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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  • Molina de Aragón.

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    …Molina. Molina de Aragón. Guadalajara. (Castile-La Mancha) An important city in north eastern Guadalajara, and the capital of the old Lordship of Molina, one of the most important in the Castilian Middle Ages, the villag…

  • Miranda del Castañar.

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    Miranda del Castañar. Salamanca. (Castile-Leon) In the heart of the Sierra de Francia Mountains (Salamanca province), you will find Miranda del Castañar. Its old town has been declared Property of Cultural Interest. Mira…

  • Moguer.

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    Moguer. Huelva. (Andalusia) Moguer, a town in the region of La Tierra Llana, located on the banks of the Tinto river, is a place deeply involved in the Discovery of America, since it was in the convent of Santa Clara tha…

  • Montblanc.

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    Montblanc. Tarragona. (Catalonia) It possesses an incredibly interesting medieval site, not lacking walled-in premises, which is also one of the best preserved in Cataluña. Its historic quarter has the Property of Cultur…

  • Nájera.

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    Nájera. La Rioja. Situated 27 kilometres from Logroño, Nájera is one of the towns on the Pilgrim's Route to Santiago de Compostela, thanks to King Sancho III, who in the 11th century modified the route so that it became …

  • Navarrete.

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    Navarrete. La Rioja. The Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route runs right along the village's main street. Pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela pass through this medieval village, just 11 kilometres from Logroño…

  • Nerja.

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    Nerja. Malaga. (Andalusia) Located in the historic region of La Axarquía, Nerja is bright town on the Málaga coast which has a beautiful sea front formed by beaches, coves and cliffs. Located in the historic region of La…

  • Olivenza.

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    Olivenza. Badajoz. (Extremadura) By rule of the 1297 Alcañices Treaty, Olivenza belonged to Portugal until 1801. Both Spanish and Portuguese monuments were restored thanks to a municipal initiative. Olivenza was founded …

  • Olvera.

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    Olvera. Cadiz. (Andalusia) One of the most characteristic towns in the mountains of Cadiz. Set atop a spur, the whiteness of its houses reflects the splendour of the sun of Andalusia. Lying between the Sierra de Líjar an…

  • Oña.

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    Oña. Burgos. (Castile-Leon) A remarkable village since the times of Fernán González, it grew under the protection of the monastery of San Salvador and the grace of the monarchs. In addition to the arch of Estrella, the f…

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