Visitors often concentrate their stay in the main cities of Spain—Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla and Santander. While the cities have numerous attractions you can learn more about the authentic Spain by exploring the vast countryside. You will find everything from towering mountains to rugged coastlines, lush oak, chestnut and pine forests to deserts or fertile wine regions. You can delve into history and culture by visiting Medieval villages, Moorish castles, Roman Aqueducts and bridges and Celtic Yurts. Each town, village and region has its own personality, culture and often language.
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There are just so many places to see in Spain. Each region has its own culture, gastronomy, crafts and way of life. From the little white villages along the Mediterranean Sea in the south to the world-renowned food in the north and everything in between it is hard to choose what you really should take time to see. This is a list of some travellers favourite spots in Spain—and why—so you can have an easier time deciding what to see when you come to visit this diverse country.
Northern Spain often flies under the radar for tourists visiting Spain. Yet, there is so much to see and appreciate here from the architecture to the history and the stunning natural parks. Don’t miss out on the treasures in Northern Spain.
With a wide variety of wild mushrooms it is no wonder that mycological (study of fungi) tours are popular throughout Spain. Looking for mushrooms is a wonderful excuse to walk in the countryside and to learn about the environment and ecosystems.
If you come to Spain and all you get to see is Segovia, you will go home happy. Segovia has a 2000-year-old Roman aqueduct, a medieval castle, a gothic cathedral Roman churches, quaint pedestrian streets filled with artisan shops, and some of the best gastronomic delights in Spain.
Two quaint mountain villages full of adventure are in the hills just outside of Madrid. Navacerrada’s claim to fame is that it has the closest ski hill to the capital city, and Cercedilla is an all-around adventure town winter and summer.
This quaint and charming village should be on every tourist's must-see list if they are in Madrid. Patones is only 45 minutes from Madrid and yet is missed by many visitors. Be sure to take an afternoon or a day to walk through this delightful village.
This small village may look fairly unassuming now, but it saw its share of excitement in the past.
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Take the time to get to know rural Madrid. There are thousands of well-marked hiking trails throughout the country—all unique and worth getting to know. This post takes you on just two of these hikes in Cuenca.