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Salamanca

Salamanca is located in western Spain and is the capital of the province of Salamanca, which belongs to the autonomous community of Castile and Leon. Salamanca province is bordered by the provinces of Zamora, Valladolid, Ávila, and Cáceres and also by Portugal. It...

Soria

Soria is a city in north-central Spain and the capital of the province of Soria in the autonomous community of Castile and León. Soria province is bordered by the provinces of La Rioja, Zaragoza, Guadalajara, Segovia, and Burgos. Situated on the Rio Duero in the east...

Palencia

Palencia is a city in north-northwest Spain and the capital of the province of Palencia in the northern part of the autonomous community of Castile-Leon. It is bordered by the provinces of León, Cantabria, Burgos and Valladolid. Nearly 50 % of the Palencia province’s...

Guadalajara

Guadalajara is a city in the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha and the capital of the province of Guadalajara in north-central Spain which is bordered by the provinces of Cuenca, Madrid, Segovia, Soria, Zaragoza, and Teruel. The area of the province covers...

Ávila

Ávila is located in central-western Spain and is the capital of the province of the same name. It is 1117 metres above sea level, making it the highest provincial capital in Spain. It is built on the flat summit of a rocky hill, which rises abruptly in a brown,...

Segovia

Segovia is a city in central Spain, just north of Madrid, and is the capital of the province of Segovia in Castile and Leon. It can be reached by bullet train in 35 minutes from Madrid. Segovia is a Celtic name. Under Roman and Moorish rule, the city was called...

Ciudad Real

Ciudad Real is a city in Castile-La Mancha and the capital of the province of Ciudad Real. “Ciudad Real” literally means “Royal City” in Spanish. It is located in the south western part of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha and is bordered by the provinces...

Burgos

The city of Burgos is located in north eastern Spain, at the edge of the central plateau, and is the capital of the province of Burgos, in the autonomous community of Castile and Léon. It is bordered by the provinces of Palencia, Cantabria, Vizcaya, Álava, La Rioja,...

Albacete

Albacete is a city in south eastern Spain, 258 km south east of Madrid. It is the capital of the province of Albacete in the autonomous community of Castile La Mancha. The settlement was named “Al-Basīṭ” ("The Plain") by the Arabs. It has been well known as a centre...

Valladolid

Valladolid is located in north-central Spain, upon the Pisuerga River and within the Ribera Del Duero wine-making region and in its history has twice been the capital city of Spain. It is now the capital of the province of Valladolid and of the autonomous community of...

Badajoz

Badajoz is the capital of the province of Badajoz in the autonomous community of Extremadura, situated close to the Portuguese border on the left bank of the river Guadiana. Badajoz is crowned by the ruins of a Moorish castle and a strong wall and bastions, with a...

Toledo

Toledo is located in central Spain, only 70 km south of Madrid and is the capital of the province of Toledo and of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...

Zamora

Zamora is a city in Castile and León and the capital of the province of Zamora. It is located on a rocky hill in the northwest of Spain near the border with Portugal, and is crossed by the Duero River. With its twenty four Romanesque churches of the twelfth and...

Valencia

Valencia is the capital and the largest city of the Autonomous Community of Valencia. It is also the third largest city in Spain behind Barcelona and Madrid. Valencia is probably most famous for its main festival “Las Fallas” and the world famous Spanish dish “Paella”...

Lleida

Lleida is a city in the west of Catalonia and the capital city of the province of the same name. It is the biggest and most populated area of the inland part of Catalonia and also one of the oldest towns in the whole of Catalonia. It was a settlement of the...

Castellón de la Plana

Castellón de la Plana is the capital city of the province of Castellón, in the Valencian Community. It is located in the east of the Iberian Peninsula, on the Costa del Azahar by the Mediterranean Sea on the fertile plain known as “La Plana” between the mountains and...

Alicante

Alicante, or “Alacant” in Valencian, is a city in south eastern Spain and the capital of the province of Alicante and of the Comarca of the Alacantí in the Community of Valencia. It is a historic Mediterranean port founded in 324 BC and the second-largest Valencian...

Girona

Girona is a city located in the northeast of Catalonia, Spain at the confluence of the “Ter”, “Onyar”, “Galligants” and “Güell” rivers near to the French border. It is the capital of the province of the same name and of the comarca (shire or county) of “Gironès” which...

Pontevedra

Pontevedra city is the capital of both county and province of the same name. It is located in the “Rias baixas” (lower bays) of Galicia between the Galician capital Santiago de Compostela (58 km to the north) and the largest Galician city, Vigo (30 km to the south)....

Vitoria

Vitoria is the capital city of the province of Álava in the Basque Country in northern Spain. It is known as “Gasteiz” in Basque and officially titled “Vitoria-Gasteiz”. It is the second largest Basque city, after Bilbao. Locals are called “Vitorianos”,...

Orense

Orense is situated in Galicia in the northwest corner of Spain extending over Portugal. Galicia, consists of four provinces: La Coruna (including Santiago de Compostela), Pontevedra, Lugo, and Orense. The Orense landscape is a rain-swept land of grass and granite,...

Santander

The port city of Santander is the capital of the autonomous community of Cantabria on the north coast of Spain, with Asturias to the west and the Basque Country to the east. The vast majority of Cantabrians live in Santander and the city is the home of the Roman...

Lugo

Lugo is a city in northwest Spain in the autonomous community of Galicia. It is the capital of the province of Lugo, one of Galicia’s four Provinces. The other three Galician provinces are La Coruna, Pontevedra and Ourense. Lugo province may not be one of the most...

San Sebastián

San Sebastián is known as “Donostia” in Basque and is the capital city of the province of Gipuzkoa, in the Basque Country of northern Spain. Locals call themselves “Donostiarras”.San Sebastián is located on the southern coast of the Bay of Biscay at the mouth of the...

La Coruña

La Coruña (A Coruña in Galician) is the second largest city in Galicia in northwest Spain. The city is also the capital of the La Coruña Province and was the capital of the whole of Galicia between 1563 and 1982 before Santiago de Compostela was given the honour. La...

Jaén

Jaén is a city in central southern Spain and the capital of the province of Jaén. It is located in the autonomous community of Andalusia and the inhabitants of the Jaén are known as “Jiennenses”. The city is located close to the Santa Catalina hills and the streets...

Málaga

Málaga is a port city in Andalusia, southern Spain, on the Costa del Sol coast of the Mediterranean. Málaga is located 544 km south of Madrid and is 198 km from Andalusia’s capital, Sevilla. It is ranked as the sixth largest city in Spain in terms of population,...

Huelva

Huelva is a city in Andalusia in south west Spain. It is the capital of the province of Huelva and is located along the Gulf of Cadiz coast, at the meeting point of the Odiel and Rio Tinto rivers.It was known as “Onoba Aestuaria”, “Onuba” or “Onoba” during Roman...

Almería

Almería is Andalucia's most eastern capital. It is located at the bottom of a mountain range that is crowned by the magnificent “Alcazaba” - an Arab fortress built by Abd-erRahman, the Caliph of Cordoba and the second largest Muslim fortress in Andalusia after the...

Cádiz

Cádiz is the capital of the south western Spanish province of the same name, one of eight which make up the community of Andalusia. Cádiz is the oldest continuously-inhabited city of the Iberian Peninsula and possibly of all south west Europe. It has always been a...

Córdoba

Córdoba is the capital of the province of the same name and is located in Andalusia, southern Spain on the banks of the “Guadalquivir” river. It was originally called “Corduba” when founded by Claudius Marcellus in Roman times.It is estimated that in the tenth century...

Barcelona

Barcelona is the second biggest city in Spain, behind Madrid and is the capital city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia. It is located in the north east of Spain on the Mediterranean coast between the mouths of the rivers “Llobregat” and “Besòs” and is bounded...

León

León is the capital of the León province in Castile and León, northwest Spain. León was founded in the 1st century BC by the Romans. Its name is derived from the city's Latin name “Legio VII Gemina”, from the Roman legion which established the site of the city to...

Seville

Seville is located in south west Spain on the banks of the River Guadalquivir, is the capital of Andalusia and is the artistic, cultural, and financial centre of southern Spain. The people of Seville are known as “Sevillanos/Sevillanas” or “Hispalenses” and Seville is...

Oviedo

Oviedo is the capital city of Asturias and Asturias' only major inland city. There is lots to see and do within Oviedo city and it is also in close proximity to the mountain ranges “Monte Naranco” and “Picos de Europa”.Oviedo boasts a wealth of history and...

Madrid

Madrid is the capital of Spain and the country's largest city. It is located in the centre of Spain on the river “Manzanares” and is the political heart of the country, the seat of government and residence of the Spanish monarchy. It is also the major financial centre...

Zaragoza

Zaragoza is located in north east Spain and is the capital city of the Zaragoza province. It has one of the largest populations in Spain and famously hosted the 2008 World Fair on water and sustainable development - Expo Zaragoza. Zaragoza offers an amazing variety of...

Cáceres

Cáceres is located in Extremadura and is the capital of the Cáceres Province. It was founded by the Romans in 25 BC, but there is evidence (seen in the caves of Maltravieso and El Conejar) that there have been settlements here since prehistoric times. The ancient...

Murcia

Murcia is located about 75 km south of Alicante and about 410 km south of Madrid. It hardly ever rains in Murcia and there is an average of over 300 sunny days a year, however temperature swings can be surprising despite Murcia's close proximity to the coast. The...

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela is a World Heritage City and the capital of Galicia, in the far north west of Spain. The lush green lands of Galicia feel like nowhere else in Spain. It is famed for its fine seafood and wines, Celtic ties and the pilgrimage “El camino de...

Cuenca

Cuenca is a city in central Spain, and also the capital of the province of the same name, one of the largest provinces in Spain. The historical old walled town of Cuenca has been given the UNESCO World Heritage stamp and contains the city’s biggest tourist draw – “Las...

Granada

Granada is located in south east Spain and is the capital city of the province of the same name. The city is located at the foot of Sierra Nevada, the highest mountain range of the Iberian Peninsula. It offers the opportunity to enjoy both fantastic ski slopes and sun...

Tarragona

Tarragona is located in the east of Spain, in Catalonia, by the Mediterranean Sea. It is the capital of the Spanish province of the same name. It was founded in the 5th Century BC, but really started to flourish under the Romans. Romans arrived in 218 BC and Tarragona...

Bilbao

Bilbao in northern Spain is the capital of Vizcaya, one of the three provinces of the Basque Country (Pais Vasco). Since its foundation, more than 700 years ago, Bilbao has been the fundamental factor in the socio-economic modernisation of Vizcaya. It is the largest...

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