Castile and León Tourist Routes

The Way of Saint James

Footsteps of Teresa of Ávila

Duero Route

Route of the Mystics


The Way of Saint James from Madrid

Vía de la Plata



Canal de Castilla

Carlos V Route

Carlos V, the Medieval emperor, was a keen globetrotter and chose Castilla y León for his final trip. Today, this historical and geographical route passes through 24 cities in the region.

The route passes through the regions of Cantabria, Castilla y León and Extremadura, reliving the time when Carlos I de España y V de Alemania disembarked in Laredo in Cantabria on September 26, 1556, to spend the rest of his days in the Monasterio de Yuste in Caceres where he died on the 21st September 1558.

The emperor’s pilgrimage through Castilla y León lasted a month and 3 days, starting on the 8th October and finishing on the 10th November 1556. The route offers tourists the chance to visit villages and areas of extraordinary natural beauty, the deep-rooted culture of the people, reflected by their traditions, legends, fiestas and lifestyle.


Way of the Language

Route of the Cid



Isabel Route