Are you one of those who take advantage of spring to do rural tourism? Well then you must be very attentive to what we tell you next! And is that today we are going to talk to you about a province of Castilla y León that has a lot to offer when it comes to this type of tourism. We are referring to Lion, the largest province in this autonomous community, which hides such wonderful corners as the Picos de Europa National Park, which can be discovered through the Ruta de los Cares.
Beyond its natural corners, among which Las Médulas, a landscape of open-cast mines, also stands out, we like León for its rich gastronomy, with its cured meats and wines with Denomination of Origin, and its wonderful charming towns. Today in Hard Hobbit To Break We want to show you some of the most beautiful, although we have to admit that we have left many in the pipeline. Therefore, we encourage you to make your own suggestions through the comments. Can you come with us?
First of all, we want to talk about Astorga, the capital of the Maragatería region, which offers a rich medieval legacy due to its location (it is located on the Camino de Santiago and on the Vía de la Plata route). In its enclosure walled You can find churches, hospitals and convents that transfer the tourist to the Jacobean tradition. Of course, we must highlight the Episcopal Palace, the work of the genius Antonio Gaudí.
Peñalba de Santiago
A town that could not miss on this list is Peñalba de Santiago, which is located in the Valdueza region. Stresses the church of Santiago de Peñalba, of architecture Mozarabic. In addition, it is important to keep in mind that the town is a Cultural Interest Property with the category of Ethnological Complex.
Villafranca del Bierzo
On the Camino de Santiago we can also find Villafranca del Bierzo, which houses an important group monumental. In fact, its old town is declared a Site of Cultural Interest. Its main square, the Town Hall, Calle del Agua and its mansions stand out, as well as the convent of the Agustinas Recoletas.
Castrillo de los Polvazares
We continue our tour of the most beautiful towns in León in the municipality of Astorga, where we find Castrillo de los Polvazares. The most surprising thing about this place is that it is practically preserved in its state original. In fact, its houses are built of stone and its streets are cobbled.
We also want to highlight Balboa, one of the municipalities in León where Galician is spoken. Located in the El Bierzo region, it houses an important heritage, highlighting the Balboa Castle, the church of Santa Marina and the Casa de las Gentes, which is a museum and a civic center at the same time.
Cain of Valdeón
Another corner of the province of León that is worth knowing is Caín de Valdeón, a village belonging to the municipality of Posada de Valdeón. It is located in the Valdeón Valley, in the Picos de Europa, and houses interesting points of interest, such as the Ermita de la Corona, the Garganta del Cares, the Chorco de los Lobos and the Mirador de Tombo.
In the region of El Bierzo we find Molinaseca, another of the towns in León through which the Camino de Santiago has traveled. Here you can enjoy a beautiful natural landscape and an abundant and rich gastronomy. The Pilgrims' Bridge stands out, a Romanesque construction.
Finally, we want to talk about Sahagún, a historic city that has the Plaza Mayor as its nerve center, which retains its structure of arcades. Their houses surprise patterned of wood and brick or with mud and straw plasters. In addition, we want to highlight the monastery of San Benito el Real and the churches of San Tirso and San Lorenzo.
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