Lonely Planet's Top Experiences and Sights in Spain: Central Spain
Castilla-La Mancha not only has Spain's lowest population density, but sees fewer tourists than any region outside Navarra. Located on a windswept fertile plateau, the landscape is richly patterned, with undulating plains of rich henna-coloured earth, neatly striped and stippled with olive groves and grape vines, stretching to a horizon you never seem to reach.
Exploring Extremadura is a journey into the heart of old Spain, from the country's finest Roman ruins to mysterious medieval cities and time-worn villages. Mérida, Cáceres and Trujillo rank among Spain's most beautifully preserved historical settlements.
It may be one of Spain's smallest comunidades by area, but there's still plenty to see in Madrid's hinterland: San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Aranjuez, Alcalá de Henares, Chinchón, Sierra de Guadarrama and Sierra Pobre
These are the top experiences and sights in Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura & the Community of Madrid, according to Lonely Planet.
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