Castilla y León History & Culture

Cruz de Hierro - The High Point on the Camino

Cruz de Hierro Unlike Pico de Veleta, Alto d'Angliru or Lagos de Covadonga, the climb up to the Cruz de Hierro (Iron Cross) is not particularly challenging.

However, it is symbolically important as the highest point on the Camino Frances route of the Camino de Santiago. Like many places along the Camino de Santiago, it has its own tradition and legend, and it also offers fantastic views of the rolling hillside that characterises this region... Click here to read more

Five Lesser Known Spanish Towns for History

Historic Towns Spain Spain is one of the most incredible countries to visit for history lovers. There are many cities with a great variety of historical influences; from the Moorish cities of Seville and Granada, to the impressive architecture in Barcelona and Valencia.

However, there also many towns and villages, much less visited than the big cities, that are of real historical interest. Here we look at five our favourites, which offer different aspects of Spanish and European history...

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