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Central Spain Travel Information

Avila, Salamanca, Segovia and Toledo are majestic, monumental cities where fairytale imagery becomes reality.

Fortresses, cathedrals, mosques and museums from Roman, Moorish, Christian and Jewish times, testify to a rich and noble past.

Central Spain
Central Spain

Inspiration for famous sons - Goya, El Greco and Cervantes - this glorious region of Spain is a rich tapestry of living history hewn in golden sandstone and carefully preserved to delight today's visitors.

If you are looking for the real Spain, look no further!

Central Spain Travel Information

Getting There
Various flights from the UK to Madrid airport are available at discount rates. The flight time to Madrid from the UK is approx 2 1/2 hours. Iberia is Spain's main airlines and you can fly direct to Madrid from most of UK's main airports. From Madrid choose your own route by car.

Getting Around
For total flexibility you can book a car hire at discount rates through Hessle Travel.
Distances from Madrid Airport -
Avila 115kms, Salamanca 212kms, Segovia 87kms, Toledo 71kms.

Must See
The Roman Aqueduct of Segovia is a formidable piece of engineering. The Alcazar Palace featured in the film Camelot and is said to have been the inspiration for Walt Disney's castle in Sleeping Beauty.
The royal palace and gardens of La Granja are only 11kms away.

Roman Aqueduct
The Roman Aqueduct

Salamanca, a great university city, has two impressive cathedrals and arguably the country's most decorative main square, la Plaza Mayor.

Toledo, encircled by the River Tagus was home to El Greco, one of Spain's most celebrated artists. It is ancient, compact, picturesque, and saturated in history.

Avila is Spain's highest city and is best known for its walls which stretch for over two and a half kilometres.

Must Do
Be sure to look out for the 'casco antiquo', literally old town, upon arrival in any of these cities and head for the major attractions. After a long day's sightseeing reward yourself by sampling some of the regions excellent meat and game dishes. In Segovia suckling pig, 'cochinillo asado', is a speciality and in the other cities spicy chorizo will taste much better than it does back home.

Alcazar Palace - Segovia
The Alcazar Palace, Segovia

To Relax
The main squares are usually great places to watch the world go by while you order another glass of your favourite tipple. Before dinner, do as the locals do and go for a stroll down the main shopping streets.

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