One of the more enticing aspects of Spain that attracts tourists from all over the globe is the country’s vibrant history. In many instances, buildings have either been used as hotels for centuries or are old buildings that have been converted into historic hotels. Central Spain is full of such buildings because it has long been the seat of the Spanish government. In fact, many people who book historic hotels in Central Spain come to the region specifically to visit Toledo, which was residence of the king before Madrid became the capital, or El Escorial, the place where Spanish royalty is laid to rest. Other cities in Central Spain that attract history buffs include Zaragoza and Salamanca.