Madrid and Segovia
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Madrid and Segovia by Drone

JB Meert

Contributor JB Meert used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone combined with ground camera footage to make this remarkable video of the heart of Spain.  The video covers a trip to the Spanish capital Madrid followed by the great cultural treasure of Segovia, which lies a bit to the north of the capital.  The Madrid footage includes epic aerials of the Royal Palace, the Puerta del Sol, and other well known spots.  The highlight of the Segovia portion is an amazing view of the famous Alcazar.

Jewel of Central Spain: Toledo
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Toledo, Spain: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Allan Crawford

Of all the cultural treasures of Spain, possibly the greatest may be the city of Toledo.  It's part of the region of Castile-La Mancha in the central part of the country, which became the core of modern Spain.  Toledo was an outpost of Islamic rule of Spain then became one of the first cities "reconquered" by Christianity.  In this video, you'll see this ancient city, which was one of the most important in Europe during the reign of the Habsburg Emperor Charles V in the 16th century.

Heart of Spain Roadtrip
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Spain Road Trip - Landscapes, Towns & Castles

AVEA - Alta Vista Epic Aerials

Contributor AVEA - Alta Vista Epic Aerials created this memorable aerial video tour of some of the most historic sites in the central part of Spain.  The video includes amazing bird's eye views of Peñarande de Duero, Castillo Peñafiel, Granadilla, Lerma, Arcos de la Frontera, and other locations.  You will be captivated by the tremendous beauty of this area in the heart of the country, which was where the modern nation of Spain emerged from a collection of smaller kingdoms.

Tilting at Windmills in La Mancha
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Windmills of La Mancha


Spain's province La Mancha, which is part of the Castilla-La Mancha semi-autonomous region of central Spain, has a storied history.  The province is essentially a large plain south of Madrid.  Famously, it was the setting for the epic novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, one of the great works of Western literature.  It was published in two parts, in 1605 and 1615.  In this video, contributor Eminorcks gives us an amazing aerial tour of the area which gave birth to the expression "tilting at windmills."   

Spain's El Cid Castle
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Del Cid: Castle of Jadrague


PJFDrone created this spectacular drone video of one of the most famous fortresses in Spain.  The Castle of Jadraque is situated in the Guadalajara province of north-central Spain, which is part of the Castile-La Mancha autonomous region.  It is is a strategic region of the country, in effect controlling the approaches to the Castile & Leon region.  Sometimes called the Castle of Cid, it played a key role in the expulsion of Spain's Muslim rulers by the Kingdom of Castile.

Aerial Views of Spain's Guadalajara Province
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Pastrana (Guadalajara, Spain)


PJFDrone created this beautiful drone video of a small town in Spain's Guadalajara province.  The province is part of the autonomous region of Castilla-La Mancha, which is (along with Castile & Leon to its northwest) one of the two core regions of central Spain.  This area was under Muslim rule for a time but beginning in the 11th century was re-conquered by Christianity in the form of the Kingdom of Castile, part of the process leading to the emergence of modern Spain.

Castles of Castile & Leon
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Hispadrone - Hidden Beauty #DJI #4K


Contributor and drone pilot Hispadrone created this epic aerial video of some of the castles of central Spain.  The modern nation of Spain emerged from the areas of Castile & Leon in the north central section of the country.  The former area in particular is surrounded by mountains, which allowed the kingdoms of Castile & Leon to accumulate strength to eventually expel the Muslim states to the south.   The castles in the mountains surrounding the area were key to this process.

Famous Monastery of Castile-La Mancha
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Dji Mavic Pro Platinium Monasterio de Uclés


Contributor and drone pilot mikel-julio created this beautiful aerial view of a monastery in central Spain.  The  Monastery de Santiago de Uclés was constructed in the 16th century.  It's in the town of Uclés in Spain's Cuenca province, part of the Castile-La Mancha automous region of central Spain.  The area was important in the earlier struggles between Islam and Christianity for control of the Iberian Peninsula, the outcome of which led to the emergence of modern Spain.

MTB in Central Spain
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Promo Desafio Caballero Negro

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For an epic mountain biking landscape, it's hard to beat central Spain.  The region is full of mid-sized hills accessible to mountain bikes, unpaved roads, and uncountable scenes of natural and cultural beauty.  Check out this promotional video for Spanish mountain bike company Caballero Negro.  The course runs 300km (about 180 mi) through some of the most spectacular spots in the heart of the great nation.  This is some serious mountain biking on the Iberian Peninsula.


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