Castille et Leon :
Castile-León abounds in artistic and archaeological sites of great interest. The famous Way of Saint James will lead you straight to the heart of the region, allowing you to discover an infinity of enchanting sites. To aficionados of archaeology, Castile-León is probably one of the regions with the most relics. 'Pallozas' are another particularity of the region: they are buildings that you will not find in any other region of Spain.
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General information, Spain, Castile-León, Area: The total area of Castile-León is 36,379 mi². Capital city: Valladolid
Population: The population of Castile-León is 2,553,301 inhabitants.
London - Valladolid: 4h30 with a stopover
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Spanish is the official language, as are Leonese and Galician, two historic languages.
97 % of the population is Catholic.
Climate and seasons, Spain, Castile-León
The climate of Castile-León is continental Mediterranean, with long and cold winters.
Temperatures vary between 2 and 4°C in January. Summers are short and hot (19 to 22°C), with 3 or 4 months of drought in summer, typical of the Mediterranean climate.
- Castile-León Tourist Information
TOURIST OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER:
+34 902 20 30 30
- Avila Tourist Information
Address: 4, Pza. de Pedro Dávila
Province: Ávila Post Code: 05001
Telephone: +34 920 211 387
- Burgos Tourist Information
Address: Pza. 7, Alonso Martínez
Post Code: 09003
Telephone: +34 947 203 125
Telephone: +34 947 201 846
- Salamanca Tourist Information
Address: Rua Mayor (Casa de las Conchas)
Post Code: 37008
Telephone: +34 923 268 571
? - Segovia Tourist Information
Address: 10, P/ Mayor
Post Code: 40001
Telephone: +34 921 460 334
Notable dates, Spain, Castile-León
1st January: New Year's Day
6th January: Epiphany
1st April: Maundy Thursday
2nd April: Good Friday
23rd April: Regional holiday
1st May: Labour Day
25th July: Regional holiday
15th August: Assumption
12th October: Spanish National Day
1st November: All Saint's Day
6th December: Constitution Day
8th December: Day of the Immaculate Conception
25th December: Christmas Day
Information about the airports of Castile-León
The airports of Castile-León are: Villanubla in Valladolid, with regular national and international flights; Virgen del Camino airport in León, with national flights and, soon to come, international flights; and Matacán in Salamanca, with recently started charter-only flights as well as regular national flights. In July 2008, the airport of Villafría (Burgos) became a new addition to the regional network. Electric power, Spain, Balearic Islands
220 V. The wall sockets are of the European type.
Safety, Spain, Balearic Islands
As is the case for all tourist areas, it is recommended that you keep an eye on your personal belongings (money and valuables). Don't leave anything of value visible in your car.
Traditions and customs
The 3 most remarkable traditions in this region are: the Quema de Judas in the village of Trespaderne (Burgos), the Bajada del Ángel in Peñafiel (Valladolid), and the Pendones de León, one of the most deeply-rooted traditions in the autonomous community of Castile-León.
Travelling around the area
If you want to know which are the best hiking trails, we recommend that you check the Castile-León Mountain Climbing and Hiking Federation website (only available in Spanish): http://fclm.com/
Castile-León's 8 most characteristic dishes are: garlic soup, cod with Bierzo chili peppers, botillo (cured pork), Segovian suckling pig, lamb roast, goat roast, apple tart, and fried milk...
TAXES AND TIPPING
SERVICE IS INCLUDED IN THE BILL IN MOST HOTELS, RESTAURANTS, BARS, AND TAXIS. IT GENERALLY AMOUNTS TO 5 TO 10 % OF THE PRICE.
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