The five most beautiful towns in Spain according to El País

These are the five most beautiful towns in Spain according to the readers of El País, the result of a survey with nearly 5,000 votes among 250 options.

The readers of El Viajero, the travel section of the website of the Spanish newspaper El País, decided long ago with their votes which were the most beautiful towns in Spain. From a list selected by the editors of the newspaper itself with 250 Spanish towns with less than ten thousand inhabitants, these were the five most beautiful towns in Spain according to the final result of the vote in which nearly five thousand people participated.


Number one on the list went to albarracin, a town of just over a thousand inhabitants in the province of Teruel. Listed as a National Monument and in the offing of being a World Heritage Site one day, Albarracín is a town that seems to magically stand on a hillwhich makes you go back to the Middle Ages when you walk through its streets and which is an ideal destination for a rural getaway on these autumn dates.


At number 2 on the list it ended cudilleroa coastal town in the community of Asturias. Despite being by the sea, the colored houses of the town are surrounded by mountains and this gives us a spectacular postcard. But the landscape and the colors are not the only interests of this fishing village, as you should not miss its narrow streets, its taverns and of course its peculiar beaches hidden between the cliffs.

Santillana del Mar

Number 3 on the list is for Santillana del Marthe famous Cantabrian town of which you surely already know that it lies, because it is neither holy nor flat nor does it have sea. Considered one of the most beautiful towns in Cantabria, you have to take a walk and go through some stone streets that lead us to all kinds of buildings of great artistic and historical wealth, as well as visit the nearby Altamira Caveswhich are world heritage.


ainsathe capital of the Huesca region of sobrarbe, stayed with the fourth position on the list. The town of Aínsa, the main municipality in the area, was chosen as the capital of rural tourism in Spain for this year 2018, because it is not in vain that this town is the best starting and staying point for those who want to venture into get to know the Aragonese Pyreneeswith a large number of trails to do both on foot and by mountain bike.

The swimming pool

The top 5 of this list closed it The swimming poola beautiful town in the province of Salamancaframed in an area known as the Sierra de France. The peculiar architecture of the town, which it shares with other nearby towns such as Miranda del Castañar or Mogarraz, as well as its curious traditions are the main interest that encourages you to discover what is one of the most beautiful towns in the Salamanca province.

Via | The Traveler – The Country
Photo 1 | Flickr – Marcela Escandell
Photo 2 | Flickr – Graeme Churchard

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