Plaza Mayor in Chinchón (Madrid) © Miguel Ángel Muñoz Romero. Turismo de Chinchón

Small medieval villages, old quarters steeped in history and beautiful rural areas close to large cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville and Bilbao. Give yourself a break, leave your stress behind and immerse yourself in the pleasures of slow tourism. These are perfect places to discover interesting traditions, popular festivities and the most typical cuisine.

Here are some of Spain's charming towns. There are lots to discover all over the country. Inland you can find medieval villages and towns which still preserve part of their Roman or Moorish past. Close to Madrid you can visit small rural cities in the mountains. In Andalusia and Extremadura you will come across many whitewashed villages. In Catalonia, the Region of Valencia and the Region of Murcia there are fishing villages, and towns in the fertile agricultural regions. In the regions of Aragon, Castile-La Mancha, Castile-León, La Rioja and Navarre you can find villages where time seems to have stood still. In the north, in Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country, rural life and fishing villages are the main things you will see. And, of course, the Balearic and Canary Islands also have small charming villages that still keep their local traditions.


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  • Altea.

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    Altea. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) As we approach the town by car, Altea's historic quarter appears against the monumental backdrop of Sierra Bernia, offering a gorgeous panoramic view. The town of Altea sits on top o…

  • Antequera.

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    Antequera. Malaga. (Andalusia) A host of historic monuments in the very heart of Andalusia Antequera is a wealthy town, both culturally and economically. Its historic centre is made up of more than 50 monuments and build…

  • Artà.

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    Artà. Majorca. (Balearic Islands) Artà is located in a beautiful natural setting, with a rich and diverse scenery.   Artà has a beautiful coast lined with high cliffs, a valley where we find almond, fig, and carob orchar…

  • Ayllón.

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    …40520. Ayllón. Segovia. (Castile-Leon) Located about an hour’s drive from the city of Segovia. Its old town has been declared Property of Cultural Interest. Stately buildings and homes with traditional architecture: the …

  • Balaguer.

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    Balaguer. Lleida. (Catalonia) Rich heritage. Balaguer is between the plain and mountains of Lleida, close to the Segre River. It is outstanding for its cultural wealth and stunning landscapes, and for its unique heritage…

  • Ayna.

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    Ayna. Albacete. (Castile-La Mancha) Located deep into the gorge formed by Mundo river, in a unique and rough natural setting, we find Ayna, one of the most picturesque towns in the area. Because of its special location, …

  • Belmonte.

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    Belmonte. Cuenca. (Castile-La Mancha) Situated in the midst of "Quijote's Road" (Ruta del Quijote), Belmonte is not only known as the birthplace of the poet Fray Luis de León, but also for its impressive 15th-century for…

  • Benavente.

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    Benavente. Zamora. (Castile-Leon) A prominent town located north of the capital on an important communications hub. It was repopulated by King Fernando II, who also awarded it law-codes in 1167. The most representative b…

  • Callosa d'en Sarriá.

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    Callosa d'en Sarriá. Callosa d'en Sarrià. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) http://www.turismocallosa.com/bienvenido.htm. Its origins can be traced to an Arab farmstead. From the start, this was always a coveted region, due…

  • Calatayud.

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    Calatayud. Zaragoza. (Aragon) Calatayud, a traditional crossroads, is an important city in southwest Aragon whose past goes back to Roman times. In its historic centre, some of the best examples of Mudejar architecture i…

  • Castellar de n'Hug.

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    Castellar de n'Hug. Barcelona. (Catalonia) Castellar de N’Hug is a picturesque village in the northern end of Barcelona province, in the Berguedà region. In a fabulous natural setting, the village includes some lovely Ca…

  • Castellfollit de la Roca.

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    Castellfollit de la Roca. Girona. (Catalonia) A unique landscape. Castellfollit de la Roca is one of the most picturesque villages in Catalonia. It is set between the Fluviá and Toronell Rivers. Its church and houses cli…

  • Castellote.

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    Castellote. Teruel. (Aragon) http://www.castellote.es. The fine outline of the ancient town of Castellote rises out of the harsh region of Maestrazgo on a cliff that slopes abruptly towards the valley of the Guadalope Ri…

  • Castro de Rei.

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    Castro de Rei. Lugo. (Galicia) The visit to Castro de Rei explores the culture of typical pre-Roman forts and fortifications in Galicia, with beautiful natural surroundings. Its old town has been declared Property of Cul…

  • Cervera.

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    Cervera. Lleida. (Catalonia) Cervera is the capital of the region of Segarra, located between the mountain pass of Les Savines and the Ondara riverbank, in the province of Lleida. This town carries out an intense commerc…

  • Consuegra.

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    Consuegra. Toledo. (Castile-La Mancha) An important town in the La Mancha area of Toledo province, and of Roman origins. Located at the foot of the Cerro Calderico ridge, it has an impressive castle with an exceptional k…

  • Ciutadella de Menorca.

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    Ciutadella de Menorca. Minorca. (Balearic Islands) On the far western end of Minorca lays the city of Ciutadella, the old capital of the island. Its remote origins have left an important archaeological heritage in the ar…

  • Denia.

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    Denia. Dénia. Alicante - Alacant. (Valencia) The Romans dedicated this city to the goddess Diana, and turned its port into one of the most active in the Peninsula. Up to this day, Denia has not ceased to be visited. The …

  • Daroca.

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    Daroca. Zaragoza. (Aragon) This is the capital of the Jiloca valley and a former frontier town. Daroca offers a varied artistic and architectural heritage of undoubted interest; it is a mixture of Muslim and Christian st…

  • Deya.

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    Deya. Deyá. Majorca. (Balearic Islands) Deià is a beautiful town in the Majorcan coast known as Costa Norte, situated between Sierra de Tramuntana and the sea. The city centre, with its ancient Majorcan houses, sits on t…

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