Sevilla, Segovia, Toledo, and Madrid.

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Spain is a magical and wonderful place. It has many things to see and visit. The main cities of Spain are Sevilla, Segovia, Toledo, and Madrid. They also contain much history of medieval Spain and its cultures.

For many, Andalucia means just one thing: Sevilla. The city will charm you with its beguiling Moorish architecture and hundreds of orange trees. At night, Spaniards put on their dancing shoes and step out for an evening of fun, feasting, and friendly flirting. You can enjoy a fabulous tapas meal, a flamenco show, and all-night dancing.

Segovia is mostly famous for two things - the 2000-year old Roman aqueduct, a truly impressive piece of engineering; and roast suckling pig, a truly impressive piece of cuisine. First join the pilgrimage to the ancient city of Avila, known for being the birthplace of the mystic writer, St Teresa, as well as its ninety semicircular towers dating back to the eleventh century.

The magic of Segovia continues with its famous Alcazar, an eleventh century Medieval Castle, believed to be the inspiration for Disney Castle.

The glorious city of Toledo is one of the Spain's greatest national monuments for art, history and spirituality. You can see its many beautiful sites including the amazing Thirteenth Century Cathedral, medieval castle, synagogue and of course its stunning El Greco masterpieces. Toledo is located just south of Madrid, the nation's capital. In medieval Toledo it consisted of three different cultures: Christianity, Judaism, and Muslim.

The capital of Spain, located in the heart of the peninsula and right in the center of the Castilian plain 646 meters above sea level, has a population of over three million. A cosmopolitan city, a business center, headquarters for the Public Administration, Government, Spanish Parliament and the home of the Spanish Royal Family, Madrid also...