Cheap flights to Castile and León

Spectacular monuments and natural landmarks make Castile and Leon one of the most diverse parts of Spain. A whole host of other places to see here include World Heritage cities, as well as unique attractions that call tourists around the world. Nearly 40 protected natural spots can also be found here, which allow the region to serve a well-rounded number of activities to enjoy.

Tourists going here will be greeted with a climate different from the rest of Spain. The winters can be quite long and cold here, but summers can be hot. Many find the climate refreshing to experience, especially after visiting Andalusia or nearby Castile-La Mancha during the height of summer. In Castile and Leon, visitors also get to savour delicious traditional dishes from cochonillo (roast suckling pig), sopa castillana (soup made of bread and garlic), and morcilla de Burgos (a black pudding made with rice).

What to see & do

When in the Castile-Leon region, tourists should include Avila as part of their itinerary. Located in the northern part of the Spanish interior, its landscape is divided between a more mountainous part in the centre and towards the north, with the south being the site of the Tietar valley with milder temperatures. The city of Avila is also a major historic centre due to the Murallas, the splendid 12th-century walls stretching for 2.5 kilometres. They lie atop earlier Roman and Muslim battlements.

One will also find here the Convento de Santa Teresa, which was built in 1636 to honour the memory and legacy of Santa Teresa de Avila. A gold-adourned chapel and a basement museum will be found here by tourists going along with pilgrims. Catedral de Salvador, both a church and a fortress, makes an impressive sight with its stout granite apse forming the central bulwark in the city walls. A sombre Gothic facade hides an elaborate interior with a 16th-century altar frieze and a Renaissance-era carved choir stalls and a museum.

The province of Segovia also makes an attractive sight with its royal palaces in La Granja and Riofrio. The Alcazar is most impressive, with its towers, turrets, and deep moat. Those seeing it will find a reproduction of the older one that burned down in 1862. The sight is still fascinating, though, with many comparing it to a fairy-tale setting. Tourists will also see in the city the El Acueducto, an 894 metre-long engineering wonder that holds more than 20,000 uneven granite blocks together. Segovia is also home to a nature reserve, as well as culinary delights such as kidney beans, milk-fed lamb, and excellent cured sausages such as the chorizo de Cantimpalos.

Nature lovers will revel in Salamanca due to its highly varied landscape. It has everything, from valleys and forests to plains and rivers. Outstanding natural areas such as Los Arribes del Duero and Las Batuecas-Sierra de Francia can also be visited by tourists. Those coming to enjoy gastronomic treats here will be delighted with the Guijuelo cured ham, Morucha beef, and La Armuña lentils. Those checking out the local buildings will also find plenty to look at, from the Salamanca Plaza Mayor Square, which can be memorable to se at night when it is illuminated until midnight. The baroque displays and the medallions placed around the square havr such a medieval effect that carries over the rich heritage of the city.

How to get around within Castile and Leon

Tourists going around the region will find a variety of options. It has an extensive rail network, including principal lines from Madrid to Cantabria and Galicia. The line from Paris to Lisbon also crosses the region with important railway junctions. Castile and Leon also has various main road connections from Portugal and the south of Spain to the rest of Europe. Those driving a rented car can take these roads to get to their destinations. Local flights can also be considered to arrive in different provinces.

How to get there

When going to Castile and Leon, tourists have the choice between Valladolid Airport or turning to Madrid Barajas International Airport, and then commute from there to the province. Those taking the flight route to Valladolid Airport, on the other hand, can look for connecting flights from airlines such as Air Europa, Iberia, Ryanair, and Vueling. They take passengers between Barcelona, Belfast-International, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife-North, and Tenerife-South.

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