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Top Rural Destinations for 2024 in Spain
Saturday, December 9, 2023 @ 11:28 AM

Spain offers a plethora of charming towns in practically every province that continually draw the attention of tourists. Each town boasts unique features that set it apart. For those seeking inspiration for their next adventure, it is worth noting these seven popular rural destinations. These picturesque locations range from inland towns to mountain getaways, ensuring that there is something for every type of explorer. Grab a notebook and jot down these must-visit rural destinations in Spain for 2024:

1. Cazorla (Andalusia)

Located in the interior of the Sierra de Cazorla, this municipality is considered the most important in the region, due to remains and excavations of Iberian, Roman and Arab origin that have become historical heritage.


2. Jaca (Aragón)

Located in the Aragón Valley, it is the ideal place to discover the Aragonese Pyrenees and its ski resorts. In addition, Jaca is a place that has witnessed the Roman, Arab and Catholic eras throughout history, and has buildings belonging to Modernism.


3. Cangas de Onís (Asturias)

Cangas de Onís is one of the towns in Asturias that attracts the most tourists due to its proximity to the Sanctuary of Covadonga and the Lakes of Covadonga.


4. Santillana del Mar (Cantabria)

The town of Santillana del Mar is located on the Costa de Cantabria and attracts attention thanks to the cobbled streets, the facades of old houses and the balconies full of flowers.


5. Yeste (Castilla-La Mancha)

Yeste belongs to the Sierra de Segura and has an important historical heritage of which the castle and the Church of Yeste stand out, in addition to the many medieval watchtowers.


6. Navaluenga (Castilla y León)

Navaluenga is located in the Vega del Valle del Alberche, not far from the Sierra de Gredos. It is precisely the Alberche River that leaves the so-called Gorges, causing natural pools in its path.

7. Sant Pere de Vilamajor (Catalonia) 

The town of Sant Pere de Vilamajor is famous for its Iberian and Roman remains, where the Counts of Barcelona later lived in the Condal Palace. In addition, it has several modernist buildings.

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Roberto said:
Sunday, December 10, 2023 @ 9:36 AM

To have a list of top rural destinations and not include Galicia at all is simply criminal 🤷🏻‍♂️😂

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