The best rural destinations in Spain in 2017

Are you one of those who takes advantage of the autumn to do rural tourism? Well, we recommend that you be very attentive to what we tell you below, as it may interest you. And today we are going to talk to you about the 10 best rural destinations in Spain of 2017 according to

The towns that we are going to show you below have been chosen from among 269 municipalities throughout the country through a survey carried out by the well-known website, which celebrates its tenth anniversary. To be nominated as Capital of Rural Tourism , they had to have less than 10,000 inhabitants, be well connected with main roads and have the necessary infrastructure to receive tourists. Do you want to discover the winning town and the rest of the top 10?

Sigüenza, Guadalajara

The Rural Tourism Capital of Spain 2017 is Sigüenza, the medieval town par excellence of Guadalajara. Located in the valley of the river Henares, also known as the Sigüenza valley , it houses such interesting monuments as the Cathedral Basilica of Santa María or the Castle, which has become a National Tourism Parador.


In second position we find Elizondo, the capital of the Baztán Valley, located in Navarra. In its municipal term you can still find several neighborhoods of hamlets , palatial houses and monumental buildings. The Town Hall, the Palace of the Governors and the Palace of Beramundea stand out.

Garganta de los Montes, Madrid

In the Community of Madrid we find the Garganta de los Montes, a region abundant in rivers and streams. Among its main points of interest are the church of San Pedro, El Potro (construction to shoe the horse and cavalry) and samples of civil architecture, not to mention its scenic value.

Alfoz de Lloredo, Cantabria

From Madrid we moved to Cantabria to talk about Alfoz de Lloredo, a coastal town located 35 kilometers from Santander that houses several monuments of interest, such as the church of San Martín, or the caves that sheltered humans since the Paleolithic. until the Middle Ages.

Grazalema, Cádiz

In fifth position we find Grazalema, a municipality of Cádiz located in the heart of the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. The best thing about this place, in addition to its beautiful landscape , is that it has preserved its traditional architecture. In addition, the area offers spaces for hiking and adventure sports, and to enjoy traditional cuisine.

Covarrubias, Burgos

The list also includes Covarrubias, considered the "cradle" of Burgos. Belonging to the Arlanza region, this municipality has been declared a Historic-Artistic Site thanks, among other things, to the fact that it is one of the best examples of popular Castilian architecture. In addition, it has a privileged environment.

Sant Joan de les Abadesses, Girona

Catalonia is represented in the ranking by Sant Joan de les Abadesses, a town in the Ripollès region, Girona, which is home to the Sant Joan de les Abadesses monastery, considered one of the main examples of Catalan Romanesque .

Torrecilla in Cameros, La Rioja

In eighth position we find Torrecilla en Cameros, head of the Sierra de Cameros Nuevos region, in La Rioja. The true protagonists of this place are the mountains, the forests and the water. Without a doubt, it is an ideal place for hiking, mountain biking, fishing, caving and bird watching, among other activities.

Onís, Asturias

We also have to talk about the council of Onís, which is on the eastern slope of the Principality of Asturias. There are many corners of the place that are worth discovering: the parish church of Benia, the Sirviella Tower, the Picos de Europa National Park …

Leiro, Ourense

Finally, we must talk about Leiro, who occupies the tenth position on the list. It is part of the beautiful Ribeiro region and surprises with its large number of vineyards (3,000 hectares are cultivated in the region).