On more than one occasion, we have talked about village tours in Spain . They are always a good destination, but now even more so with the times of covid-19 because it is not crowded tourism and that allows you to enjoy the outdoors. The options, as we have commented on more than one occasion, are diverse, although we are going to focus on two towns that appear in the list of the most beautiful towns for 2021 , which has been made by the Association The Most Beautiful Towns of Spain. They are Beget , in Gerona, and Cudillero , in Asturias.
This municipality is a town where just over 20 inhabitants live. Its origin dates back to the Middle Ages , a period from which it has managed to maintain its charm and heritage, thanks to the fact that it has grown over the years around the Church of Sant Cristòfol de Beget, which dates from the period between the 10th and 13th centuries.
The town is also home to two medieval bridges over the Llierca river . Of interest is the cobblestones of the streets , which climb the walls of the houses, blending in with the landscape.
A heritage that, in addition, has the characteristic of being in an environment without equal, since it is located in Alta Garrotxa , an Area of Natural Interest that includes pre-Pyrenean areas of three regions.
In fact, it is a good destination for hiking or taking a bike and touring these mountainous areas, which are also home to restaurants that offer traditional Catalan food and are made with local products.
And from a mountain town, we go to a sailor one. It is Cudillero, which is a perfect combination of land and sea , since it is half hidden between both elements.
Of great beauty are its houses of a thousand colors , which seem to be off the hook , as well as the Selgas Palace , which is a 19th century complex, which is popularly known as the “Asturian Versailles”. To these attractions are added the fishermen’s neighborhood and the upper part of the town with its agricultural areas.
It is a visit in which you must not forget to taste its rich gastronomy such as grilled monkfish or pixin, cider, fried, with mushrooms or beans, as well as pot, hake or scorpion cake.