Sometimes we like to think that we dominate our environment, that we know its most characteristic places, but reality often takes that thought away from us with a stroke of the pen. Our country hides amazing corners that many people have not had the pleasure of visiting. And it is that, at a time when it is a trend to travel to paradisiacal places thousands and thousands of kilometers away, to foreign historical cities or to monuments with centuries of history from other cultures, it is a good time to vindicate the secrets that the Spanish geography hides. Although visiting remote enclaves is a real pleasure and almost an obligation to discover new ways of life and open your mind, we must not forget the charms that can be found in the peninsula and its islands.
Thus, Spain has corners worthy of a fantasy novel, which many would not believe are typical of the country. In the following list we recommend five wonderful places to visit at a national level that do not seem typical of the typical Spanish geography:
Saconeta Beach (Guipuzcoa)
Saconeta beach, located in the Gipuzkoan municipality of Deva, is an idyllic place that It reminds us of landscapes typical of Game of Thrones. The small beach, made up of stones from the erosion caused by the impact of the waves against the huge cliffs, is a paradisiacal enclave to enjoy far from the monotony. More similar to the spaces that make up the Irish coast, this enclave marks the western limit of the Basque Coast Geopark. Undoubtedly, a place to escape the routine and enjoy a natural landscape of a movie.
Well of Smoke Waterfall (Salamanca)
The waterfall that forms the course of the Uces river as it passes through Masueco and Pereña de la Ribera is worthy of appearing in the best works of Hollywood. Located to the northwest of the province of Salamanca, this natural landscape more than meets the expectations of its visitors, who glimpse in amazement the enormous curtain of steam generated by the water after a fall of more than fifty meters in height.
the famous intellectual Miguel de Unamuno he was amazed with the place and his fascination left it captured black on white: “The attraction of water is unique. One would spend hours watching it flow, letting one’s spirit be won over by the pure sensation that its constant course produces in us. […] Enormous force that without any apparatus, with the simplicity of the colossus, unfolds!… It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls that can be seen between those austere gorges”.
The cemetery of “The good, the ugly and the bad” (Burgos)
“The world is divided into two categories: those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig,” he says. Clint Eastwood playing the role of Rubio in Santo Domingo de Silos (Burgos). The final duel of the well-known film ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ It was shot in the small town of Burgos, which still preserves the work of cinematographic architecture.
the curious graveyard It was built in the summer of 1966, when the director Sergio Leone considered that the place was the ideal setting to record several scenes of his work, considered one of the historical spaghetti westerns. Since then, the cemetery remained abandoned for 49 years until in 2015 the recovery work began.
Red River (Huelva)
The landscape formed by this peculiar river that runs through the province of Huelva It doesn’t look like it’s from this planet. The river, which rises in the Sierra de Padre Caro and merges with the waters of the Huelva estuary, has a reddish color that makes it something extraordinary. Its coloration, gives it a Mars-like appearance, has its origin in the weathering of minerals with heavy metal sulphides found in the deposits that border this Andalusian river. Visiting this enclave so far from the ordinary will make us live an extra-planetary experience.
Rambla de Barrachina (Teruel)
As soon as we land on the Rambla de Barrachina, the environment will immerse us in a little adventure away from the routine and from the most common places. This wonderful little desert is a perfect place to explore and get lost among your reddish earth, which reminds us of the colorado canyon and western settings.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.