The 10 Best Things to Do in Castile and Leon, Spain

September 29, 2017 Venice Greaves

Discover the best top things to do in Castile and Leon, Spain including Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), Segovia Aqueduct, Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas, Salamanca,Casco Historico, Balloon Ride EoloFLY, Escape Room Valladolid, Museo Nacional de Escultura, San Pedro Cultural, Catedral de Burgos, Pago de Carraovejas - Finca y Bodega.

1. Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

Between C. Alfonso XII and Avenida de Menendez Pelayo, 28010 Madrid, Spain +34 915 30 00 41
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

Peaceful urban park centered around a beautiful lake.

Reviewed By Matt C - Sacramento, California

We were there on Saturday, March 24. That same day, a child was killed by a falling tree. Instead of roping off the affected area, a small portion of the park --- the officials decided to close the Entire Park for a whole week. (This is Semana Santa, one of the busiest tourist weeks of the season!)
For this reason, I'm giving the park a poor grade.

2. Segovia Aqueduct

Plaza del Azoguejo, Segovia, Spain +34 921 42 59 11
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 7 reviews

Segovia Aqueduct

Reviewed By flyjournal - na

I found the aqueduct impressive & well preserved. Also found the secluded nun convent a little further away from the summit of the aqueduct, the door to the convent was closed and decided not to ring the bell as I was not sure whether they had any baked goods for sale as based on the previous reviews. However, the town of Segovia was way too touristy, too many shops, its like walking down a major shopping mall. I was hoping to visit another royal palace about 7 km away from Segovia called La Granja de San Ildefonso but the bus station employees of La Sepulvedana at Segovia were very unfriendly & grouchy. They were not able to confirm with me whether the buses were to leave for the palace based on the timetables found on their website and simply said ask the drivers?!!! Whereby none was available. So my planned trip to La Graja de San Ildefonso did not materialize. So as a heads up to travelers who wish to make the trip relying on bus company, La Sepulvedana, may I suggest that if you are traveling solo hook up with others online to see whether you can arranges shared private transport with them. And when you are at La Graja combine your trip there to the milk glass factory, Royal Glass Factory of La Granja. Because Segovia by itself is very small & compact and you can finish it within 2 hours.

3. Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas

PZ Palacio Dona Juana 1 | CL Carnicerias 3, 47100 Tordesillas, Spain +34 692 17 32 69
Excellent
93%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 172 reviews

Centro de Iniciativas Turisticas

Reviewed By Pete L - Tordesillas, Spain

Thank you very much to the staff of the tourist office for taking the trouble to make sure that we understood the information provided as we are not native Spanish speakers. We will tell our friends and family what a great guided tour we had - great value for money and very informative.

4. Salamanca,Casco Historico

Salamanca, Spain
Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Salamanca,Casco Historico

Reviewed By Miguelencasa - London, United Kingdom

This has to be one of the most beautiful locations in the world. However unlike many historic centres, it is buzzing with life. Clearly it is as popular with the locals as well as many visitors from all over the world. Also, unlike many other famous locations, prices everywhere are very reasonable with efficient and cheerful service. Everybody in the world should go there at least once.

5. Balloon Ride EoloFLY

Calle de Concepcion Nunez 2, 28280 El Escorial, Spain +34 918 97 42 71
Excellent
92%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 102 reviews

Balloon Ride EoloFLY

We are the Spanish company with licence to Air Hot Balloons trip and Ultralight Pilots School. Come flying the experience to fly in a a Balloon to wonder the Aqueduct, Castle or the Cathedral down at your feet.

Reviewed By Gilly L - Madrid, Spain

We had a wonderful time with EoloFly, it was a new and interesting experience and we truly enjoyed it. Flying in a hot air balloon is definitely something fun and exciting, and I loved the whole process of putting the balloon together and preparing it...MoreDear Gilly Thank you so much for your opinion, we are sure that it helps to other people to have an idea about what is to fly in a hot air balloon Hope to see you soon The EoloFly team!

6. Escape Room Valladolid

Calle Santa Maria 16 Bis, 47610 Zaratan, Spain +34 633 51 23 45
Excellent
91%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 178 reviews

Escape Room Valladolid

Room escape is a game in which a group of 2 to 5 players enter a room and have 60min to get out of it. There is evidence of wit basically that if they can quickly develop to achieve. Tests may be varied without high physical condition, or that required a physical toll, nor any exposure to risk,,than that of everyday life. No scares, or anything similar

Reviewed By Serxi M

Llevamos muuuchos juegos de escape y este nos ha sorprendido gratamente. Todo bien hilado, pruebas con sentido y entretenidas. Un trato de 10. Recomendable 100%

7. Museo Nacional de Escultura

Calle Cadenas de San Gregorio 1 | calle Cadenas de San Gregorio, 1, 47011 Valladolid, Spain +34 983 25 03 75
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Museo Nacional de Escultura

The National Museum of Sculpture is one of the most important European museums on this discipline because of the quality of its collection, ranging from the Middle Ages to the Baroque, with a predominance of polychrome wood works: Alonso Berruguete, Juan de Juni, Gregorio Fernández, Mena, Martínez Montañés, Alonso Cano, etc. The 19th century, is represented by the plaster cast collection coming from the old National Museum of Artistic Reproductions. The historic value of the four buildings which make up the museum along the street reinforces the worthy character of the visit. The main building, Saint Gregory´s College, is one of the most singular examples of the architecture in the 15th century, next to the Palace of the Marquis de Villena, the House of the Sun and the church of St. Benedict the Elder.

Reviewed By BennyMalaga - Malaga, Spain

The Museo Nacional de Escultura is probably the best sculpture museum in Spain. There are three buildings that one can see. One of them has a very collection of belen Napolitanos, with 183 figures. I also enjoyed the copies of Roman and Greek statues in one of the buildings.

8. San Pedro Cultural

Corro San Pedro, 34310 Becerril de Campos, Spain +34 979 83 34 31
Excellent
84%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 189 reviews

San Pedro Cultural

9. Catedral de Burgos

Plaza Santa Maria s/n, 09003 Burgos, Spain +34 947 20 47 12
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Catedral de Burgos

Reviewed By FrancyAfrica - Lecco

This Cathedral is a jewel in the quite city of Burgos. On the way to Santiago this church impressed visitors as soon as they reach the square.
Inside the church is absolutely perect to be like if it was made by angels.
Try to find a funny clock in a corner... amazing masterpieces. El Chid burial place and a beautiful museum underground.

10. Pago de Carraovejas - Finca y Bodega

Camino Carraovejas S/N, 47300, Penafiel, Spain +34 983 87 80 20
Excellent
90%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 144 reviews

Pago de Carraovejas - Finca y Bodega

Reviewed By NobRotterdam - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

We had a lot of wine tours and tastings in Spain, France, the US. and Argentina, but the tour and tasting at Pago de Carraovejas was by far the best. Our wine guide (Alberto) was very kind, spoke execptionally good english and most importantly, he...MoreDear friend, Thank you so much for you visit and review. We would be pleased to have you back soon. Kind regards.

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