The most charming places in Spain beyond Madrid and Barcelona

Where should you visit besides the two largest cities, ​​according to Timestravel

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Spain is full of charming towns to visit
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14 October 2021, Redaction

The Timestravel platform describes Spain as a vibrant European country with a rich history and sunny beaches. Barcelona and Madrid might top the wish list of most travelers, but there are many charming places, such as Aínsa, in Huesca, or Deia, in Mallorca, that are equally worth a visit. Timestravel has prepared a special with the four most charming towns in the country.

Aínsa

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The medieval town of Ainsa in Huesca
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The medieval city of Aínsa, located in the south of the Pyrenees, is a must-see for all types of travelers. When you are here, visit the Aínsa Castle, which is located at one end of the Plaza de San Salvador, also itself one of the main points of interest in this town. Although much of the building is original, from the 16th century, two of its towers have beenrenovated to be converted into museums.

Situated in the Sobrarbe Region, Huesca, it is located in a privileged place surrounded by the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park. Aonther site worth seeing is the Santa María Church an excellent example of the Aragonese Romanesque style from Sobarbe, which has been declared an asset of cultural interest in Spain. In addition, the Plaza Mayor de Aínsa, surrounded by beautiful colonnades, is worth visiting.

Deia

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A picturesque town in Mallorca
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The charming town of Deia is nestled in the heart of the Sierra de Tramuntana, on the island of Mallorca. This destination has been very popular with expats, who love the picturesque landscape with its countless olive groves and rugged cliffs that overlook the Mediterranean Sea. If you are a lover of literature, Deia was also the home of the famous English writer Robert Graves (author of the novel 'I, Claudius', among others), whose residence can be opened for visitors.

It is a town that stands out for its cobbled streets and its architectural wealth. In addition, it has hosted the International Chamber Music Festival for more than four decades. It also has a beautiful church, the church of Juan Bautista, and a curious and picturesque cemetery, notable not only for the celebrities who rest there, but also for the beautiful panorama it offers with the sea at its feet.

Olite

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The Navarese town of Olite
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The ancient city of Olite will surprise you in many ways. It is located in the province of Navarra, in northern Spain, and according to records, was founded in the 7th century by the Visigoths. However, it truly came to life during the 12th century. When you visit this place, be sure to enjoy a visit to the beautiful Palacio Real de Olite, a 13th-century Gothic castle, which was once the seat of King Carlos III of Navarre. You can also learn about medieval Spanish history at the Museum of Medieval Galleries or participate in a wine tasting at the town's Wine Museum.

The church of Santa María la Real stands out for its façade at the entrance, decorated with meticulous detail. The church of San Pedro also stands out, built in the 12th century in the Romanesque style. Finally, the Convent of San Francisco is also a remarkable attraction in the town.

Casares

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The whitewashed Moorish style town of Casares
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Located in the province of Malaga, Casares is known for its whitewashed, Moorish-style buildings. The landscape surrounding the town is quite picturesque, with the buildings hugging the cliffs and overlooking the Alboran Sea. When you are here, you can see the architectural wonders of the town, exploring the Church of the Incarnation, and the impressive Casares Castle, built in the 13th century. This popular destination is also very well known for its horse riding.

 

 

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