1 Alcala de Henares
2 Ávila: an intact medieval wall, with 88 towers and nine gateways, still circles the hilltop city of Avila, the birthplace of St. Teresa of Avila.
9 Salamanca is an architectural gem, with two adjoining cathedrals and a Plaza Mayor (main square) regarded as one of the finest in Spain.
Short break at Salamanca: Spain has the best night out and tons of cultural sites. Portugal also.
10 San Cristóbal de La Laguna
11 Santiago de Compostela
12 On the way to Segovia, the Valley of the Fallen is a bizarre and controversial memorial to the dead of the Spain’s Civil War. The late dictator Francisco Franco is buried there.