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Unknown Soulful Places You Would Like To Visit In Spain

Albarracin

This town has been listed as a National Monument since 1961. The light pink buildings of Albarracin were made for a breathtaking sight, they seem to rise organically from a sun-scorched mountain that towers above the Guadalaviar River. Wandering the town’s cobbled streets, you will feel utterly disconnected from the modern world. Looking out from the Torre Del Andador, all you can see for miles in every direction are stony mountains.

Cazorla

The frequently overlooked town of Cazorla spreads itself out at the foot of the Pena de Los Halcones and the castle of Yedra, on one side of a steep and rocky valley. This romantic little town’s obscurity is surprising when you consider that it lies within the boundaries of the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura, and Las Villas National Park, the largest protected natural area in Spain. There is some excellent trekking to be enjoyed in the park, which abounds with streams, waterfalls, and crystal-clear springs.

Estepona

Estepona has somehow managed to avoid the tourism-driven changes that have altered so much of Spain’s south coast. Located half an hour’s drive from Marbella, this beautiful little town is one of Costa’s undiscovered treasures its flower-filled streets are some of the most romantic you’ll see anywhere in Andalusia, and it has a lovely beach that is rarely crowded. The place to be for tapas and drinks is the Plaza Flores, and the key attraction is the Botanical Garden.

Villanueva de la Concepcion

The charming whitewashed village of Villanueva de la Concepcion but it’s well off the tourist track. It boasts a spectacular location at the base of El Torcal (the weird karst landscape of which was once the ocean floor), surrounded by rolling fields and olive groves. On a clear day, you can see down to the Mediterranean from its south-facing viewpoints. For superb and amazingly cheap tapas, head to Bar Meson Torfa, where you’re likely to be the only foreigner.

Cudillero

This tiny fishing village clusters around a small cove in Asturias, the cider-producing region on Spain’s northern Atlantic coast. It is known for the banked multi-colored houses set into the verdant hillside surrounding the harbor. To better acquaint yourself with Cudillero’s many charms, take the self-guided tour by following the blue fish that are painted onto the narrow winding streets; after, you can enjoy fresh seafood in one of the bars overlooking the Atlantic.