When you are in Castille and Leon,
you’ll immediately notice you are in the land of the castles. Even the name of this region is
derived from the word “castle”.
And it is no wonder there are so many medieval castles in
Castille and Leon, as this area was a war zone for centuries. And castles and fortifications
were built here as far as the 8th century, as it was necessary to defend against the Moorish
The most well known of these castles is the Alcázar of
Segovia, which together with Neuschwanstein in Germany inspired Disney to build the Cinderella
castle. Then, also here you can find the Castle of Coca or the La Mota Castle.