10 charming villages in Spain

10 charming Spanish villages

10 charming Spanish villages

Landscapes of the kingdom as a magnet attract filmmakers, couples in love and connoisseurs of architecture. This is not surprising, because Spain is steeped in romance, age-old traditions and sunshine. Each city has its own charm, and Spanish villages have become famous because of the unique atmosphere that reigns in each of them. If you’re planning a trip, be sure to include one of the suggested villages in your must-see list. We assure you will not be disappointed!

Baeza, Jaén

This village is known for its olive groves, so make room in your trunk for the fragrant and healthy oil produced here. The natural parks are the emblem of Baeza, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amazing streets greet pedestrians with churches, palaces and towers.

Besalú, Girona

This village seems to have come down through the ages from a time when noble knights competed for princesses’ hearts. Lovers and romantics will find many interesting places here. There’s the Roman bridge, the Jewish Quarter, and countless souvenir stores. Besalú is considered one of the most unique medieval ensembles in Spain.

Cudillero, Asturias

Do you like sailing? Then you have to visit the port of Cudillero. The 75 meter high lighthouse towers over the sea and mesmerizes onlookers with its majesty. The colorful houses, the fishing, the landscapes of Cabo Vidio, the Palacio de los Selgas – for a reason the village is known as the “Versailles of Asturias”.

Frías, Burgos

A drawbridge, which dates back to Roman times, once served as a defence for the village. After crossing the rocky moat you reach the unique fortress of Torre del Homenaje, which towers over the valley of Tobalina like a huge lighthouse. Although the structure is about a thousand years old, some of the old structures are well preserved. Frias is a great place for those interested in history.

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Hondarribia, Gipuzkoa

This village on the border with France is located at the foot of Mount Monte Jaizkibel, and is surrounded by the bays of Mar Cantábrico and Bahía de Txingudi. It is impossible not to fall in love with Hondarribia! The medieval cobblestone streets give Hondarribia a charming village and the Castle of Carlos V completes the charm of this town. In addition, an endless number of bars and taverns always welcome visitors.

Morella, Castelló

This village is declared a historical value. Iberians, Celts, Greeks, Romans and Arabs have all left their cultural footprint here. A wall of 1500 m surrounds this medieval village. Morella welcomes visitors with an endless number of narrow arcaded streets, mansions and alleys filled with unique charm. At night, the village turns into a true paradise for romantics – the magnificent illuminations and street lights make Morella one of the most popular places among couples in love.

Pedraza de la Sierra, Segovia

Once you get inside, behind the majestic walls surrounding Pedraza de la Sierra, you are greeted by houses and medieval palaces built by aristocrats between the eighth and fifteenth centuries. In July, the city celebrates the Conciertos de las Velas, a celebration of classical music. On these days the city is lit by about 45,000 candles.

Ronda, Málaga

Ronda is one of the famous Andalusian white villages which is only a few kilometers from the Costa del Sol, one of the oldest cities in Spain. In the architecture you will find both Moorish and medieval motifs. The village itself is divided by the gorge of the Guadalevin River, which in itself is already a monument of history and nature. If you get to Ronda, visit the bullring and Puente Nuevo.

Toro, Zamora

At 739 meters above sea level stands the village of Toro. The noble climate makes it possible to grow grains, vegetables, and grapes, from which excellent wines are produced. One of the main attractions of Toro is the church of Santa María la Mayor (XII century) and the village itself is a World Heritage Site.

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Trillo, Guadalajara

A visit to Trillo is like being immersed in the real culture of the Alcara land. The city is enveloped by the coolness of the crystal Tajo River, which is why the climate is considered “harsh” by some. A walk through the homestead or through the convent of Santa María de Óvila (XII) is an ideal opportunity to explore the history of the village. The amazing waterfall of Cifuentes, more than 15 meters high, was included in the book “Viaje a la Alcarria” by Camilo José Cela. Why do you think?

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