burgos

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Burgos

Burgos was a brief stop in a long trip in 1971.

I passed there several more times, never leaving the main road.

So what do I remember from town? 

If I didn’t keep a couple of bad photos of the cathedral not even that beauty I would remember

Salamanca

Salamanca
Salamanca

Salamanca is one of the top 10 cities in Spain (as a matter of fact, for me is one of top 3, with Seville and San Sebastian, but that is by subjective reasons, don’t mention to any Spanish, they may be offended – Madrid and Barcelona for them, of course!).

The historic center is a must, especially the university.

​And if you have the chance to assist a student serenade, as I did…

La Granja de San Ildefonso

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La Granja de San Ildefonso

​Three times in La Granja de San Ildefonso were more than enough to have a general idea of town.

It’s a nice stop, at the edge of Segovia, and not far from Madrid or Avila.

The palace with its gardens and the Glass Museum do deserve a visit.

Segovia

Segovia
Segovia

Segovia is a wonderful town, with plenty on interesting details concentrated in a small area, thus becoming easy to visit.

Aqueduct, Alcazar and the cathedral ar absolute must see monuments, but all the city is attractive, and suckling pig is an additional reason to call the visitors