Most of us know Madrid and Barcelona as the best Spanish major cities. But there is so much more in Spain to see and visit. Narrow streets, magnificent architecture, delicious traditional dishes, and cheerful people – All of them make the following town worthy of visiting on your Spain road trip and with self-drive or fly-drive holidays in Spain.
Here is a list of best Spanish towns:
In the fantastic town of Comillas, you can find El Capricho building which is famous for its unique style. Its style is somehow like a Persian miniature style. If you visit this Spanish town, consider this building and the palace next to it (named the marvelous Sobrellano Palace) in your list.
Do not forget that only 12 kilometers from Comillas are located Oyambre Natural Park in the small Spanish town of San Vicente de la Barquera.
Besalu, with a population of approximately 2400 people, is one of the Spanish towns, which remained alive over the years. This Spanish town was one of the most important Catalan countries 1000 years ago and the main reason that made this Spanish town, important at those times was its market, location, and commercial routes.
The origin of this Spanish town was castle of Besalú. The city also has essential medieval structures such as the church of Sant Pere monastery, the old bridge, Sant Vicenç church, the micé of Jewish baths, Sant Julià -the old hospital of pilgrims-, and Casa Cornellà.
Do not forget that the image to show this Spanish town is always its Romanesque bridge over the Fluviá that was damaged in 1315 due to a river flood.
It just takes an hour or two to "see" Besalú and it is not difficult to join a visit to close-by Girona since there are visit nearby transports between the two towns or you can visit this village on your Spain road trip by self-drive or fly-drive holidays
World-known palaces are standing side by side in this small Spanish town with a population of 3000 residents. The main attraction is the Palace of the Kings of Navarre of Olite, which consists of three parts: The old palace, the new palace and the church of Santa María la Real and the main point that making this architecture unique is its airy tale-like design and this building has not been built once and had several expansion during centuries.
On the other view, the mild Mediterranean weather of Olite made this Spanish town a perfect place for producing wine and is one of the principal wine capital of Spain.
This Spanish town is located in the province of Malaga and is full of historic sights.
We can consider this Spanish town as the twin sister of Cuenca because it is also built on the rocks over the El Tajo canyon. Something that made this Spanish town interesting and famous was its bridges. There are three interesting bridges in the town Puente Romano, Puente Viejo, and Puente Nuevo that cross the canyons.
There is a church in Ronda, which its construction began in 1486 and the fascinating part of the church is the Renaissance Choir and images of the Virgen del Mayor Dolor
But what makes this Spanish town special?? Yes, the largest and oldest bullfight Arena in Spain.
We can find one of the largest bullfight arenas in Spain, hosting more than 5000 spectators. This is not just the largest but also the oldest arena dating back to the 18th century.
5- Salamanca, Castile and León
If you are driving through Spain from the French border on the Atlantic coast or going toward Madrid and Portugal these Spanish towns are the must to see. They are a mixture of modern and old. In this Spanish town, you can find the oldest university in Spain, which dates back to 1300, and in this Spanish town, there is the new and old cathedral which could be also worth visiting.
The best way to reach this Spanish town is to take the A1 motorway and enter this Spanish town before getting to the city of Burgos.
Do not forget that you can climb up the towers in the cathedral and have a panoramic view of the city.
There are three cultural festivals at the end of august in this Spanish town 4 days which celebrate the historical culture of Muslims, Jewish, and Christians.
Just about 70km away from Malaga you can find This Spanish town, which is like a Santorini in Greece. White houses and narrow streets on the hill with an overview of sunny costa de sol. This Spanish town has been elected several times as the most beautiful village in Spain because of its unique architecture.
Also, be active and take a hiking route to Natural Park of Tejeda, Almijara, and Alhama the cave of Nerja is a must to visit and is one of the major attractions in the south Spain itinerary.
7- Cuenca, Castilla-La Mancha
This Spanish town is the capital of Castilla-La Mancha. The main attractive point of this Spanish top is due to this point that it has been built over 956 meter height rock and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage because of its cultural infrastructure. The beautiful and impressive architecture, the landscape, the views, and the surrounding areas make Cuenca a unique City and one of a kind.
It is interesting to know that Arabs originally founded this Spanish townand despite everything, it moderates the noteworthy walled region, with its treacherous cobblestone roads and its vestiges of medieval strongholds.
In the town, there is 64m height bridge “Puente de San Pablo “ which from the bridge you will get your best views of the hanging houses. Once on the other side, you can visit the Convento de San Pablo.
Do not forget that If you are scared of heights, it presents a challenge, but is well worth it.
Also, the historic town is so cute with its ancient narrow streets, interesting buildings, and quaint places to see.