The province of Léon is famous for its aqueduct of Segovia, the Gothic churches in the city of Léon and Burges. There are over 20 churches to see in Zamora. In Léon, the city, you can admire the Cathedral with its museum, the arcaded Plaza Mayor, the Church of Santa Maria del Camino and the sandstone basilica of San Isidora el Real with its Romanesque and Gothic features. There are many places to visit and neighboring Castile to wander. If, however, you have the time, visit Ponferrada. Set aside a weekend in Ponferrada and Léon. This will allow you sufficient time to enjoy all that the area has to offer. There are several Ponferrada attractions to consider during your trip. Major Ponferrada sights include the Castilla de Los Templars. This 13th century structure features some slim, elegant turrets. There is also the Iglesia de Santiago, a 10th century monastery featuring horseshoe shaped arches over paired portals. Other things to do in Ponferrada involve leaving the town to visit the Valley of Silence and the Peñalba de Santiago. Arrive during a celebration of Santiago to sample some of Ponferrada culture and past or go shopping in Ponferrada in the main square.