Spain's most picturesque destinations

Destinations perfect for a "selfie" / Wikimedia commons
Destinations perfect for a "selfie" / Wikimedia commons
15 January 2020, Redaction

In the suitcase of every good trip, a camera can never be missing, of course in today's world of technology, we can also use our mobile phone, which of course weighs less! The point is to savour the beautiful places we visit as a way of collecting these memories.

If you are one of those travellers who is always looking for the best landscape or the perfect setting for a couple's photo, we have several suggestions of spectacular places to take hundreds of photos. You'll be amazed at the many places you can visit, and you won't need to apply any Instagram filters to enjoy them - take note!

Ronda, Andalusia

The stunning surroundings of Ronda / Wikimedia commons
The stunning surroundings of Ronda / Wikimedia commons

Ronda is a small town in Malaga, Andalusia whose main charm lies in its internationally known as "El Tajo" or "Puente Nuevo" (literally translated as the steep cliff and the new bridge respectively". This spectacular structure, together with the white houses around it, overlook the ravine in a majestic way, with the gorge composing a fabulous snapshot.

Ernest Hemingway once said about Ronda that "the whole city and its surroundings are a romantic setting" and such a good setting deserves hundreds of photos. to be taken of it. Don't miss its historic centre, mixture of cultures and its cobbled streets for a truly magical Ronda experience.

Take note of other spots in the city that must also pass through the lens of your camera: the "Casa del Gigante" (Giant's House), the Archaeological Museum, the "Iglesia del Espíritu Santo" (Church of the Holy Spirit) and the "Plaza de toros" (the Bullring), one of the oldest in Spain.

Cudillero, Asturias

The colourful view in Cudillero / pixabay.com/es/users/javieralamo-6344665/
The colourful view in Cudillero / pixabay.com/es/users/javieralamo-6344665/

Cudillero is an Asturian fishing village, built around a port and has houses situated on the cliffs, resembling the shape of an amphitheatre. In addition, the residents of this charming village have over time decorated its facades with different colours, making it a chromatic explosion that attracts thousands of visitors every year. These houses, almost in the Cantabrian Sea, become fantastic viewpoints where you will surely take hundreds of photos.

Without a doubt, the best time to visit this picturesque village is in the low season - you will have a beautiful postcard view while enjoying a quiet and pleasant atmosphere. Finally, don't miss the old town, which has been declared a historic-artistic site!

Playa de la Concha, San Sebastián

La Concha beach in all its glory / Wikimedia commons
La Concha beach in all its glory / Wikimedia commons

"La Playa de la Concha" (La Concha beach) surprises both natives and visitors on a daily basis for several reasons: its golden sand, turquoise water or spectacular walking routes. And we are not the only ones to say it! Tripadvisor users consider it the best beach in Europe and the sixth in the world, and let's not forget that we are talking about an urban beach. So, get ready to walk along its promenade and take hundreds of pictures of this wonderful sand. If you accept our advice, you will be able to capture it even more beautifully at sunset.

But you can't leave San Sebastian without photographing several things:  "el Peine del Viento" (a collection of statues called the Comb of the Wind), Chillida's most famous work, and the rougher the sea in the Bay of Biscay, the better your photos will be. Mount Igueldo, with its wooden funicular is also a top spot to visit and will be the perfect area if you are travelling with children as there is a play area where they can play while you enjoy the view of La Concha Bay and Santa Clara Island. And after all this sightseeing you must enjoy the epicentre of San Sebastian's "pintxeo" (the tapas scene): head straight to "lo viejo", which is what the locals call the old town.

Setenil de las Bodegas, Andalusia

Setenil de las Bodegas is one of Spain's famous "white villages" / Wikimedia commons
Setenil de las Bodegas is one of Spain's famous "white villages" / Wikimedia commons

If you are planning a route to the south of Spain and want an extra bit of peace and quiet, your best option is the "Pueblos Blancos" (white villages) route. Among them you can find natural wonders such as this charming village, Setenil de las Bodegas, a small town of 500 inhabitants in the province of Cadiz where many of its neighbours live inside a rock. 

In Setenil de las Bodegas you will not simply find "cave-houses", there are whole streets integrated into the rock, so we perhaps it would be more appropriate to talk about "rock streets". Remember to visit the Nazarí Fortress from the 13th century, the Alcazaba area, the old Town Hall, the tower or the house of the "Damita de Setenil".

Don't forget to visit every corner of this village which will truly leave you speechless, as well as filling your phone memory with postcard-perfect scenes.

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