The 20 towns that choose to be Rural Wonders of Spain 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, Toprural has invited its users to participate in the election of the 7 Rural Wonders of Spain, an initiative that aims to offer maximum visibility to rural destinations in our country. After collecting the suggestions that travelers have left them on Facebook, the portal has already revealed which are the 20 towns that aspire to become one of these “wonders”.

Toprural’s list for this year includes representatives from all autonomous communities. Of course, Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha and Castilla y León have two candidates. Do you want to discover the 20 towns that choose to be Rural Wonders 2017 ? Well, you just have to join us!

Ayna, Albacete

Known as “La Suiza Manchega”, the municipality of Ayna is located in the Sierra del Segura, in Albacete. The Ribera del Mundo, the hermitage of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, the remains of the castle of La Yedra and the route from the movie “Amanece que es no poco” are its main attractions.

Bañalbufar, Mallorca

In Mallorca we find Bañalbufar, a picturesque town nestled between mountains that has the Sierra de Tramuntana as a backdrop.

Belmonte, Cuenca

Belmonte, located in the province of Cuenca, is a monumental set of enormous magnitude, housing a castle and important civil and religious buildings. In addition, it is the homeland of Fray Luis de León.

Bocairent, Valencia

We move to Valencia to get to know Bocairent, which is home to numerous points of interest: the church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, the Covetes dels Moros, the oldest bullring in the Valencian Community …

Briñas, La Rioja

Another town that opts to be Maravilla Rural 2017 is Briñas, which is located in La Rioja. Here you can find numerous testimonies and buildings for Christian cults, such as hermitages and churches.

Calaceite, Teruel

We also have to talk about Calaceite, a municipality in the Matarraña region, in Teruel, which is surprising both for its urban center and for the natural landscapes that surround it.

Candelario, Salamanca

Candelario is a town in Salamanca that participated in the famous battle of Las Navas de Tolosa. It is surrounded by a privileged natural environment.

Capileira, Granada

In La Alpujarra, within the Sierra Nevada National Park, we find Capileira, a town considered a Historic-Artistic Complex for its architecture.

Cazorla, Jaén

From Granada we moved to Jaén to discover Cazorla, which is located between mountain terrain with abundant and varied flora and fauna. In its old town is the Yedra Castle, which is very well preserved .

Covarrubias, Burgos

We must also talk about Covarrubias, which with Lerma and Santiago de Silos forms the so-called Arlanza Triangle. It offers a wide monumental heritage and a well-preserved urban fabric.

Garachico, Tenerife

The only representative of the Canary Islands is Garachico, which is located in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Without a doubt, this picturesque town is one of the most beautiful on the island of Tenerife.

Getaria, Guipúzcoa

In Guipúzcoa we find Getaria, a coastal town known for being the homeland of Juan Sebastián Elcano and for its restaurants.

Guadalupe, Cáceres

The representative of Extremadura this year is Guadalupe, a municipality of Cáceres that grew up in the shelter of the Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site .

Miravet, Tarragona

Miravet is a town in Tarragona that has many attractions : the Castle, the Paso de Barca, the old town, the Old Church, the Pottery …

Mondoñedo, Lugo

The only representative of Galicia is Mondoñedo, a town in Lugo that surprises with its old town , declared a Historic-Artistic Site.

Patones de Arriba, Madrid

We must also talk about Patones de Arriba, the largest tourist site in the municipality of Patones, Madrid. It is a beautiful town located on a small mountain.

Potes, Cantabria

In Cantabria we find Potes, a flat town surrounded by mountains that is known as the town of bridges and towers.

Ricote, Murcia

From Cantabria we moved to Murcia to visit Ricote, which offers several attractions: the parish church of San Sebastián, the Ricote Castle, the Alarbona Castle, the hermitage of Nuestra Señora de las Huertas …

Tapia de Casariego, Asturias

We return to the north of Spain to talk about Tapia de Casariego, a municipality in Asturias that surprises for its sea port and its good beaches.

Ujué, Navarra

Finally, we must talk about Ujué, a beautiful medieval town located on top of a plateau that grew around the church-fortress of Santa María de Ujué.