Spain is well known for its endless beaches, crystal water islands or city breaks. But the country has almost 20,000 villages diverse in architecture, traditions and culture.
Do we know the real Spain? Here below you are going to discover the deep and charming Spain, unexploited.
An insider’s guide into the top places and villages to visit in Spain, across the admiring and lesser-known hamlets. If you want to chill and relax, you are reading the right post.
From north to south,from west to east here we go:
With one of the most beautiful and typical pictures of Galicia, Combarro is located in between the sea and the land, with its fishing port, its unique old town and above all its stilt granaries on the edge of the estuary, an example of popular architecture .
Do not miss, the landscape during the low tide and the comings and goings of the fishing boats.
The legend says it was founded by Vikings. The picture of this Asturian coastal town facing the sea on the side of the mountain is hard to forget. The main attraction are the town’s colorful houses, stretching out in a semi-circle around the bay, with a backdrop of deep green hills. Its lighthouse sits on the cliff’s edge from where you can see the town of Cudillero and the impressive Atlantic Green Coast.
Never mind, whatever you do, you always end up in the harbor just by dropping down its steep streets.
Do not miss: Any of the restaurants in the Plaza de la Marina.
GETARIA, País Vasco.
A beautiful fishing village of Gipuzkoa with medieval features overlooking the sea accompanied by the txacolí, a young and light wine ideal to combine with fish, its vineyards and wineries are one of its main tourist attractions.
Do not miss, its mouse shaped mountain and the Balenciaga Haute Couture Museum.
Part of the Cap de Creus Natural Park and the mediterranean roacky coast, the town is accessible only through a narrow road, which is probably why its old charm is still intact. Known as the favorite town of Salvador Dalí the famous painter for a reason.
Do not miss: The house-museum of the painter in Portlligat.
This Alicante town has become a MUST on the Costa Blanca. An old fishing village with white houses, flowers on its walls and labyrinthine streets.
Do not miss: The fish market where in the evenings the catches of the day are auctioned, great spectacle.
VEJER DE LA FRONTERA, Andalusia
The most spectacular of all Andalusia’s white villages, the Moorish town with cobbled streets housing, flamenco bars and tapas restaurants. Any view is good to enjoy the valley below.
Do not miss, the walls surrounding the whole town and its Castle.
Stunningly set above a 120-meter-deep canyon, the town of Ronda, is made up of two parts: the old
Moorish settlement and the 15th-century town. In the 18th century, they were connected by a stone bridge to form Ronda as we know it.
Do not miss: A walk down into the gorge along the Camino and its Goyesca bullfights.
The whitewashed streets of historic quarter, Arab in layout and nestling in the mountain landscape, Mijas an Andalusian town next to Malaga, a long-time favorite of day-trippers village.
Do not miss, its spectacular panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea coast from the Sierra de Mijas, a 400 meters above the sea.
From now on you will not find an excuse to not visit Spain, enjoy yourself.