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Palencia

The river Carrión runs through the extensive plain of Tierra de Campos until it reaches Palencia. The capital, which has a interesting collection of monumental sites, is the starting point for a tour of the most significant route of the Romanesque style in Spain. What was once Roman Pallantia has witnessed major historic milestones. A crossroads and an imporant centre of textile manufacturing

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Palencia, Spain

Orense

Stretching out on the banks of the river Miño is the city of Ourense, which maintains its traditional link to the river through its Roman bridge. A crossroads, the Old City preserves major historic sites, outstanding among which is the Cathedral. The river Miño, which crosses the city halfway through its course, has determined the current appearance of the provincial capital.

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Orense, Spain

Sierra De Aracena

Aracena was always a traditional holiday destination for the people of Sevilla and Huelva. The historic quarter, declared a Cultural Object, and the grotto of Maravillas are the main attractions.The first thing we see as we approach the town, is an Almohad tower that bore for almost two hundred years the standard of the Templar Knights. The city centre has

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Sierra De Aracena, Spain

Lugo

Located on a hill on the banks of the river Miño, the city of Lugo preserves major remains of its Roman past, among them its ancient wall, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Inside the walls, the city conserves quiet pedestrian streets, wide squares and spacious gardens, where buildings such as the Cathedral, the Archiepiscopal Palace, and the City

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Lugo, Spain

Doñana

A variety of ecosystems The biodiversity to be found in Doñana is due to a combination of different ecosystems. It was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1980. The Park is characterised by its flatness. A transition can be seen from the gently sloping landscapes of the stabilised sand dunes, known as "cotos", to the marsh, which is the most interesting area,

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Parque Nacional De Doñana, Spain

Jaen

This provincial capital boasts the largest number of protected spaces and castles and fortresses in Spain, and stands in a setting of olive groves. Its origin as a centre for Arab caravans, its importance as a stronghold on the Castilian-Muslim frontier during the Reconquest, and its current role as a leading olive oil producer –earning it the designation of "Olive

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Jaen, Spain

Ronda

This town in the Málaga region sits on either side of the Tajo del Ronda, a narrow gorge more than 150 metres deep. Its old town has been declared Property of Cultural Interest. Celts, Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs all inhabited these lands, which were reconquered by the Catholic Monarchs. The historic quarter, reminiscent of the Arab age and with a

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Ronda, Spain

Zamora

The city of Zamora in Castella-León, preserves in its old town an important legacy of Romanesque art, which has earned it the declaration of Historic-Artistic site. Set on the banks of the River Duero and right on the Via de la Plata (Silver Road) route, its medieval importance has left a mark in the shape of walls, palaces and churches.

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Zamora, Spain

Picos De Europa

The first National Park in Spain The Picos de Europa National Park was the first one to be awarded that designation in Spain. Its history goes back to 1918, when don Pedro Pidal, Marquis of Villaviciosa, promoted the law to create the Montaña de Covadonga National Park, which was named Picos de Europa National Park on 30 May 1995. This natural

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Picos Europa, Spain

Teruel

Built on high ground in the south of Aragon, Teruel preserves an important medieval legacy in its historic centre. The cathedral tower, along with those of San Salvador, San Martín and San Pedro are the jewels of a group of Mudejar monuments declared a World Heritage Site. A city of legends thanks to the famous story of the lovers of Teruel,

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Teruel, Spain