The cold season arrives and with it, the desire to look for occasions to stay at home, watch a movie, be on the sofa with the fireplace and hot chocolate. But on the other hand, this moment is perfect to make plans to escape by some town, to know natural landscapes and even to enjoy the snow.
If you are like the latter, you will love this post and we are going to talk to you about the best 12 villages in Spain to visit this winter. We start:
Isaba – Navarra
A town of narrow streets, stone houses, wood and gable roofs. It is surrounded by the Esca River and the mountains north of the Pyrenean Valley of Roncal and the Belagua Valley.
It has an impressive 16th-century church, known as the fortress of San Cipriano and also has a house of memory, perfect for visiting while you are in town.
Piornedo – Lugo
It is a village of Pre-Roman origin and is considered a Historic-Artistic Site because in it we can find elements of the architecture of the high mountain villages of the Ancares. It is characterized by its peculiar houses called “pallozas”, houses with a conical roof and circular plan that are only used today as stables.
Thanks to its location at the top of the valley that forms the Rego Veiga Cimera, it has incredible views of natural landscapes such as the Sierra de Os Ancares and also access to several hiking trails.
Bulnes – Asturias
Nestled in the peaks of Europe and with an incredible funicular. It is one of the most remote villages in the country and very famous among climbers with just 50 inhabitants.
They live on livestock, tourism and the production of Cabrales cheese. You will discover panoramic views, stone houses, small streets and sounds of nature such as flowing water or the singing of animals such as birds or roosters.
Morella – Castellón
An ideal town to go in winter and lose yourself among its walls. Its medieval castle a thousand meters high, is one of its most representative symbols. It is composed of 6 portals, 16 towers and 2 kilometers of wall. A perfect view for the photo of the trip.
Espot – Lleida
Located in the Valls d´Áneu at the entrance of the Agüestortes and Sant Maurici National Park. It has a Super Espot ski resort, perfect for snow sports.
A town of narrow streets, houses with slate roof and dark walls; also with an incredible view and it is covered with snow during winter.
Among its points of interest are the Parish Church of Santa Llogaia, a medieval watchtower and two Romanesque bridges.
Benasque – Huesca
Located in the Aragonese Pyrenees, famous for its mountain and snow tourism. It has part of the Posets-Maladeta natural park and the Cerler ski resort, also has several summits that exceed 3,000 meters of altitude, such as the Aneto.
It is ideal to get lost between its main square, the Town Hall square, the Santa María church, the Juste house or the palace of the counts of Ribagorza.
In short, winter can be the perfect time to go sightseeing and discover incredible jewels in Spain. So if you want to continue knowing the best villages to visit, do not miss the second part of this post in our blog.