If you are a follower of Hard Hobbit To Break you will know that we have a predilection for the towns that can be found throughout the country. And we are lucky to live in a country with really beautiful rural areas. Thus, it seems fantastic to us that there is an entity like Association of the Most Beautiful Towns of Spain, which includes, as its name indicates, the most beautiful towns in the country. Of course, to be part of this exclusive list you have to meet some requirements (have less than 15,000 inhabitants, have a certified architectural or natural heritage ...) and go through a selection process.
What we want to do today in Hard Hobbit To Break is to tell you about the nine towns that have managed to enter the list, making it add up to 44 towns. Do you want to discover them? Well you know what you have to do! Do not miss anything we tell you below!
First of all, we want to talk about Zuheros, a municipality located in the Mountain range Cordoba that stands out for its Andalusian Arabian beauty and its popular architecture of white houses with ocher roofs. In addition to the Arab castle, the church of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios and the Museum of Local History stand out.
From Andalusia we moved to Cantabria to tell you about Liérganes, which was declared of national historical-artistic interest thanks to the fact that it preserves valuable architecture. classicist. Of the town they emphasize the well-known like “tits of Liérganes”, that are two small elevations, and El Mercadil, that is the old part of the town.
Also in the north of Spain is Laguardia. Specifically, this villa is located in Alava and is famous for being the birthplace of the fabulous Samariego, in addition to its wines. Of course, we must not forget that it is an area with abundant archaeological remains, both Paleolithic, Roman and medieval.
Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca
Another town that has entered the list is Ciudad Rodrigo, which is located to the west of the province of Salamanca. Declared a Historic-Artistic Site, this town surrounded by ramparts it hides a rich architectural heritage, both civil and religious. Its Castle and its Cathedral stand out.
In Salamanca we find Sepúlveda, which was also declared a Historic-Artistic site. This town lived a time of great splendor between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries, which can still be seen in its streets and monuments. El Salvador stands out, the first Romanesque church built in the province.
Peñalba de Santiago, León
We also have to tell you about Peñalba de Santiago, a district belonging to the municipality of Ponferrada, in the province of León. The town, which was declared a Site of Cultural Interest, is upright on a rock, to which it owes its name. The church of Santiago stands out, in the Mozarabic style.
SOS of the Catholic King, Zaragoza
Another town that has entered the list is SOS del Rey Católico, which is located in the Cinco Villas region, in the province of Zaragoza. With an old town declared a Site of Cultural Interest, this town is known for being the birthplace of Fernando II, King of Aragon, also known as Fernando el Católico.
We also have to talk about Trujillo, a town located between the plains of the Tagus and Guadiana rivers, in Cáceres. It highlights its important set of churches, castles and manor houses. In addition, it is important to note that it was the cradle of important characters linked to the Discovery of America.
Finally, we have to talk about Torazo, a Spanish parish that belongs to the Cabranes council, in Asturias. Its traditional rural architecture stands out with granaries. In addition, it is important to note that it is a town that preserves ancient traditions.
Spain's Most Beautiful Villages - A Travel Guide (November 2022)
- Asturias, Álava, Cantabria, Cáceres, Córdoba, Leon, towns, Salamanca, Segovia, Zaragoza