The oldest towns in Spain

Spain It is a country full of towns that are worth knowing. From the most beautiful new towns in Spain We have already spoken to you, and we have even made lists about medieval towns, mountain villages Y coastal towns.

Today I'm going to focus on the antiquity to tell you about those who have been standing for the longest time, as you will see are fairly well distributed throughout the Spanish geography.

Brañosera (Palencia)


Brañosera is the oldest town in Spain. It is located in the north of the province of Palencia and has a town charter dated 824, so it is the first to be granted in the national territory. Some 250 people live there. 1,220 meters of altitude. It is worth visiting for the Church of Santa Eulalia, of Roman origin, and also for the Church of Salcedillo and the Church of Valberzoso. For many years they lived on coal.

Albarracín (Teruel)

Many things can be said about Albarracín; all good. Not only can it attract tourists for being one of the oldest towns in Spain, but it is capable of convincing anyone for its beauty. Is a medieval village with very old houses made of wood and with a wall that has not disappeared over the years. It has been considered a National Monument since 1961 and just over 1,000 people live in its narrow streets.

Besalú (Girona)

It is a town that I recommend visiting everyone. his romanesque bridge of the 12th century is one of the most beautiful I have been able to see and it will not be difficult for you to find it on Instagram if you are looking for photographs of Besalú. It is a National Historical-Artistic Ensemble since 1966 and the truth is that no one is surprised, since it transports you to the medieval period by preserving buildings from that time in perfect condition.

Ronda (Malaga)

Malaga people not only boast of having an incredible coast. In Ronda, a piece from the Middle Ages that survives our times, you can contemplate a spectacular landscape from the 150 meters high of the bridge that separates the two sides of its old town.

Peñafiel (Valladolid)

Its castle is one of the most popular in Castilla y León. It is a town with a lot of history (there are remains of 2,900 BC) located in the Ribera del Duero, which in itself is a great claim for tourists who visit it wanting to expand their knowledge of the Middle Ages.

Sepúlveda (Segovia)

In the Iron Age II our ancestors already enjoyed Sepúlveda, a municipality with just over 1,000 inhabitants that has been considered a Historic-Artistic Site since 1951.

Calatanazor (Soria)

It is another walled town whose origin dates back many years ago. It is in the region of the Tierras del Burgo, on the banks of the Milanos River. It was declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1962 with all due, since it houses an important cultural and architectural heritage.

Buitrago del Lozoya (Madrid)

In the Community of Madrid there are also ancient towns. The most important is Buitrago de Lozoya, which has a castle and walls to protect it. Fortunately, today they are only used to remember life during the Medieval Age.

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