Route of the Castles

Travel back in time and feel like a real feudal lord staying in the fortresses of Ciudad Rodrigo, Jarandilla de la Vera and Oropesa.

Day 1
Departure. Sunday.
Day 2
We will head south towards the fertile lands of La Vera in Extremadura and its special microclimate. The Parador de Jarandilla, of unparalleled monumentality and beauty, is a very special starting point to discover places such as the Monastery of Yuste, where the Emperor Charles V spent his final days. If you are a nature lover, you can enjoy wonderful places such as the Garganta del Jaranda or the Garganta de la Olla, with its natural pools where you can have a swim during the summer, or nearby villages, including Valverde and Villanueva. If you travel at the beginning of the springtime, you will be amazed by the white splendour of the cherry blossoms. Dedicated food lovers can’t leave without trying the Torta del Casar cheese, probably the best cheese in the world and buying the “red gold” of the region: the precious paprika.
Day 3
We will continue our journey towards the neighbouring Castilla La Mancha. Once in Toledo, Oropesa awaits you, a lively medieval village dotted with monumental convents, churches and palaces. The Parador, already visible from the highway connecting Madrid and Extremadura, is the best example of the monumental and landscape richness of the area. The hotel is a place to relax with views to the Sierra de Gredos and pamper your body with the best Castilian cuisine, including extraordinary game dishes, roasted meats and hand-made cheeses. Finally, sweeten up with the famous marzipans from Toledo.