The region of Castilla Y Leon is Spain’s largest, with several major cities and almost 40 protected areas of outstanding natural beauty.
The legend of El Dorado is alive and well in the western city of Salamanca, known as La Dorada (the golden city) due to the golden glow of its locally mined sandstone buildings. It makes for a stunning sunset, but there’s plenty to see during the day too - Plaza Mayor is a great starting point; the city’s heart and a central square where there’s plenty to eat and drink. You’ll also find quirky attractions like the House of Shells, a 600 year old building coated with sandstone shells, as well as paddle boat rental on the river Tormes.
The natural landscape of Castilla Y Leon refuses to be ignored - Las Medulas is home to a uniquely sculpted mountain region, shaped by Roman gold miners, while the river Douro flows through the Arribes Del Duero National Park, which delights visitors with its verdant valleys and olive and almond groves. Find great deals on hotels in Castilla Y Leon from Hotels4u below, whether you’re looking for budget or bijou accommodation.