Easter is finally here! From Plameca we wish you all happy vacations. Since Christmas you don't have a break and this is the perfect opportunity to disconnect from the routine, revitalize yourself, meet new places and oxygenate your mind.
Have you ever thought that you have traveled to many places, but you don't know your own country well? Sometimes we focus so much on wanting to know the whole world that we forget to discover what is around us. Spain has a great richness, it is full of magical places with wonderful landscapes, heritage, natural and gastronomic diversity. Moreover, it is the perfect trip if you have little time or budget.
In Plameca we have compiled some of the most beautiful localities of our geography. The selection of beautiful towns and villages in Spain leaves some real beauties unmentioned, without rivaling between communities! Tell us which is your favorite village.
In the Tramontana mountain range, in the valley of Sóller, is located this small and charming Mallorcan village that will catch you from the first moment. Its main tourist attraction is the village itself. It is made up of typical mountain farms and houses of stone and red roofs, sustained by livestock and agriculture, which combine perfectly with the aroma that comes from the lemon and orange trees.
Frías is not a village, but a town, the smallest in Spain: it has 280 inhabitants and 32 square kilometers. It is located to the north of Burgos, on the banks of the Ebro River.
Its medieval flavor has its origin with Alfonso VIII, who in the early twelfth century ordered the creation of this city on the rock in order to protect this border of Old Castile.
Its medieval urban structure, the hanging houses... will make you fall in love from the first moment. Crowned by the 12th century Velasco Castle and the Church of San Vicente, whose Romanesque door is exhibited in nothing less than the Cloisters Museum in New York. The surroundings of the town center are also worth a visit: the Roman bridge that crosses the Ebro, the waterfalls of the Molinar river...
Puebla de Sanabria, Zamora
This fortified town was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1994 for some of its historic buildings. The 15th century castle of the Counts of Benavente and the 12th century church of Santa María de Azogue are some of them.
The surroundings of Sanabria are also spectacular. If you like nature, this is your place. The natural park Lado de Sanabria, the Tera and Cardena canyons, the lagoons... are places where you can breathe peace. The best therapy to disconnect.
Choosing the most beautiful village in Asturias is a complicated task. Lastres may be one of them, but Asturias is the perfect autonomous community to get lost in charming villages.
Surrounded by the sea on all four sides, we find Lastres, one of the most beautiful villages of the Asturian coast. This seafaring enclave is also famous for its tireless fishing activity for centuries and for its excellent cuisine based on fish and seafood.
Its cobbled and steep streets, its palaces, its hanging houses defying the laws of gravity and the simple fishermen's houses... And all this with incredible panoramic views of the Cantabrian Sea and Mount Sueve. Lastres has everything to relax and let yourself go. The beauty of Lastres became popular with the broadcasting of the Spanish TV series "Doctor Mateo", which used this small Asturian village as a setting.
If in addition to incredible landscapes, labyrinthine streets and the smell of chimney, you want to see culture and art, Comillas is your destination. The town with more architectural art of Cantabria, Comillas is one of the few places where you can find works of Catalan modernist architects such as Gaudí, Joan Martorell or Domènech i Montaner.
We owe the exuberant artistic heritage of Comillas to the Marquis of Comillas, who, with his contacts and friendships, helped to install a high bourgeoisie.
Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain
If you are in the mood for warmth and fried fish, Vejer de la Frontera may be your next favorite village. A beautiful village located on top of a hill, 190 meters above sea level and only 10 kilometers from the stunning beach of "El Palmar".
Its strategic location meant that Vejer served as an enclave in ancient civilizations, which has left its mark on its structure and architecture. In the year 711 took place the Battle of La Janda, in which the North African troops defeated D. Rodrigo. Since then, for five and a half centuries, Vejer remained under Muslim rule. The imprint of Arab culture is still in force and can be seen in some monuments such as the castle gate, part of its wall and the network of its streets.
The steep and white streets, the landscapes and monuments, will make you never want to leave Vejer de la Frontera.
What is it about the Mediterranean that attracts us like a magnet. The little terrace, the good atmosphere and the sun that gives the Mediterranean is hard to find. Altea is the town we have selected as the most beautiful and romantic of the coast. The peculiarity of its old town, crowned by the Church of Nuestra Señora del Consuelo, is the perfect place to get lost.
Pastrana, Castilla La Mancha
Pastrana has almost more cultural heritage than houses. With its origins in the thirteenth century, Pastrana is a ducal villa folded with churches, convents, manor houses and a Renaissance palace. What most characterizes this La Mancha town is its Granada air, a consequence of the presence of Moors who were expelled from the Alpujarras of Granada and brought to Pastrana to work the silk.
Jerez de los Caballeros, Badajoz, Spain
Known as the town of the five towers, you will love Jerez de los Caballeros. With the typical Extremaduran skyline formed by white houses with red tiles and the occasional church tower and imperial monuments. Through the history of this Extremaduran town has passed the Roman Empire, the Visigoths, Muslims and even the Templars. And as a result we have one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.