THE CASTLES ROUTE (RUTA DE LOS CASTILLOS)
This route is a magical journey around some of Spain’s most intriguing castles.
Suggested access airports: Madrid
3 NIGHT ITINERARY
First night: Parador de CIUDAD RODRIGO
A lovely town filled with history, a history to be discovered through the 12th-century cathedral, town walls, on which construction began under King Fernando II of León, 16th-century City Hall building, palaces of the Castro and Águila families, Vázquez family house, 16th- and 17th-century Cerralbo Chapel, San Francisco Convent, San Andrés Church, convent of the Claras, and more. Ciudad Rodrigo is a town which will take you back in time.
Second night: Parador de JARANDILLA
The Parador de Jarandilla boasts an incomparable size and beauty, and is a very special setting-off point for visits to places such as Yuste Monastery, where Emperor Carlos V spent his last days. Other interesting visits include natural sites such as the Olla Gorge. We also recommend the towns of the Vera region, especially Valverde and Villanueva.
Third night: Parador de OROPESA
La Mancha, land of the plains and land of knights, offers us the opportunity to discover it on this journey. We begin our travels in Oropesa, where we can explore the 16th-century Jesuit School, Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Church (15th-century), and the New Palace (15th-century).