Castile and Leon

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Q&A Travel to Castile and Leon

Castilla y León is one of Spain’s 17 autonomous communities, located in the north-west of the Iberian Peninsula. It is the largest of Spain’s autonomous communities.

The main cities are Valladolid (the capital), Burgos, Salamanca, León, Zamora, Soria, Palencia, Ávila and Segovia.

The Gothic cathedral of Burgos, the University of Salamanca, the Roman aqueduct of Segovia, the city walls of Ávila and the cathedral of León are just some of the emblematic sites.

Yes, Castile and León is famous for its traditional cuisine, including “cochinillo” (roast piglet) from Segovia, cod from Valladolid, and black pudding from Burgos.

Yes, Castile and Leon offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, cycling and birdwatching, especially in the natural parks such as the Montes de León and Sierra de Gredos.

The region is well served by motorways and trains. Valladolid airport is the main point of entry by air.