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7 frozen towns in the Middle Ages of Spain (that you probably don’t know)

Many times we have mentioned curious towns in Spain with some famous acquaintances, but always, towns that stood out for some particular aspect, either because of their natural environment, or their appearance. In this list, the idea is to inquire about towns frozen in time (medieval) but not so well known. Or perhaps less well known than they should be. They all preserve magnificent historic centers, or better still, without having “suffered” modernity changes that erase their appearance of yesteryear. They are small, barely populated, and invite you to travel back in time. Seven towns to point to the list of jewels to know about Spain:

1. Calatañazor (Castilla y Leon)

In the province of Soria, there is a very small town that is another authentic medieval relic. Hardly a central street to walk between a square next to the castle and the Town Hall, crossing a rustic pebble path (perhaps as rustic as the buildings themselves). Walls covered with mud and straw, stone masonry, roofs with conical chimneys, and details that have changed little or nothing. In Calatanazor there are also three churches, the remains of a castle and walls:

M. Hairstyle

Paul Heads

M. Hairstyle

M. Hairstyle

Paul Heads

M. Hairstyle

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Manuel Alende Maceira

Manuel Alende Maceira

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2. A medieval town on the edge of a rocky outcrop (Siurana, in Catalonia)

A small town crowned by a 12th-century Romanesque church and the remains of a castle with Arab vestiges (reminiscent of the Taifa kingdom) stand out on the edge of a huge rock and rocky cliff. It’s one of the most beautiful villages in Catalonia, both for its location and for its surroundings, with fantastic views of the Siurana river valley and the reservoir. A climbing paradise, Siurana is another of the lesser-known jewels of Catalonia and Spain.

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Zio

Aria Ariste Santacreu

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Ferran Cerdans Serra

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James Meneses

3. A town frozen in the Middle Ages in Spain (Frías)

Just as it sounds, a town whose appearance was frozen in time for several centuries. In the province of Burgos there is coldconsidered as historical heritage located on a hill that generates unevenness and views towards the river Ebro. cold It officially corresponds to the category of city (Frías is listed as the municipality with the title of city with the smallest population in Spain, with 277 inhabitants), but we also include it for its beauty and its peaceful scale:

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Mario Modesto Kills

Jim Anzalone

Gary Araolaza

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4. A town frozen in the Middle Ages (Ujué)

ujué (in Basque, Uxue), is found in Navarre, 53 km from Pamplona. At the top of a hill in the surroundings of the Sierra de Ujué, just over 200 people live in a village that has hardly changed at all. Cobbled streets and rock facades crowned on top by a fortress church (of Santa María) that dominates the views from all angles.

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Michael Ortega

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Txema Leon

5. A town that is part of the landscape (Albarracín, Teruel)

Albarracin It is a farmhouse that adapts in a way that is difficult to overcome to the surrounding landscape, in the province of Teruel, a community of Aragon. It is one of those places that you can walk until you lose yourself in time. For some experts, it is the most beautiful town in Spain.

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6. A town between ravines (Alcalá de Júcar, Castilla-La Mancha)

Another good combination of a particular natural environment (cliffs and winding landscape) accompanied by white houses with roofs, an Arab castle, and even caves in the rocks of Alcalá. Alcala de Jucar It is a charming town with cobblestone streets, a Roman bridge and views to paint a picture:

Enrique Calabuig

Angel

Ramon Cutanda Lopez

7. A town recognized as a historical complex (Peratallada)

is one of the sets medieval most intact and complete in Catalonia. peratallada belongs to the municipality of Forallac, and it was declared precisely as a Historic-Artistic Complex due to its level of conservation, a population that grew around a castle, although not so much as to lose its essence, fortunately. Photogenicity and “time travel” is guaranteed:

Jose Manuel Mota

Esther Westerveld

Neil Thompson

James Meneses

Felipe Gabaldon

Neil Thompson

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See also 5 frozen towns in the Middle Ages in Catalonia

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