Castilla y León
Castilla y León is one of the largest regions in Europe. It is made up of nine provinces, Ávila, Burgos, León, Palencia, Salamanca, Segovia, Soria, Valladolid and Zamora and stands out for being one of the Spanish regions with the greatest cultural, heritage, ethnographic and natural wealth and where the first traces are found of the Spanish language.
Castilla y León is a region of contrasts, and the region’s environmental richness, diversity and quality mean that its landscape of mountains, valleys, lakes, plains, canyons and gorges comprises one of the most important geographical spaces of the Peninsula and one of the regions of greatest biodiversity in the whole of Europe.
We are talking, therefore, about land of high ecological value, where endangered vegetable and animal species offer a beautiful spectacle to the tourist. These Natural Spaces form the ideal place to practice sporting activities or hiking.
Three towns -Avila, Segovia and Salamanca-, the archaeological site at Atapuerca in the province of Burgos, the Catedral of Burgos, the untouched work of the Roman gold engineers in Las Médulas (Leon), Siega Verde, and one of the roads of greatest interest to the tourist, the Way of Saint James, all bear the title of World Heritage
All these sites have been recognised for their monumental nature and great scientific and cultural value and thus have merited special protection by UNESCO.
All the information in Castilla y León official tourism website
Castilla y León has four airports open to civil use: :
- Valladolid Airport, in the municipality of Villanubla, 10 km from Valladolid, which registers the highest volume of air traffic in the Community and is of mixed civil and military use.
- León Airport, 10 km from León, also of mixed civil-military use.
- Salamanca Airport, 17 km east of the capital, previously exclusively for charter flights and now with regular flights.
- Burgos Airport, in the Villafría neighborhood, the most recently opened.