Tourists in the city of Córdoba, Andalusia

4 express getaways in cities of inland Spain


Inland Spain offers a large number of perfect, life-filled places for a getaway, boasting an incredible cultural and gastronomic offer and many years of history. Escape to one of these cities and discover everything you can do there. Here are four recommendations to get you inspired.

Teruel, Aragon

Its Mudejar art is World Heritage for its historical and architectural value. Here, you can discover some beautiful buildings, such as the Cathedral of Santa María de Mediavilla, the Mudejar tower of El Salvador or the Paseo del Óvalo Staircase and its engraving of the lovers of Teruel, a city legend on a par with the story of Romeo and Juliet.In addition, if you want to enjoy its gastronomy and its atmosphere, you must visit the Plaza del Torico, named after the fountain at its centre, crowned by a small metal bull. This is the heart of the city and the perfect place to try its typical dishes, such as gazpacho with sollapa bread, shepherd's stew or hanks. 

View of the Cathedral of Santa María de Mediavilla in Teruel

Burgos, Castile and Leon

A Medieval city that still preserves some charming elements from the Middle Ages, such as the Gothic Cathedral of Santa María, awarded the World Heritage designation by the UNESCO. You should also go up to the castle's viewpoint, where you can see the entire city at your feet. And if you want to enjoy the gastronomy of Burgos, ​Las Llanas is a must-see, an area where you will find a large number of bars and restaurants with the best atmosphere, where you can try delicacies such black pudding and Burgos cheese, or the typical “cojonudos”, with spicy chorizo, hot pepper and quail eggs. Quite a delicacy!

Views of the Gothic Cathedral of Santa María in Burgos

Cordoba, Andalusia

This city, a perfect mix of history and modernity, is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will love walking through the Judería, the old Jewish quarter where you will find most of the gastronomic and leisure offerings. The city also boasts beautiful buildings, such as the Mosque-Cathedral, with its coloured arches, the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, with its beautiful patios, and the Palacio de Viana, with its gardens and fountains. Cordoba offers incredible gastronomy, including salmorejo soup, flamenquines fried rolls and ajo blanco soup.

View of one of the streets of the old Jewish quarter, Judería, in Cordoba

Bilbao, Basque Country

A small city, but with a large number of plans to do and places to discover. You can't miss one of its most modern icons, the Guggenheim Museum of contemporary art. And from the most modern to the most classic: after visiting the museum you can head to the Old Town, the city centre and the perfect place to buy traditional products. Here, you can also admire the Cathedral of Santiago and enjoy Basque gastronomy with pintxos, small portions of different foods that usually go on a piece of bread and are eaten during a bar crawl. Finally, a visit to Bilbao is not complete without a pleasant walk at sunset along the estuary, an unforgettable memory.  As you can see, there are no shortage of plans in these cities. Culture, history and gastronomy mix to offer you a perfect getaway. But these are just some of the cities in Spain where you can have a wonderful stay. There are many others waiting for you to discover them.

View of the streets and river surrounding the Ribera market in Bilbao
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