Spain can boast of having authentic medieval jewelry, some famous like the beautiful city of Ronda, others less known as the impressive Burgos town of Cold.
Here is a selection of some of these municipalities, which abound throughout the country.
Located in the Asturian council of Proaza, the town of Bandujo preserves two indisputable points of interest: its romanesque church and the house known as ´The palace, of which its tower stands out, known as the ´Torre de Tuñón´ the “Tower of Bandujo”.
The steep, stepped streets of the medieval quarter coexist with gothic buildings and the Islamic reminiscences in Bocairent, a town located in the extreme south of the province of Valencia and in which its Moors and Christians festival are also highly appreciated.
It is one of the oldest and most visited cities in Spain, It is a mandatory stop on our trip around the Iberian Peninsula. The spectacular views from the abyss of Ronda make this Malaga city one of the most spectacular places in the Spanish geography. Ronda is located on a plateau 750 meters above sea level, on the edge of the precipice that ends in the Guadalevín river.
Narrow streets and granaries the views of Combarro, in the province of Pontevedra, dominate. Its charming port, in addition to cruise ships, is another attraction of an enclave of just over 1,500 inhabitants and located a few kilometers from the provincial capital.
Chopin, Jovellanos and Borges they spent time in this municipality on the island of Mallorca, located in the Sierra de Tramuntana. The arab farmhouses they began to define an identity to which, centuries later, the Cartuja that bears the same name would be added.
Santillana del Mar (Cantabria)
This Cantabrian town has in its Romanesque collegiate church, with its cloister, the biggest tourist attraction. But don’t forget the Velarde Palace and other medieval constructions that always place it among one of the most visited enclaves in northern Spain.
The province of Huesca hides numerous medieval towns. One of them is Aínsa, full of the Pyrenean charm of an area in which the mountains determine all human activity. Among its main assets, its 11th century castle.
His castle and hanging houses characterize the nucleus of Frías, a small municipality located in the north of the province of Burgos. Its buildings are protected by a medieval wall that has become a hallmark.
As in many other towns, the Mozarabic influence merges with the Christian in the architecture of Medinaceli, historical capital of the Soria region of the same name. An inexcusable town to visit to understand the history of Spain.
Tossa de Mar (Girona)
This is one of the most charming towns of Catalonia. His waterfront location and its long history, which starts in tourist terms in the Roman age, are condensed in a cobbled urban area and a warm Mediterranean breeze.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.