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Toledo is a municipality located in central Spain, 70 km south of Madrid. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage as one of the former capitals of the Spanish Empire and place of coexistence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures, as well as the place where harsh religious persecutions were held against the Jews by the Visigoths.
In 1985 the old city of Segovia and its Aqueduct were declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Among its monuments are: The Aqueduct of Segovia, located in the emblematic Plaza del Azoguejo, is the staple of the city. The Alcazar of Segovia, the royal palace located on top of a rock between the rivers Eresma and Clamores, is documented for the first time in 1122, although it may exist in earlier time.
The city is notable for having complete medieval city walls which were built in the Romanesque style. It is also one of the cities with the highest number of Romanesque churches, Gothic churches and catering establishments in relation to the number of its inhabitants. Its main monument is the imposing Walls of Ávila (11th-14th centuries), the medieval work was started in 1090.
The city was declared "Historic Artistic Junction" in 1983. In 2001 UNESCO listed the Aranjuez Cultural landscape as a World Heritage Site. Sights in the city include: Royal Palace, Isle Garden, Parterre Garden, Prince's Garden, Isabella II's Garden, House of Trades and Knights, House of Infantes and Atarfe, Pleasure craft Museum, Farmhand's House, Church of San Antonio and other.
The famous Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial also known as Monasterio de El Escorial or El Escorial, is located in the adjacent municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. La Granjilla de La Fresneda, also known as La Fresneda and La Granjilla de La Fresneda de El Escorial, was a cottage of Philip II in the environment of the Monastery of El Escorial.
La Sierra de Madrid
Peñalara is the highest mountain peak in the mountain range of Guadarrama, a subsection of Spain's larger Sistema Central mountain chain which lies at the center and divides the Iberian Peninsula. Straddling the provinces of Madrid and Segovia, Peñalara reaches a height of 2,428 metres above sea level. Consequently, it is one of the most emblematic and important peaks of the Guadarramas.
The outline of Peñalara is rounded, displaying few underhangs. The hillsides of this mountain are covered with different types of vegetation, depending on the elevation.
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