Are you one of those who take advantage of autumn to do rural tourism? Well, we recommend that you be very attentive to what we tell you below, as it may interest you. And today we are going to talk to you about the 10 best rural destinations in Spain 2017 according to escapadarural.com.
The towns that we are going to show you below have been chosen from among 269 municipalities across the country through a survey carried out by the well-known website, which celebrates its tenth anniversary. To be nominated as Rural Tourism CapitalThey should have less than 10,000 inhabitants, be well connected to main roads and have the necessary infrastructure to receive tourists. Do you want to discover the winning town and the rest of the top 10?
The Capital of Rural Tourism in Spain 2017 is Sigüenza, the quintessential medieval town of Guadalajara. Located in the valley of the Henares river, also known as the Valley Sigüenza, houses such interesting monuments as the Cathedral Basilica of Santa Maria or the Castle, which has become a National Tourism Parador.
In second position we find Elizondo, the capital of the Baztán Valley, located in Navarra. In its municipal term you can still find several neighborhoods of farmhouses, palatial houses and monumental buildings. The Town Hall, the Palace of the Governors and the Palace of Beramundea stand out.
Garganta de los Montes, Madrid
In the Community of Madrid we find the Garganta de los Montes, a region abundant in rivers and streams. Among its main points of interest are the church of San Pedro, El Potro (construction to shoe the horse and cavalry) and samples of civil architecture, not to mention its scenic value.
Alfoz de Lloredo, Cantabria
From Madrid we moved to Cantabria to talk about Alfoz de Lloredo, a municipality coastal located 35 kilometers from Santander, which houses several interesting monuments, such as the church of San Martín, or the caves that sheltered humans from the Paleolithic to the Middle Ages.
In fifth position we find Grazalema, a municipality of Cádiz located in the heart of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. The best of this place, in addition to its beautiful landscape, is that it has preserved its traditional architecture. In addition, the area offers spaces for hiking and adventure sports, and to enjoy traditional cuisine.
The list also includes Covarrubias, considered the "cradle" of Burgos. Belonging to the Arlanza region, this municipality has been declared a Historic-Artistic Site thanks, among other things, to the fact that it is one of the best examples of popular architecture Castilian. In addition, it has a privileged environment.
Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Girona
Catalonia is represented in the ranking through Sant Joan de les Abadesses, a town in the Ripollès region, Girona, which houses the Sant Joan de les Abadesses monastery, considered one of the main examples of the Romanesque Catalan.
Torrecilla in Cameros, La Rioja
In eighth position we find Torrecilla en Cameros, head of the Sierra de Cameros Nuevos region, in La Rioja. The true protagonists of this place are the mountains, the forests And the water. Without a doubt, it is an ideal place for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, caving and bird watching, among other activities.
We also have to talk about the Onís council, which is on the side Oriental of the Principality of Asturias. There are many corners of the place that are worth discovering: the parish church of Benia, the Tower of Sirviella, the Picos de Europa National Park ...
Finally, we must talk about Leiro, who is tenth on the list. It is part of the beautiful region of Ribeiro and it is surprising for its large number of vines (3,000 hectares are cultivated in the region).
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