I probably don't need to tell you, because you already know that Spain It is a country with endless incentives that allow it to be a world power in tourism. We usually think of the coast and give all the credit to the sea and the good weather, in addition to highlighting how good it is to eat here. However, I think it is also fair to speak of the beauty of some of the towns that are distributed throughout the length and breadth of the Iberian Peninsula. Some of them are hundreds of kilometers from the beaches, but that does not mean they are not worth a visit.
In this article I have compiled up to 7 Spanish towns that I consider should be visited at least once in a lifetime. Do you want to meet them?
Petal It is one of those towns that keep you always awake, with your eyes wide open so as not to miss anything that can be seen walking its cobbled streets. It is noted that it is of medieval origin and it is appreciated that it keeps most of its old town, and on the other hand it is also great news that the vegetation draws the route and lines up the facades of many houses that cry out for a photograph.
Priego de Córdoba (Córdoba)
Priego de Córdoba, known as "the city of water" for the many springs it treasures, is striking for the beautiful mix of white facades full of flowers that are repeated house after house to fill with joy and light its alleys. In addition, you can boast of having several Baroque-style jewels such as the Church of the Assumption.
Recommended article: The most beautiful towns in Córdoba.
La Alberca (Salamanca)
In the Sierra de Francia, south of the province of Salamanca, La Alberca has the privilege of being Historical-Artistic Complex since 1940. Its architecture, its narrow streets and the beautiful balconies adorned with flowers explain why it is so famous among tourists that when the good weather arrives they flock to multiply its population, which is just over 1,200 inhabitants.
Santillana del Mar (Cantabria)
We know that Cantabria is a beautiful land, and that is partly thanks to towns of such characteristic beauty as Santillana del Mar, which with around 4,000 inhabitants is a highly recommended place to spend a summer vacation. It is known as "the village of the three lies", since it is neither "holy", nor "flat" nor does it have "sea". There are many things to see there, but perhaps the point of greatest interest is the Altamira Cave, since it was inhabited around 18,000 years ago and is an unmistakable example of rock art.
Does Teruel exist? Of course! And not only the city itself, but it is also necessary to give ball to towns like Albarracín, which is one of the national jewels for several reasons. Its little more than 1,000 inhabitants will tell you, not without reason, that its historic center is simply spectacular. It was declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1961 and could become a World Heritage Site by Unesco if the proposal is accepted. The Episcopal Palace, its castle, the Walker Tower, the cathedral ... There are many things to see.
There are not a few people who consider that Round It is the most beautiful town in Spain (or is it rather a city with more than 30,000 inhabitants?). What can you do there? To start, enjoy the views that can be witnessed from the 100 meters high of the New Bridge, which despite its name is more than 200 years old. Another good idea is to stroll through the Alameda del Tajo, the same thing that can be said of strolling through the Plaza del Socorro and the surrounding streets. You can also visit Juan Bosco's house or relax in the Arab Baths of Ronda, which cannot be better preserved.
I know that I have already spoken about a town in Girona, but I could not end this list without talking about Besalú, which is another of the towns that should be in the wishlist of every traveler. Being there you will feel like in the Middle Ages, because all its buildings are historical and it has a beautiful bridge that unfolds over the Fluvià river. That fortified bridge is a wonder, as is the mikvé from Besalú, which dates from the XV century. In the surroundings you can also see the remains of the old Jewish quarter of Besalú.
Recommended article: The most beautiful towns in Spain.
15 secret places of Spain (January 2022)