If you are a follower of Vuela Viajes you will know that we have a predilection for the towns that can be found throughout the country. And we are lucky to live in a country with really beautiful rural areas. Thus, we think it is fantastic that there is an entity such as the Association of the Most Beautiful Towns of Spain , which includes, as its name suggests, the most beautiful towns in the country. Of course, to be part of this exclusive list you have to meet some requirements (have less than 15,000 inhabitants, have a certified architectural or natural heritage …) and go through a selection process.
What we want to do today at Vuela Viajes is tell you about the nine towns that have managed to enter the list, making it add up to 44 towns. Do you want to discover them? Well, you know what to do! Do not miss anything that we tell you below!
First of all, we want to talk about Zuheros, a municipality located in the Sierra de Córdoba that stands out for its Andalusian Arabian beauty and its popular architecture of white houses with ocher roofs. In addition to the Moorish castle, the church of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios and the Museum of Local History stand out.
From Andalusia we moved to Cantabria to tell you about Liérganes, which was declared of national historical-artistic interest thanks to the fact that it preserves a valuable classicist architecture. Of the town, the ones known as "Liérganes tits" stand out, which are two small elevations, and El Mercadil, which is the old part of the town.
Also in the north of Spain is Laguardia. Specifically, this villa is located in Alava and is famous for being the birthplace of the fabulist Samariego, as well as for its wines . Of course, we must not forget that it is an area with abundant archaeological remains, both Palaeolithic, Roman and medieval.
Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca
Another town that has entered the list is Ciudad Rodrigo, which is located west of the province of Salamanca. Declared a Historic-Artistic Site, this town surrounded by walls hides a rich architectural heritage, both civil and religious. Its Castle and its Cathedral stand out.
In Salamanca we find Sepúlveda, which was also declared a Historic-Artistic site. This town lived through a period of great splendor between the 11th and 13th centuries, which can still be seen in its streets and monuments. El Salvador stands out, the first Romanesque church built in the province.
Peñalba de Santiago, Leon
We also have to tell you about Peñalba de Santiago, a district belonging to the municipality of Ponferrada, in the province of León. The town, which was declared of Cultural Interest, is erected on a rock, which owes its name. The church of Santiago, of Mozarabic style, stands out.
SOS of the Catholic King, Zaragoza
Another town that has entered the list is SOS del Rey Católico, which is located in the Cinco Villas region, in the province of Zaragoza. With an old town declared a Site of Cultural Interest, this town is known for being the birthplace of Ferdinand II , King of Aragon, also known as Ferdinand the Catholic.
We also have to talk about Trujillo, a town located between the valleys of the Tagus and Guadiana rivers, in Cáceres. Its important group of churches, castles and manor houses stands out. In addition, it is important to bear in mind that it was the birthplace of important people linked to the Discovery of America.
Finally, we have to talk about Torazo, a Spanish parish that belongs to the council of Cabranes, in Asturias. Its traditional rural architecture with granaries stands out . In addition, it is important to keep in mind that it is a town that preserves ancient traditions.