Although during this time of year most of us take the opportunity to enjoy the coastline, others, on the other hand, prefer to discover mountainous areas that, in addition to being cooler, allow us to enjoy the tranquility and silence, two characteristics impossible to find in most beaches. Spanish during this time of year.
As the other day we already told you about the most beautiful coastal towns in Spain, today we want you to know some of the most beautiful mountain towns . Would you like to join us?
Zahara de la Sierra, Cádiz
Cádiz is widely known for its beaches, as it is home to some of the most beautiful in Spain. Of course, we must not forget that in this Andalusian province you can do the White Villages Route , which crosses the Sierra de Cádiz. One of the towns that you can visit on this route is Zahara de la Sierra, which is located inside the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. Declared a Historic Site, this town has its origins in the Muslim era, of which it preserves the urban fabric, the castle, the Torre del Homenaje and some sections of the wall.
In the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, at an altitude of 1,033 meters, is one of the most picturesque villages in the Pyrenees . The town is surrounded by five peaks that reach 2,848 meters and the slopes of the mountains are covered with dense pine forests. From its urban nucleus, huddled on a cliff, the church stands out, from where you can contemplate the Broto Valley and the Mondarruego mountain. Its streets are steep and made of slabs and boulders, and the characteristic chimneys of this area of the Aragonese Pyrenees stand out from many houses.
From Huesca we move to Girona, where we find the beautiful and picturesque town of Beget. Located at an altitude of 541 meters, the town is formed in a staggered way over the river, which is crossed by two medieval bridges that are well preserved. Among its stone streets we find wonders such as the Church of San Cristóbal, which dates back to the 10th century and is one of the most beautiful Romanesque buildings in the area. Here is the Majesty of the Altar Mayor Altar, a 12th century carving two meters high considered one of the most beautiful Romanesque figures in Catalonia.
Cangas de Onís, Asturias
Another town that cannot be missing from this list is Cangas de Onís, one of the gates of the Picos de Europa. The first capital of Asturias, it offers truly spectacular landscapes . And although it is not located at a great height, it gives the impression of being a high mountain town. And it is surrounded by high peaks. Among its most important monuments, the Church of the Holy Cross, from the 8th century, stands out, as well as the Roman bridge that, in fact, was built during the reign of Alfonso XI. On the other hand, it is important to bear in mind that Cangas de Onís is a good place from which to ascend to the Sanctuary of Covadonga and the Ercina and Enol lakes.
We finish our tour of the most beautiful mountain villages in Spain in Malaga, specifically in the town of Ronda. Without a doubt, what is most surprising about this beautiful town is its location. And it is that its urban area is divided by the Tajo del Ronda, a gorge that is more than 150 meters deep . How could it be otherwise, the old town is declared a Site of Cultural Interest, something that is not surprising, since in it you can find reminiscences of the different peoples that inhabited these lands: Celts, Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs …
We are aware that we have left many beautiful villages in the pipeline, so do not hesitate to suggest other mountain towns that are worth discovering.
Below you can see the location of each of these towns on the Google Maps map .