The rural tourism it will never disappear. It will not do so while jewelry such as the ones I bring you in this article remain standing. These are towns that seem like something out of a fairy tale, places with a lot of magic that are worth visiting at least once in a lifetime. So I recommend that you take note and do everything possible to cross them out of your triplist in the next years. Shall we start?
Castle Combe (UK)
I was lucky to be in Bibury and the truth is that it is worth traveling many kilometers to be there. Although there are those who will tell you that there are other more beautiful towns in the Cotswolds Like Bibury, the truth is that none of them impressed me as much as Castle Combe. Located a few kilometers from Bath, which is a fairly large city that I also recommend, invites you to stroll through its alleys enjoying the beauty of its houses and vegetation, which come together to amaze the tourists who come to the place.
In this other town I was also able to photograph myself. I arrived with high expectations, so there are many who consider it to be the most beautiful town in the world. Luckily those expectations were met, since it is an idyllic town, with a lake, a mountain and a beautiful Roman-Gothic Catholic church. Of course, there is also space for horror in his ossuary, where you can see numerous skulls of people who lived in Hallstatt.
The semicircle that draws the moselle river It is the place where Bremm sits, a German town that stands out for its pointed tower and for the slate roofs of the houses. There are the most rugged vineyards in Europe, something that allows them to attract wine lovers thanks to the characteristics that are given to being planted on the slopes near the mountains.
Cesky Krumlov (Czech Republic)
In the Czech Republic there is much more to see than Prague. Cesky Krumlov, for example, is a town (or perhaps we should say city) of just over 13,000 inhabitants who feel embraced by the Vltava river. Is a medieval city who asks you to shout that you take the camera well prepared for the posture.
It is not Venice, but almost. Bordering its canals rise houses and restaurants in which one lives with intensity. It is located in the Upper alsace, very close to the Rhine. It has an undeniable medieval past and wines so good that more than one manages to pass through Colmar before crossing the border that separates France from Germany.
In Spain there are also fairytale towns. I could choose more than one, but this time I opted for Peratallada. It is in the province of Girona, not too far from the Costa Brava, and it has many incentives to attract tourists. For starters, it is a medieval town with a well-preserved historic center. Best of all, you don't have to go there to enjoy some spectacular views, since any alley, no matter how small, has its charm. You will love going under its many arches.
We return to France, but this time to talk about Dinan, which is another town that deserves to be on a list like this. Have three kilometers of wall and it goes without saying that it is one of the jewels of the Middle Ages that is best preserved in Gallic territory. It was founded in the 10th century and was a very important place. In fact, in the fourteenth century it was one of the most prosperous cities in Brittany. You will love walking around the rue du Jerzual, which is the oldest street in Dinan.
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