Castilla y León
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Castilla y León

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Created: Friday, September 4, 2020 - Departure: Monday, February 8, 2021
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Based on 2 adults
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Created: Friday, September 4, 2020 - Departure: Monday, February 8, 2021
Destinations: Segovia, Valladolid, Salamanca, Avila
Themes
Gastronomy
History
South Europe
On the road
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08 Feb
Car journey 98 Kilometers - 1h 13m
Madrid
Palacio Real de La Granja de San Ildefonso
08 Feb
1. Palacio Real de La Granja de San Ildefonso
HERITAGE - Stop
08 Feb
Car journey 12 Kilometers - 15m
Palacio Real de La Granja de San Ildefonso
Segovia
08 Feb
2. Segovia
Stop
About the city: Segovia is Castile at its best. Splendid golden churches and twisting alleyways filled with the smell of sopa castellana, a rich garlic soup of sausages, bread, and eggs. Only the unwise dash past the massive Roman aqueduct, the cathedral, and the stunning Alcazar in a quick day trip; other know about Segovia’s cool plazas after sundown. The imposing Roman aqueduct has been moving water for over two millennia. View if from Plaza del Azoguejo where the structure reaches a maximum height of 30m, or catch its profile from the steps on the left side of plaza. The city’s position at the confluence of the Rivers Eresma and Clamores has led to compare Segovia to a sailing ship, with the Alcazar, a fortress, as its majestic bow. The fortress commands a stellar view of Segovia and the surrounding plain, inside is a collection of medieval weaponry and several spectacular handcrafted ceilings. The cathedral is a massive late Gothic edifice. Elegant and graceful, Segovia is the true essence of Old Castile.
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08 Feb
Car journey 121 Kilometers - 1h 15m
Segovia
Valladolid
08 Feb
3. Valladolid
Stay
About the city: Valladolid lies on the Río Pisuerga just above its confluence with the Duero. It is the capital of Castilla y León, an outstanding wine-producing area, and on the early 17th century was the capital of Spain for five years. This provincial capital has great museums and a large, characterful old quarter. The historic centre of Valladolid is home to an interesting collection of Renaissance buildings comprising houses, palaces, churches, and one of its most emblematic buildings, its cathedral. The cathedral dwells east of the city’s lively Plaza Mayor. Its plain and massive architecture contrasts with the elaborate ornament of the Plateresque style of its time. The most notable features of the spacious interior are the high altarpiece and the fine Renaissance choir-stalls. The city has an intense cultural scene thanks to its status as a university town, and hosts events such as the Seminci, the International Film Festival, one of the highlights of the Spanish film calendar. There’s a great entertainment and nightlife scene to tap into at the end of a day investigating the city’s history and culture.
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10 Feb
Car journey 42 Kilometers - 36m
Valladolid
Monasterio de la Santa Espina
10 Feb
4. Monasterio de la Santa Espina
HERITAGE - Stop
10 Feb
Car journey 10 Kilometers - 9m
Monasterio de la Santa Espina
Urueña
10 Feb
5. Urueña
TOWN - Stop
10 Feb
Car journey 32 Kilometers - 32m
Urueña
Toro
10 Feb
6. Toro
TOWN - Stop
10 Feb
Car journey 95 Kilometers - 1h 2m
Toro
Salamanca
10 Feb
7. Salamanca
Stay
About the city: Salamanca is an architectural tapestry woven in sandstone. Though there are excellent examples of Roman, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and baroque structures, the golden stone itself is the thread of continuity and harmony. Nonetheless, this ancient university town, has many monumental highlights. Plaza Mayor, considered by many the most beautiful main square in Spain is a fine place for admiring architecture. The town hall is the large, elegant building in the centre of the square. Two beautiful cathedrals stand side by side: the New Cathedral boasts beautiful Plateresque facades and it is the only entrance to the connecting old, Romanesque Catedral Vieja. The university, the focal point of the city, is one of the best examples of Spanish Plateresque style. Salamanca at night is a party. The illuminated city is the meeting point for hundreds of students collecting tapas and beer. But make no mistake, it is also a city to enjoy a quiet night, savoring some wine on a terrace of Plaza Mayor.
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12 Feb
Car journey 108 Kilometers - 1h 6m
Salamanca
Avila
12 Feb
8. Avila
Stay
About the city: Avila is a near-perfect 11th century walled city set against the backdrop of the snow-capped ridge of the Sierra de Gredos. This town in its entirety is a national monument. The walls that enclose it are the oldest and best preserved in Spain. Avila is the birthplace and home of Santa Teresa of Jesus, a devout Catholic nun famous for writing poems dedicated to Jesus in which she expressed her devotion to Him. The cathedral, with its red-splotched interior and stone relief works, is actually embedded in the walls. The Basilica of San Vicente is another Romani-Gothic structure. The Convento de San José is the first founded by Santa Teresa. The Convento de Santa Teresa was built on the site of her birth, she later had quite a few mystical experiences at the Convento de la Encarnación. Food in Avila means roast veal and yemas, a local confection made of egg yolks. Avila is certainly no ordinary medieval walled town. Most tourists who visit this place will either feel a surge of chivalry or become poetic or filled with religious fervour.
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13 Feb
Car journey 110 Kilometers - 1h 19m
Avila
Madrid
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