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Salamanca

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532,1208,121

Segovia

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367,907,31

Burgos

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163,665,55

Valladolid

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180,211,59

León

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191,490,40

Ciudad-Rodrigo

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24,56,0

Astorga

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18,70,5

Ávila de los Caballeros

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83,218,0

Zamora

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39,113,17

Soria

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27,85,1

Lerma

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24,41,2

Peñafiel

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24,31,1

Palencia

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67,217,17

La Alberca

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26,62,0

La Granja

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22,62,0

Aranda de Duero

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5,33,8

Santo Domingo de Silos

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18,58,0

Ponferrada

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5,12,13

Frómista

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13,79,0

Hospital de Órbigo

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13,39,0

San Ildefonso

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13,35,0

Puebla de Sanabria

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14,32,1

Medina del Campo

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2,23,4

Arapiles

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1,2,0

Tordesillas

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2,14,6

Frías

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2,9,0

El Barco de Ávila

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26,116,0

Boñar

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15,16,0

San Juan de Ortega

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8,43,0

Covarrubias

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25,48,0

Riaño

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0,7,0

Rabanal del Camino

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0,1,0

Magaña

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0,1,0

Las Médulas

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4,13,0

Castrillo de los Polvazares

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6,37,0

Caleruega

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8,15,0

Arévalo

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1,6,0

Amaya

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14,17,0

Alba de Tormes

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0,7,0

Alar del Rey

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0,3,0

Villasana de Mena

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0,0,1

Valencia de Don Juan

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2,2,0

Valderrama

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Toro

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0,5,2

Sahagùn

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11,57,0

Pedraza

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1,2,0

Olleros de Pisuerga

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1,4,0

Mogarraz

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0,0,1

Matavenero y Poibueno

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1,7,0

Guijuelo

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6,18,0

Fontiveros

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0,11,0

El Arenal

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0,0,59

Covarrubias

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3,17,0

Castrillo de Villavega

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0,1,0

Salamanca

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  • Catedral Nueva - New Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Salamanca Things to Do

    The New Cathedral stands beside the Old Cathedral and is considerably larger It was constructed during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, after in the beginning of the 15th century, The interior architecture and decorations of the New Cathedral are rich and elegant Three chapels that are worth mentioning are the Golden Chapel, the Chapel of the...

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  • Microtel Placentinos

    Salamanca Hotels

    Quiet, in the historic centre, very comfortable. Nice hotel in the historic centre, in a middle age...

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  • La Tuna

    Salamanca Favorites

    When I say "tuna", I'm not talking about fish. I'm talking about the traditional groups of very cute male students (each faculty has its own group, represented by a different colour) who dress in olden-days minstrel/troubadour costumes and sing/play traditional Spanish songs in public places. They're very talented (both musically, and in the fun...

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Segovia

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  • Train

    Segovia Transportation

    I had arrived from Irun by AVE fast train at Segovia AVE station, the first thing i saw were cows grasing in a field, has the ave station is out of town, then the bus arrived that meets the train. Number 11 bus goes to the Aqueduct, and number 12 to bus station. This station is way out of town so you need the bus. The train i had left was going to...

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  • Infanta Isabel Hotel

    Segovia Hotels

    Room was clean and nicely decorated. The hotel staff was very helpful and friendly. Perfect...

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  • Bus #11 from the Train Station

    Segovia Transportation

    Bus #11 from the train station to the aqueduct worked great. One euro, each way (September 2013). The photo shows the traffic circle on one side of the aqueduct and there are several bus lines that stop there. On that side of the aqueduct the bus coming from the station will circle around and stop facing away from the aqueduct. The #11 bus going...

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Burgos

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  • Monastery of Miraflores

    Burgos Things to Do

    Monastery Cartuja de Santa María de Miraflores is still active and belongs to me monks of the Order of Carthusians. That order was founded by the followers of Saint Bruno of Cologne (1030-1101). These monks have very strict statute and rules and they still practice the meditation and introspection. This explains why they these monks are not eager...

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  • AC Burgos

    Burgos Hotels

    Ac Hotel Burgos is a great central hotel, part of the Marriott chain. Rooms are laid out well and...

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  • Meson Burgos

    Burgos Restaurants

    A small tapas bar located near the cathedral. Popular with locals and not too many tourists visiting. It was quite full, which is normally a good indication of good local food. I was recommended to try Patatas Bravas, this is supposedly the best place in Spain to try them. Small fried potatoes covered in a spicy sauce. I was not disappinted, I...

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Valladolid

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  • Market

    Valladolid Things to Do

    Fruit, Vegetables and Flowers,,and the World. Valladolid has some impressive buildings from the times when Valladolid was the capital of Spain.Ferdinand was crowned king of Castille here and married Isabel here. Columbus died here in 1506. Philip 11 was born here, but he moved court to Madrid in 1560.

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  • Melia Recoletos Boutique

    Valladolid Hotels

    The Tryp Recoletos is centrally located opposite the Campo Grande. It's a 4* hotel with facilities...

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  • Valladolid rail station.

    Valladolid Transportation

    I travelled from Irun at 08.25 to Valladolid by 12-49. train was going to Madrid. buying your ticket in advance at the Valladolid station, get your turn ticket number from a small machine first.Trains go to Lisbon [ night train ] , Madrid, Irun,Hendaye, Gijon, Barcelona, Salamanca etc.

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León

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  • Cathedral de Leon/Saint Mary Cathedral

    León Things to Do

    Cathedral of Leon dedicated to Virgin Mary stands on the base of ancient Roman baths of II century AD. Before that cathedral this same base was used for the earlier church which hasn’t survived. Construction of the cathedral was started in 1255 and was mostly finished by the beginning of XVI century. First documented architect and master builder of...

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  • Parador de Leon Hotel

    León Hotels

    Hostal de San Marcos is a Parador Nacional, that is, a state-owned hotel, in a historic building. ...

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  • Cathedral de Leon. Outer decorative...

    León Things to Do

    As all other medieval cathedral built in gothic style the Cathedral of Leon decorated by many decorative elements such as bas-relieves, sculptures and of course gargoyles. Majority of those decorative elements were created and installed at their place in XIV and XV centuries. So, just have a look up and you will be rewarded!Visitors are allowed to...

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Ciudad-Rodrigo

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Astorga

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  • My Camino in 1999

    Astorga Things to Do

    In August 1999 I started my Camino in Astorga because I wanted to get to Santiago within 14 days. 3 days it was raining, the rest was fine, but in July and August are the hottest months and also the most peregrinos. So it was not easy to find a place to sleep, 2 times I had to sleep outside, but it was OK !

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  • Casa De Tepa

    Astorga Hotels

    Santiago, 2, Astorga, 24700, es

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Astorga - Plaza Mayor and surroundings

    Astorga Things to Do

    As is general in Spain the Plaza Mayor is also home to the town hall. This town hall is unique in having two Maragatos, known as Juan Zancuda and Colasa striking the time, and this since 1748. The building is just over 300 years old.Other things to do :The Roman museum : The Ergastula is situated 2 mins walk from the town hall on plaza de San...

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Ávila de los Caballeros

  • Entering the walls

    Ávila de los Caballeros Things to Do

    Yes. Don't stand only in photographing the walls. Go inside, see the site, the cathedral, St Vincent and st Thomas churches, the palaces, and finally go to Sta Teresa's convent to find that, talking about "Avila de los Caballeros" or "Avila de Sta Teresa", you are talking about the same town - Avila, for me.

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  • The long Walls

    Ávila de los Caballeros Things to Do

    Almots three kilometers long, the walls of Avila come from the 12th century, built with the remains of ancient Roman constructions. They are surrounded by a road, allowing you to circle it and stop here and there for a closer look or photo. Some segmets of the walls are part of palaces or churches, however, the most impressive image is the overall...

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  • External ring

    Ávila de los Caballeros Things to Do

    Entering the walls is mandatory to visit the historic city, but the real sensation of power and strength given by the wall is only obtained from the external road, that encloses the old city. Either if you stay or just passing by, that road is a must.

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Zamora

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  • Puente de Piedra

    Zamora Things to Do

    This Romanesque Bridge (puente means bridge whilst piedra means stone) was built in the 12th century. It has 16 ogyval arches and crosses one of the widest part of the Río Duero (Duero river).

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  • Hotel Convento I

    Zamora Hotels

    nice place / good spa treatments / interesting surroundings / everything worked well with no issues....

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  • By Car: How Far/How Long...?

    Zamora Transportation

    Zamora is in the west of Spain, very close to Portugal.From Madrid, take road A6 that becomes AP6 to Tordesillas, then, road A11 to Toro and Zamora.Some road distances from Zamora to:- Madrid: 254 kms.- Paris (France): 1.245 kms.- Roma/Rome (Italy): 2.049 kms.Thanks to the website, you can check more road distances together with the driving times...

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Soria

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  • Calatañazor

    Soria Off The Beaten Path

    Calatañazor is a small village, built on top of a hill. Visiting Calatañazor is like going back to the year 1000.The village keeps the medieval layout: the wall surrounding the village is well preserved and there are remains of the castle from the XIV century.Calatañazor is known as the place where Almanzor, the arab caudillo, definitely was...

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  • Meson Leonor

    Soria Hotels

    I had spotted a poster advertising this hotel as we drove into the modern part of Soria and so when...

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  • Plaza Mayor

    Soria Things to Do

    At Plaza Mayor we see a series of remarkable buildings: Casa del Común. For centuries it was seat of the Commons of Good Men of the city of Soria. The Charters that gave citizenship rights to the people of Soria are preserved in this building.This building also hosted the Public Library from 1935 to 1968. In 1957 the Casa de Cultura de Soria was...

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Lerma

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  • Tourist Office

    Lerma Things to Do

    From the Main Square, with Palacio Ducal at your back, take the street on the right at the bottom of the square. There, at the middle, on the left, you will find the Town Hall and tourist office, where they give you a map of the city and tell you the main highlights.

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  • Alisa

    Lerma Hotels

    Madrid Irun Km.202, LERMA, 09340, ES

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Plaza Mayor of Lerma

    Lerma Things to Do

    Opposite to the main face of the Palace spreads a rectangular square, limited at the three other sides with houses on arches. There are about 70 columns and balconies.With 6.862 square meters it is one of the biggest squares of Spain, being the Duke's pride in his time.The all-powerful Duke of Lerma, plenipotentiary minister of the monarch Felipe...

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Peñafiel

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  • The Castle

    Peñafiel Things to Do

    Penafiel's castle resembles a large ship and it has sucha shape to accomodate the narrow ridge on which it stands (210 m in lengths and 20 m across). Although it is only in spanish, the guided tour could be very interesting (it costs 2.5 euros) and it takes only about an hour (if it' more sorry! Anyway if it seems so few to me it means it was very...

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  • Ribera Del Duero

    Peñafiel Hotels

    Escalona Avenue 17, Penafiel, 47300, ES

    Satisfaction: Excellent

  • The castle

    Peñafiel Things to Do

    It is impossible to miss the castle. Actually, the first thing you see when approaching the town is the hill with the impressive castle on the top.This castle was built in two steps. There is a platform from an ancient castle of XI century, and over it, the new castle, built in the XV century by Pedro Girón, Master of the Order of Calatrava. It...

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Palencia

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  • Roman Villa

    Palencia Things to Do

    La Olmeda,60 kms.North of Palencia (near Saldaña), is one of the greatest roman houses ruins in Europe. For visiting it every day except on Mondays. Tuesday afternoon is free (15,30 to 18,30).

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  • Eurostars Diana Palace

    Palencia Hotels

    Avda De Santander 12

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Holy Week

    Palencia Local Customs

    Although the best processions in Spain are the ones from Sevilla,Zamora and Valladolid;Holy Week in Palencia is more and more important.Seven days of processions,but Holy Friday is the main day.

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La Alberca

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  • Admire the architecture

    La Alberca Things to Do

    The ancient town isn't big take a time to stroll around. It is pedestrianized area and it make your walk much easierAdmire the ancient houses walking through to the cobbles street ,and is the easiest way to see the localsMany of the small street where sells local product and souvenirAnd it's very interesting if you want to know their own product....

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  • Walk through the end of main street

    La Alberca Things to Do

    Is the square you meet when you enter the village if you came from the othersideHere stands arches and cross in the middle of the squareThe story says, it protects the village from evilThis square looks like the plaza mayor with cross. Here is not too busy as the main square where most of the people hang around to the placeIs just another...

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  • Church of La Asuncion

    La Alberca Things to Do

    Very special church the building is very simple. Built in the 1300's, the town church may look unassuming from the outside but inside it tells a different and historically rich storyThe Church of the Asuncion, houses many revered wonders such as a 16th-century pulpit sculpted in granite, a splendid Gothic copper processional cross and a figure of...

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La Granja

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  • Weather at La Granja de San Ildefonso.

    La Granja Things to Do

    Located at an altitude of 1190 m (higher than Segovia 1005 m) visitors should no be surprised that it freezes and snows in winter. This is not the Costa del Sol!Summer is not so warm, about 21°C, because of the altitude.When we were at La Granja beginning October day temperature was about 17°C and only 6°C at night. We were lucky to have chosen for...

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  • A good menu for visitors of La Granja.

    La Granja Restaurants

    We went here at noon and tried their Menu de la Granja at 14,50 €. The menu included soup, main course, dessert and wine all that for 14,50 €! The dishes were local and simple but good and the wine 3/4 l. was a Ribera del Duero! Furthermore the service was kind and even multilingual!We came back twice in the evening for diner. We choose à la carte...

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  • Restaurant of the Parador better than...

    La Granja Restaurants

    Usually we go to more local restaurants but here it was late, the restaurant we had intended to go was closed, we were tired so that we stayed in the Parador for dinner and it was a good experience.Paradores always propose some local dishes and as we like to discover we took the Parador Menu at 33 € for starter, main course and dessert. At first...

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