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.
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.