Discovering inland Spain
Come and recreate history in the inland regions of Spain by visiting its numerous castles and fortresses. This is an ideal way of learning more about the country's historical and artistic heritage while you explore the sites of battles, and imagine the life of a knight errant or a princess at the height of the Middle Ages. Come in and discover the monuments which are open to visitors, and enjoy the dramatised tours available at some of the sites for an extra special experience.
Castile-León is the land of castles. There are imposing castles which recall the one in Walt Disney's fairytales, like the Segovia Alcázar ... and there are castles which house museums, like the Wine Museum in Peñafiel Castle .
Just to give you an idea of the size of these monuments, we suggest a visit to the Castle of the Knights Templar in León , the castle of Ampudia and the castle of Los Sarmiento in the province of Palencia , the Alcázar in Segovia and Coca Castle (both in the province of Segovia ), Peñafiel and La Mota in the province of Valladolid and the castle of Zamora .
These are available in the castles of Cuéllar , in Segovia, and in the castle of La Mota, in Valladolid. You will be welcomed at the fortress by actors who will invite you to witness the history of their characters in the castle itself. This is an ideal and entertaining way of visiting and exploring the monument.
There are many other castles in Castile-León. For more details, go to the region's tourism website.
Advance booking is recommended for the dramatised visits.
Dramatised visits are particularly recommended for families with children, and although they are usually in Spanish, they offer a fun way to see the spaces in the fortresses, even for those with a limited grasp of the language. You may even pick up a little Spanish!
We recommend spending the night in some of the castles along the way. For example, you could do so in Magalia Castle (Avila), Castilnovo Castle (Segovia), or in any of the castles which are today the site of Parador hotels, such as the fortress of Ciudad Rodrigo (Salamanca) and the Torre del Caracol tower (Zamora). If you want to find out more about other unusual accommodation , visit this link .
Information and booking
Alcázar de Segovia
- Website: http://www.alcazardesegovia.com/
- Tel.: +34 921460759
Castillo de Peñafiel / Museo del vino
- Peñafiel (Valladolid)
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Website: www.museodelvinodevalladolid.es
- Tel.: +34 983881199
Castillo de los Templarios
- Ponferrada (León)
- Tel.: +34 987402244 · +34 669462629
Castillo de Ampudia
- Ampudia (Palencia)
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.castillodeampudia.com/
- Tel.: +34 979768023 · +34 629768247
Castillo de Los Sarmiento
- Fuentes de Valdepero (Palencia)
- Website: http://www.castillodefuentesdevaldepero.es/
- Tel.: +34 979767732
Castillo de Coca
- Coca (Segovia)
- Tel.: +34 921586622 · +34 617573554
Castillo de la Mota
- Medina del Campo (Valladolid)
- Website: http://www.castillodelamota.es/
- Tel.: +34 983812724
Castillo de Zamora
- Tel.: +34 980531845 · +34 980533694
Castillo de Cuéllar
- Cuéllar (Segovia)
- Website: http://www.aytocuellar.es
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