10 Most Beautiful Towns in Spain

(Last Updated On: December 14, 2017)

They say that spending a lifetime in Barcelona is not enough, and they are right, but still there are so many beautiful towns you have to visit in Spain rather than just sticking to couple of key destinations.

Spain is a country with a rich cultural heritage like no other place in this world.

There are more than 20 000 villages in Spain and some of these may not even come to radar when you search for places of interest, and are so worth the visit.

Here is a list of 15 towns/villages and after you see the photos I am sure you will add them to your bucket list.

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago the Compostela is a town you have probably heard of before because of the very popular pilgrimage route. The church with the same name as the town is the ending point of the Way of St. James. The atmosphere is so vibrant and this is one of the busiest place that is included on this list.

I remember on my trip to Santiago de Compostela there was a group of nomads who arrived at the same time. They were facing the church with their backs and they turned around at the same time, I guess they wanted to see the church together. Kudos for how brave they are!


Albarracin is a small town that is just 2 hours away from Valencia . Stepping in this small village you will feel like you are magically transported into the Middle Ages. It seems like nothing has changed here from the moment the houses were built. The fact that the town is unspoilt by modernization makes the place so charming.


Sitges is a very charming city which is only 35 km south-west from Barcelona. It is a seaside town with beautiful white sand beaches. The laid back atmosphere here is great especially for family vacation.

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Toledo is a city that is easily reachable from Madrid and it is a great place to be for a day trip. In the past Christians, Jews and Arabs lived together here so for that reason the city today is known as “city of three cultures”.

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Cadaques is a small coastal town popular for being the residence of Salvador Dali. The city can be easily reached from Barcelona. Another thing this place is known for is the Cap de Creus which is the eastern most point of the Iberian peninsula.


Segovia is another town in Spain with rich historical heritage. According to the legend, the city was founded by Hercules. The aqueduct of Segovia is very well preserved and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage.

Cudillero, Asturias

Cudillero is one of the prettiest villages in Spain. The buildings are colorful and it reminds me of Portofino, a fishing village close to Genoa.

Ronda, Malaga

Ronda is a city that is sets on a gorge and the place has one of the most gripping locations for that matter. This is the perfect picturesque place you can visit on a day trip and you can enjoy the pretty town with its beautiful architecture.

Potes, Cantabria

Potes is a municipality in Cantabria and it is a beautiful medieval town. There are many historical monuments and small shops where you can buy souvenirs.

Setenil de las Bodegas

Setenil de las Bodegas is probably on of the most dramatic and unique village in Spain. Namely this is because the houses were built into a rock. Actually some of the houses were built on top of the rocks and some were built below the rocks and that is why this village has one of the most striking setting.

So, find a cheap flight on TripAdvisor and book your ticket today to one of these magical places and see it for yourself because as the Asian Proverb goes it is always: “Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.”

Where to stay while in Europe

If you are planning a trip to one of these beautiful places you can check availability on Booking.com since this is the best and the most reliable website that I always use for finding accommodation.


Another great option is to rent a place through Airbnb. You can find great rooms and apartments since there are a lot of great options. You can use this code to get $27 free AirBnb credit.

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Author: Elena

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