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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.

Atienza Castle, Guadalajara

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Castillo de Atienza (Guadalajara) ESPAÑA / Atienza Castle (Guadalajara) SPAIN


Contributor PJFDrone created this beautiful aerial tour of an important Spain's Castle of Atienza (Castillo de Atienza).  It's located near the eponymously named town in Guadalajara, one of the main provinces of the Castilla–La Mancha region of central Spain.  Like many Spanish castles, the structure was built on an old Roman fortification. It played an important role in the titanic struggle between Muslim (Moorish) and Christian Spain, both before and after its capture by Christian forces in the late 11th century AD.

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.

Castle of Manzanares el Real, Greater Madrid

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Dji Mavic Pro Platinium 4K Presa de Santillana


Mikel_julio used a DJI Mavic Pro Platinum to create this memorable aerial video of one of the best preserved fortresses in Spain.  The New Castle of Manzanares el Real is a 15th century fortified palace which is near the town of the same name in the Madrid Community in the center of the country.  The fortress, which was used as a shooting location for the 1961 film El Cid starring Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren, now houses a museum.

Two Fortresses in Central Spain

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Calatrava la Nueva and Salvatierre Fortresses


Contributor Eutx9795 used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this epic aerial video of two important fortresses in Central Spain.  Calatrava la Nueva is a medieval fortification built atop the Alacranejo mountain in the the municipality of Aldea del Rey.   Salvatierra Castle lies just to the east of Calatrava la Nueva.  Both castles are situated northwest of the Ciudad Real, the capital of the province of the same name.  The province is part of the Castile-La Mancha region.

Ávila: Arenas de San Pedro

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Arenas de San Pedro


Arenas de San Pedro is a beautiful town in the west central part of Spain.  It's in Ávila, one of the provinces of the Castile and León region of the country.  Arenas de San Pedro had the misfortune to be located in an area which was the subject of intense fighting at times amongst the various states which eventually came together to form modern Spain.  Now totally peaceful, the town has been pillaged many times in this turbulent history of early modern Spain.  

Rural Soria Province

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Places of Soria, Spain


Check out this beautiful drone video from the heart of Spain, compliments of contributor Alvaro55.  Soria is the easternmost of the nine provinces which make up the massive region of Castile & Leon, the region which is considered the historical core of modern Spain.  A largely rural province, Soria was of significant strategic importance in the struggles between the various kingdoms which were fighting for control of the region.  Today it is the second least populated province in all of Spain.

Glacial Lake in Zamora Province

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Lago de Sanabria, Spain. Amazing place ;)

Contributor Franvargas created this beautiful drone video of a lake area in central Spain. Lago de Sanabria is situated in Zamora, one of the nine provinces which makes up the region of Castile and León in western Spain.  Although the lake has a modest surface area of under 4 square km (just over a square mile), it's the largest glacial lake in Spain and one of the largest lakes of any kind on the Iberian Peninsula.  It's part of an eponymously named national park.

Abandoned Town in Guadalajara

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Dji Mavic 2 zoom 4k

David de Clav

For decades, Spain's rural provinces have been seeing their population leave for the larger cities.  This is particularly true in the provinces of the country's interior, in the regions of Castile and León and Castile-La Mancha.  These regions, which have always been fairly thinly populated, have seen significant population losses due to the draw of Madrid and Barcelona, among other cities.  In this drone video by David de Clav, you will see a town in the province of Guadalajara which has been completely abandoned.  

Júcar River, Cuenca Province

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Hoz del rio Júcar (Cuenca) ESP.


Check out this stunning drone videos from the mountains of central Spain, compliments of PJF Drone.  It was filmed in Cuenca, one of the provinces which makes up the Castille-La Mancha region.  The video features some stunning aerial footage of the canyons of the Júcar RIver, one of the principal waterways of the region.  The river drains the Montes Universales mountain range, flowing southwards then eastwards to empty into the Bay of Valencia on the Mediterranean Sea.  

Pioz Castle, Guadalajara

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Castillo de Pioz Guadalajara España

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Pioz Castle is an old fortification in the Guadalajara province of central Spain.  The castle was built in the 15th century by the Don Pedro Gonzalez de Mendoza, the Cardinal of Spain at the time.  Located in the southwestern part of the province, the area had lost some of its strategic importance by this time.  As the Cardinal focused his attention on other projects, control of Pioz came into the hands of a local noble family, who completed the structure.   It subsequently fell into a semi-ruined state.  

Rural Zamora Province

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Deep and forgotten Spain- Cinematic


Here's a beautiful yet haunting drone video from a sparsely populated area of western Spain, compliments of contributor GalendeFotografia.  It was filmed in Zamora, one of the nine provinces that make up the Castile and León region.  A sparsely populated province (its capital city has a population of just 60k), Zamora has dealt with same trend which has been one of Spain's main demographic trends in recent decades: depopulation of its rural areas as more people gravitate to the country's largest cities.  

Peñaranda de Duero Castle, Burgos

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Castillo by Drone. Peñaranda de Duero

AVEA - Alta Vista Epic Aerials

Check out this drone video of a well-known medieval castle town in northern Spain, compliments of contributor AVEA - Alta Vista Epic Aerials.  It's the Castle of Peñaranda de Duero and it's located in Burgos, one of the provinces of the Castile and León region.  The castle dates to the 10th century but its current Gothic design generally dates to the 15th century.  The castle and town occupied an important position as a line of fortifications that divided Castile from Moorish (Muslim) territories for a time.  

Around Guadalajara Province

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Cielos de Guadalajara


In this drone video by PJF Drone, you'll get an aerial tour of a number of notable spots in the Spanish province of Guadalajara.  Located south of Madrid, Guadalajara is one of the five provinces of the Castile-La Mancha.  Guadalajara was in the cross-hairs of the Medieval struggle known as the Reconquesta, and later saw extensive damage during Napoleonic Peninsular Wars.  The video features footage of the  Henares Valley, the medieval town of Hita, the Monasteries of Lupiana and San Bartolomé, and more.


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Castillo de Ciria

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Castillo de Atienza

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