La Alberca is worth a visit. It is historical town with a current population of about 1000. Only residents are allowed to have vehicles in the historical centre. In the off season, it can be a quiet, sleepy location. Besides being very beautiful, the town is known for the production of ham and other pork products.
Astorga is a town in the province of León with more than 2000 years of history. Astorga hosts a rich variety of landmarks spanning from Roman ruins, Medieval Cathedral and a Episcopal Palace designed by Gaudi, what makes Astorga a hidden gem.
Castilla y León is an autonomous community of Spain, the country's largest — in fact, it is the largest subnational political division in the European Union. It was formed in the 1980s by the union of two regions: Old Castile (Ávila, Burgos, Palencia, Segovia, Soria and Valladolid) and the Kingdom of León (León, Zamora and Salamanca), themselves based on kingdoms that were separated and reunited several times in the Middle Ages.
Spanish is the main language. Everyone in Castile-Leon speaks Spanish, but in the provinces of León, Zamora and Salamanca, Leonese is also spoken by a small minority.