Benavente is a prominent town situated in the north of the capital. It was repopulated by King Fernando II, who also awarded it law-codes in the 12th century.
The most representative building in town is the
Parador de Turismo Fernando II hotel, which occupies the Caracol
Tower, a 16th-century castle with wide segmental miradors and
a beautiful Mudejar coffered ceiling in the main section.
Other attractions for the visitor are the church of Santa María de Azogue, in which the doors, some multicoloured Gothic sculptures and several pillars are very interesting; San Juan del Mercado, with its prominent southern door; and the hospital of La Piedad, an old pilgrims' hostel.
Source: Web server of Instituto de Turismo de España, TURESPAÑA.