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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  • Valeria.

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    Valeria. Valeras, Las. Cuenca. (Castile-La Mancha) Located in the southern part of Cuenca, Valeria has a vast historic-artistic heritage, which will take the visitor back to the times of the Roman Empire. In the region k…

  • Valencia de Alcántara.

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    Valencia de Alcántara. Cáceres. (Extremadura) Located in the Spanish-Portuguese border, all eight of its districts gather a collection of Neolithic dolmens that can be seen by following the posted routes. The first remai…

  • Uncastillo.

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    Uncastillo. Zaragoza. (Aragon) A unique monumental site in Aragon. Uncastillo is 110 kilometres north of Zaragoza. Its centre is home to impressive historic-artistic heritage. Special mention should be made of the castle…

  • Utrera.

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    Utrera. Seville. (Andalusia) The city of Utrera surprises the visitor with a wealth of history and heritage. Located 35 km from Seville, it is one of the most important towns in the province. A tour of its streets reveal…

  • Zafra.

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    Zafra. Badajoz. (Extremadura) Zafra, also known as Little Seville, is right at the heart of Baja Extremadura, on a plain at the foot of the steep rocky mountains of Sierra de Castellar. The city was consolidated thanks t…

  • Zuheros.

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    Zuheros. Cordoba. (Andalusia) Moorish, Andalusian beauty. Zuheros is in the Cordoba Mountains and conserves the traditional architecture of white houses with ochre roofs. Set at the foot of a Moorish castle, the Nuestra …

  • Tui.

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    Tui. Pontevedra. (Galicia) The city, which has been declared a Historic-Artistic Site, has had its heritage enriched over the centuries thanks to its strategic location. Tui is, above all, a walled cathedral which emanat…

  • Trujillo.

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    Trujillo. Cáceres. (Extremadura) Trujillo, located between the bottoms of the Tojo and Guadiana rivers, contains an important group of churches, castles and manor houses that are centred around the Plaza Mayor square and…

  • Ubrique.

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    Ubrique. Cadiz. (Andalusia) Halfway between the Ubrique and Grazalema Mountains, the town of Ubrique, birthplace of famous bullfighters, has interesting traditional architecture and an ancient leather tradition. Its old …

  • Valverde de la Vera.

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    Valverde de la Vera. Cáceres. (Extremadura) The town has managed to preserve the famous "verata" architecture, traditional of the region of La Vera, which includes streets with ditches on the sides, arcaded squares, as w…

  • Vejer de la Frontera.

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    Vejer de la Frontera. Cadiz. (Andalusia) Declared a Historic-Artistic Site in 1976, and winner of the First National Embellishment Award in 1978, Vejer de la Frontera's most stunning feature is the Arab-Andalusian popula…

  • Valldemossa.

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    Valldemossa. Valldemosa. Majorca. (Balearic Islands) http://www.valldemossa.com/. The monumental compounds of Valldemossa rise between Sierra de Tramuntana and the Mediterranenan, a few kilometres away from the Majorcan …



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