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Travel/Tourism news & information for Castile and Leon

Jurassic mountain district in Burgos and Palencia wins UNESCO status
Travel/Tourism Fri, May 12, 2017

Jurassic mountain district in Burgos and Palencia wins...

SPAIN has acquired a new global heritage site – the rocky mountain nature reserve of Las Loras, which straddles two provinces, has been designated World Geo-Park. Already one of the European countries with the most...

Segovia invites 'Telegraph' to visit after article confuses it with Sevilla
Travel/Tourism Sat, Mar 28, 2015

Segovia invites 'Telegraph' to visit after article...

BRITISH broadsheet has been invited to visit Segovia in central-northern Spain after confusing it with Sevilla. An article in the newspaper's travel section titled, shows a photo of the Alcázar, or Moorish fortress...

Tour bus crash leaves three dead
Travel/Tourism Tue, Nov 10, 2009

Tour bus crash leaves three dead

A MINIBUS crash on the AP-66 in Barrios de Luna (León) yesterday has left three dead and 24 injured. Only one of the 28 passengers escaped unharmed. Police have confirmed the identities of the dead women as Julia...

Travel/Tourism Tue, Sep 16, 2008

Eleven minutes to slay spear festival bull

It took eleven minutes for 'Valentón', the 575kg bull chosen to die at this year's Toro de la Vega festival in Tordesillas (Valladolid), to succumb to its injuries. Nearly 300 horse riders, roughly half of...

Burgos: feast your eyes on classical Spain
Travel/Tourism Thu, Jul 17, 2008

Burgos: feast your eyes on classical Spain

Wrapped up within gentle green hills, cornfields and a vast expanse of unspoilt countryside littered with hidden hamlets, isolated villages and northern Spain’s ubiquitous dairy farms, Burgos is an island of stunning...

Nine hurt as Paris train derails outside Medina del Campo
Travel/Tourism Sun, Jul 6, 2008

Nine hurt as Paris train derails outside Medina del Campo

A Talgo slow train en route from Paris to Madrid came off the rails at 12.10pm yesterday lunchtime just outside Medina del Campo station in Valladolid province, leaving nine of the 199 passengers on board slightly...

Segovia: a captivating city of kings
Travel/Tourism Fri, Jun 20, 2008

Segovia: a captivating city of kings

WHEN Spain’s kings and queens visited Segovia regularly, they clearly had good taste. This city, barely an hour and a half from Madrid by car, has enamoured many kings and queens of the crown of Castilla. An example...

Two die as light airplane crashes on take-off
Travel/Tourism Tue, Oct 30, 2007

Two die as light airplane crashes on take-off

The two men who died in a light airplane crash near Cervera de Pisuerga (Palencia) last Sunday lunchtime have been identified as Miguel Ángel GD (42), who was the pilot, and Alfredo AM (59), both of whom lived in...

Travel/Tourism Wed, Dec 28, 2005

Christmas nightmare for RENFE customers

Christmas Day turned into a nightmare for 500 passengers travelling from Galicia to Cataluña when they were left stranded without heat or food for five hours at Palanquinos station, 17km from León, in temperatures...

Segovia, a jewel of Golden Age Spain
Travel/Tourism Tue, Jul 19, 2005

Segovia, a jewel of Golden Age Spain

If you are planning a weekend away from crowded Costa beaches at any stage this summer, you could do a lot worse than a trip to the beautiful city of Segovia (Castilla León) to the north of Madrid. One of the town´s...

Castrillo celebrates Colacho Baby Jumping festival
Travel/Tourism Mon, May 30, 2005

Castrillo celebrates Colacho Baby Jumping festival

The village of Castrillo de Murcia (Burgos) held its traditional Baby-Jumping Festival at the weekend as part of its Corpus Christi celebrations. Since 1620, on the first Sunday after Corpus Christi, "El Colacho...

Two bull runners serious after Cuéllar festival goring
Travel/Tourism Wed, Sep 1, 2004

Two bull runners serious after Cuéllar festival goring

Two young men are seriously ill after being gored by the same bull (photo) during the third bull run of the Cuéllar festival yesterday, the most dangerous so far this year. The bulls, which were supplied by the...

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