As you already know, in Hard Hobbit To Break we love to visit the most beautiful corners of Spain. The problem is that they are so many that it is impossible to talk about all of them. For example, it is impossible to show you all the beautiful towns that can be found throughout the country, although we are trying. Thus, if the other day we showed you the most beautiful towns in the province of Granada, today we want to tell you about beautiful towns that stand out for their unique location: they are located on top of the rocks.
There are numerous municipalities in Spain that are built on rocks, but today we want to show you some of the most beautiful. Do you want to join us?
Castellfollit de la Roca, Girona
First of all, we want to talk about Castellfollit de la Roca, considered one of the towns with the best views in the world, as well as being one of the smallest municipalities in Catalonia. It is located in the province of Girona and more specifically on a wall basaltic about 50 meters high and 1 kilometer long. We tell you more about this beautiful Catalan corner in our article "Castellfollit de la Roca, a spectacular town in Catalonia".
The second town we want to talk about is also in Catalonia, although in another province. We are referring to Siurana, a beautiful municipality located in Tarragona that is perched on a crag limestone. Without a doubt, one of the great attractions of this town in which there are barely 20 inhabitants is the view obtained from the landscape of valleys, cliffs and the river.
From Catalonia we moved to Andalusia, where it is possible to find several towns built on rocks. One of the most beautiful is Montefrío, which is located in the Montes Occidental region, in Granada. From this corner you can enjoy some wonderful views, since the environment is really spectacular. In addition, it is important to note that in the surroundings there are numerous archaeological sites. We tell you more in our article "Montefrío, a town with beautiful views in Granada".
We continue in Andalusia to talk to you about another wonderful town built on rocks, although in this case we moved to Malaga. In this province is Ronda, a town that has its urban area, declared a Site of Cultural Interest, divided in two because of the Tajo de Ronda, a gorge about 150 meters deep.
Arcos de la Frontera, Cádiz
In the province of Cádiz we find Arcos de la Frontera, considered the entrance to the White Villages Route. Although the town preserves the footprints of its first prehistoric and Roman towns, the truth is that it owes its current appearance to the Muslim culture. They emphasize its steep and very narrow streets and its old town, which preserves monumental coya.
We also want to tell you about Masca, a hamlet that belongs to the municipality of Buenavista del Norte, in Tenerife. The path to the villa is not easy, but the truth is that it is worth it, and not only for the final destination, but for the route itself, which is startling. Once there, you will be amazed to see their houses, which seem to be about to come off the narrow ridges.
We return to the peninsula to talk to you about Frías, a municipality located in the north of the province of Burgos. It is a town of medieval origin that is full of history and culture. It was located in this enclave strategic during Roman times, when Frías prospered remarkably, just as it did in medieval times.
Finally, I have to talk about Puentedey, another town in the province of Burgos that is striking for its location. And it is that this municipality is located on a arc natural rock that gives rise to one of the most beautiful natural bridges in the country.
Spain, Town Under Rock, Setenil de las Bodegas (April 2021)
- Catalonia, towns