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Tourist Guide to Castilla Y Leon

By Hagrid Thomson Subscribe to RSS | February 1st 2012 | Views:

Castilla Y Leon is famous for its big territory, not only in Spain, but also in the whole European Union. This is an important land, which has its territory with Sistema Iberico in the east, Cordillera Cantabrica in the north, Cordillera Central to the south, and with Duero river, which flows along Portugal.

The region of Castilla Y Leon united during 1983, with the merger of Leon and Castilla la Vieja. Both these areas have great historical importance, as they used this plain as an important area during the medieval ages. You will find many monasteries, cathedrals, towns and castles here, which even today has preserved the history in its original form. This area has specialty in lamb, meat and vegetable dishes, and above all, the creamy beans are the highlight of this plain. People in the area celebrate many festivals and it shows that the traditional values still binds them.

Famous cities in Castilla Y Leon:

Following are some of the important cities in Castilla Y Leon:


Salamanca has its historical value because of the famous University in the city, considered as the one among the oldest universities in the Europe. The city is famous for its rich cultural values and traditions.


This town has its specialty in Romanesque style and you will find many walls around the city built in Roman style.


Segovia is famous for aqueducts belonging to Roman era and these highlights the whole town. Gothic style cathedral and Alcazar are the other important places in this town.


This town is famous for many monuments and if you are in Castilla Y Leon, you should visit this monumental area. The town has a famous cathedral, Burgos Cathedral, dedicated to Virgin Mary and famous for its unique Gothic design.


This is a beautiful town from medieval times and has a wonderful cathedral and many churches in Romanesque style. San Pedro de Nava is the 8th century church located near the cathedral. There is the biggest lake in the town as well, which is the only lake of glacial origin.


The location of Soria is along Duero River and the city boasts of some wonderful churches built in Romanesque style.


This city is famous for its museum, which has many important sculptures. The town also hosts a popular procession during the Easter. There are many historical castles in the surrounding of this historical town.

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