Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela is a World Heritage City since 1985. The history of the city goes back to the 4th century, when the area around Santiago de Compostela was a Roman cemetery. The city as such has its origin in the shrine of Saint James the Great, now the city's cathedral, as destination of the Way of St. James, a leading Catholic pilgrimage route originated in the 9th century.


Santiago, the capital of Galicia, is also a centre of institutional services, with a privileged location on the Atlantic Axis. The city also has a deep-rooted university tradition, which supplies innovative business initiatives with technological and scientific resources.


Avila

Encircled by the best-preserved medieval walls in Europe, the town of Avila is over 1000 meters above sea level, and is the highest provincial capital in all of Spain. Apart from the city walls, visitors are attracted by the large number of churches and cathedrals, which are predominant throughout the city. The old town of Avila with its churches has been designated a Unesco World Heritage site due to its cultural splendour.



Valencia

There are few cities like Valencia, able to harmoniously combine the remnants of its farthest past, dating to the year 138 BC, with the most innovative and avant-garde buildings from the new millennium.

Valencia is trade and culture, cinema and theatre, museums, magic and for sure business. It is the centre of international and avant-garde design, and one of the most active cities in Europe regarding fairs and conferences.

Thanks to its location, Valencia has historically been Spain’s Mediterranean port and has that special charm of cities that are also seaports. Beaches of fine sand and clean water, the vastness of the sea and the closeness of the coastal mountains make the Valencian coast uniquely attractive.


Cordoba


Córdoba or Cordova as it is known in English, is a city in Andalusia, southern Spain. Cordova was an Iberian and Roman city in ancient times, during the Middle Ages, later it became the capital of an Islamic caliphate. It has been estimated that in the 10th century Córdoba was the most populous city in the world, read more


Granada

The Andalucían city of Granada is set below the spectacular snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is home to the Alhambra, a magnificent Moorish stronghold whose Alcazaba fortress, beautiful palaces, elaborate courtyards and luxurious residences were a triumph of Islamic art and workmanship. On the hill top facing the Alhambra is the old Arab-Jewish quarter of Albaicin - a honeycomb of cobbled streets, whitewashed houses, plazas and historic buildings. Also worth exploring is the Gothic cathedral with its Royal Chapel (Capilla Real), built as the mausoleum of Ferdinand and Isabella.


Salamanca

 

Salamanca is in the central area of Spain, 212 kilometres from the capital, Madrid. Universal, magnificent, wise, young and golden: this city is an inland destination well worth discovering for many reasons. Its historic centre has been designated a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Read more


Burgos

Burgos is a city in northern Spain and the historic capital of Castile. It has about 180,000 inhabitants in the actual city and another 20,000 in the metropolitan area. It is the capital of the province of Burgos, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. The Burgos Laws or Leyes de Burgos which first governed the behaviour of Spaniards towards the natives of the Americas were promulgated here in 1512.

Burgos, just like many other cities in Spain has a long history that often goes back to the dawn of time. The Museum of Human Evolution was opened in 2010, unique in its kind across the world and projected to become one of the top 10 most-visited museums in Spain. The museum features the first Europeans, which lived in this area 800,000 years ago.

It has many historic landmarks, of particular importance; the Cathedral of Burgos (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984), Las Huelgas Reales Monastery and the Cartuja of Miraflores.

A large number of churches, palaces and other buildings from the medieval age remain. The city is surrounded by the Fuentes Blancas and the Paseo de la Isla parks.

The city also has its own historical figure. El Cid Campeador was born and raised just north of the city of Burgos. Many stories and legends have come to be through the adventures of this unique Castilian nobleman and military leader.

The city forms the principal crossroad of northern Spain along the Camino de Santiago, which runs parallel to the River Arlanzón.