Cities of Castile - Art and History in Segovia, Avila, Salamanca, Toledo and Madrid

Each of these cities has its own individual personality, and art treasures. Toledo has its Visigothic and Moorish background. Avila, active in the campaign for Christian re-conquest, has its fortified walls and was the birthplace of the 16th century reformer St Teresa.  Segovia surprises with its Roman aqueduct and wealth of Romanesque churches. Madrid has its art galleries and neo-classical boulevards, and Salamanca its university and great square. (This lecture can be given with any combination of the above cities to suit special interests, or forthcoming tours)