Spain – Castilla y León


From the highway to Salamanca we had already a first impression of the city walls of Ávila, which made it clear: we will have to stop here on the way back. After leaving Salamanca we arrived in Ávila in the evening and the weather was bad, but we hoped for better conditions the next morning. …

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Salamanca, the famous university town at the Rio Tormes 220 km northwest of Madrid was our next destination in Castile-Leon.  It is also called the “Golden City”, because the facades of the historical buildings are made of a gold-coloured stone, which give a special characteristic to this town. We crossed the Tomar river on this …

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We didn’t reach Segovia by bike along the Via Verde (earlier post), but we drove there instead and got a first impression by walking into town in the late afternoon. Already from the distance, Segovia looked very spectacular with the Alcázar in the front, the big cathedral in the heart of the old town and …

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