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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  • Alhama de Granada.

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    Alhama de Granada. Granada. (Andalusia) This town's name has its origins in the famous baths and thermal waters, well known back in Roman times. The town is just 58 kilometres from the city of Granada. It is set in beaut…

  • Almansa.

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    Almansa. Albacete. (Castilla-La Mancha) The most remarkable feature of Almansa is its impressive castle, built on top of a great rock that crowns the city. Of Arab origin, this castle was rebuilt by Don Juan Manuel in th…

  • Algodonales.

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    Algodonales. Cadiz. (Andalusia) http://www.algodonales.es/. The town of Algodonales, one of the famous white towns of Cadiz, is on the route from the north to the Nature Reserve of the Sierra de Grazalema mountains. Its …

  • Almazán.

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    Almazán. Soria. (Castilla y Leon) Sitting on the banks of the river Duero, the town of Almazán owes its name to the Arabs. It has remains of a wall, two entrance gates –Mercado and Herreros- and several churches. It is w…

  • Almagro.

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    Almagro. Ciudad Real. (Castilla-La Mancha) http://www.ciudad-almagro.com/. Almagro, declared a Historic-Artistic Site, lies in the county of Campo de Calatrava near Ciudad Real. The history of this town in La Mancha is c…

  • 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…

  • Aranda de Duero.

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    Aranda de Duero. Burgos. (Castilla y Leon) Great municipality in the province of Burgos, which lived a flourishing period under the rule of Enrique IV, in the late 15th century. From its rich architectural heritage we mu…

  • Alcalá la Real.

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    Alcalá la Real. Jaén. (Andalusia) It is about 60 kilometres from the city of Jaén. Its old town has been declared Property of Cultural Interest. The imposing La Mota Fortress stands out in the Arab-origin urban landscape…

  • Albarracín.

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    Albarracín. Teruel. (Aragón) The former capital of a Moorish kingdom (Taifa), the small town of Albarracín has preserved all its Islamic and mediaeval flavour. Its old quarter has the Property of Cultural Interest design…

  • Aínsa.

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    Aínsa. Aínsa-Sobrarbe. Huesca. (Aragón) The village, which was the capital of the old Kingdom of Sobrarbe, and was later incorporated into the Kingdom of Aragon in the 11th century, constitutes a magnificent example of m…

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