Spain adds new destinations to ‘most beautiful villages’ list


Betancuria, Fuerteventura
Betancuria, Fuerteventura

A 13th-century fortress, a fisherman’s village and a town with a population of 44 are among some of the new destinations added to Spain’s Most Beautiful Villages list.

The list, started in 2013 by the Most Beautiful Villages in Spain Association, features over 50 villages throughout Spain. They are “places of great beauty that exude history and culture,” says the Association.

See below for our must-see villages on the list:

Zahara de la Sierra, Andalusia

Perched on the top of a hill is the breathtaking settlement, Zahara de la Sierra. The town overlooks a vast valley with a turquoise blue lake that will take your breath away. Discover the remains of a Moorish castle or dip your toes in the town’s own La Playita – the little beach.tabria

With less than 50 inhabitants, Mogrovejo is the definition of a small, charming village. With the stunning, Picos de Europa mountainrange serving as a backdrop, this tiny town is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Here you’ll get the chance to explore historic medieval architecture and a 17th-century church.

Betancuria, Fuerteventura

With lush greenery, towering palm trees and quaint whitewashed cottages, Betancuria is an idyllic escape from the desert-like landscape of Fuerteventura, the second largest of Spain’s Canary Islands. Despite attracting a large number of visitors, this little village maintains a slow-moving, relaxed atmosphere.

Betancuria, Fuerteventura.

Tazones, Asturias

In the heart of the Sidra region of Asturias sits the small fishing village of Tazones. The journey to this little town is a destination in itself, offering spectacular views of Cantabrian sea, with fisherman’s houses dotted along the village slopes. The village is famous for its seafood so be sure to check out one of the many restaurants in town.

Tazones, Asturias.

Setenil de las Bodegas, Andalusia

One of the Pueblos Blancos (white villages) in Cadiz, Setenil de las Bodegas is a town uniquely formed under a network of caves. Wander through the caved streets amongst houses canopied with rocks and olive groves. The town is known for its delicious meats such as chorizo, as well as delectable pastries.

Setenil de las Bodegas, Andalusia


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