Monthly Archives: March 2012

Soria

Soria is situated in Castile-León about 110 miles northeast of Madrid and lies on the western bank of the River Duero. The city’s historic centre preserves an important Romanesque legacy as well as excellent examples of civic architecture. In the … Continue reading

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Ávila

Even though Ávila is 3,715 feet above sea level, it is situated on a plateau that is surrounded by even loftier mountains. It is a good place to visit but not to live because, whilst the city is rather spectacular … Continue reading

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Vitoria-Gasteiz

Vitoria-Gasteiz is the capital of the Basque region. Vitoria has many architectural gems and still conserves much of its medieval layout. To begin our exploration of the city, let’s start at the Cathedral of Santa María. It started life as … Continue reading

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Segovia – the city

Segovia is the capital of the province of the same name in the autonomous community of Castilla y León. It is one of those delightful Spanish cities that have been awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO. The city is best … Continue reading

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Salamanca

by Robert Bovington The Plaza Mayor in Salamanca is considered to be the most beautiful square in Spain. It is just one of many ‘must see’ sights in this delightful city that has been dubbed “La Ciudad Dorada” – the … Continue reading

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León

León is a Spanish city with a lot of history. The Romans arrived in AD68 – the 7th Legion set up camp on a hill where the Cathedral now stands. Later, the Visigoths arrived who in turn were replaced by … Continue reading

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Burgos

If there is but one reason to visit Burgos it is to see its cathedral. It is one of the most beautiful examples of Spanish Gothic art and is the only Spanish cathedral to be a World Heritage site.  Burgos … Continue reading

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