1 A view of El Greco’s Toledo
The terrace bar of the parador provides the perfect viewing point of the ancient city.
2 Toledo’s Catedral
An awesome construction featuring a stunning mixture of opulent decorations and styles befitting a former capital.
3 Savour strawberries and cream at Aranjuez
Indulge in the town’s famous sweet treat at the street cafés by the royal palace.
4 El Escorial
Marvel at Felipe II’s massive monastery complex perched spectacularly in the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama.
5 Hiking in the sierra
Head for the hills of Guadarrama or Gredos for a break from the city heat.
6 A walk along the walls at Ávila
Superb views of the town and the harsh Castilian landscape.
7 The aqueduct at Segovia
A marvel of Roman engineering situated at the entrance to the historic mountain city.
8 The fountains at La Granja
A beautiful display at the royal retreat near Segovia.