1 Universidad de Salamanca

The graceful university buildings of Salamanca are an essential first stop in this most captivating of cities.

2 Museo Nacional Colegio de San Gregorio, Valladolid

The finest collection of Renaissance sculpture in Spain – housed in a magnificently restored monastic church.

3 La Rioja’s monasteries

Take a fantastic mountain drive to the wine region’s peerless monasteries.

4 Dinosaur-hunting, Enciso

Set out on the trail of La Rioja’s 120-million-year-old dinosaurs.

5 Burgos cathedral

The tourist crowds can’t dull the appeal of this extraordinary masterpiece of Gothic art.

6 Covarrubias

Possible winner of the “most charming small town in Castile” award?

7 Hostal de San Marcos, León

A sumptuous monastery on the Santiago pilgrim route is now one of Spain’s finest paradores.

8 Las Médulas

The devastation wreaked by Roman gold mining created an eerily captivating landscape.

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