Spanish City Guides

Spanish City Guides

Spain is a beautiful and exciting European country with such a wide range of architectural styles, landscapes, micro climates and towns, from cosmopolitan cities like Madrid and Barcelona to Moorish gems like Granada and medieval hamlets like lively Laguardia in La Rioja wine country. Here is a list of some of the loveliest Spanish cities and towns, with a brief overview and some highlights. Happy Travels.

Barcelona Guide

Barcelona is famous for many reasons. First, it is considered to be one of the most cutting edge cities in Europe for 20th century avant-garde architecture. The city is famous for its "Modernista" style, a Catalan Art Nouveau movement...

Bilbao Guide

Bilbao is one of the principal cities in Spain's beautiful Basque Country. Compared to the aristocratic San Sebastian, Bilbao has always been considered the ugly, industrial step-sister...

Briones Guide

One of the most darling medieval hilltop towns in Northern Spain, Briones offers a fairy tale pristine hamlet, an enormous wine museum and a number of fine wine estates and traditional restaurants...

Burgos Guide

Burgos is a surprisingly darling provincial capital whose claim to fame is its simply spectacular Gothic Cathedral, arguably the finest in Europe. Located on the Saint James Pilgrimage, travelers on their way to Santiago de Compostela stop in Burgos to admire its beautiful cathedral

Cáceres Guide

Cáceres is a supremely evocative medieval town with narrow cobble stoned streets lined with sunkissed stone palaces, trapped in time. It is also home to Atrip, one of Spain´s mythical Michelin starred eateries accoladed by Wine Spectator for best wine list int he world...

Cadaques Guide

Probably one of the most picturesque villages in Spain, Cadaques is located near the French border in a privileged corner of forest and dramatic coves. The white washed little town has long attracted artists, from Salvador Dali to Picasso, and today it looks much like it did fifty years ago...

Getaria Guide

One of the most picturesque villages on the Basque Coast, Getaria is a treat for seafood and wine lovers and there is plenty to see and do from the Balenciaga fashion museum to Txakoli vineyards, to stunning churches to a colorful fishing port....

Girona Guide

Girona is one of Catalonia's biggest cities, located in North-eastern Spain less than 2 hours away from France. It lies at the heart of one of the most beautiful provinces in Spain.

Hondarribia Guide

One of the most beautiful villages in Spain, Hondarribia has a combined Basque and French flavor to it, and both the historic quarter and the lovely port are major treats on a tour of the north...

Jerez de la frontera Guide

Jerez de la Frontera
Jerez de la Frontera was one of the "Frontier" towns between areas ruled by the Moorish Caliphs and by the Christian Monarchs. "De la Frontera" (on the border) was attached to many of the town names...

Laguardia Guide

Laguardia is one of the most perfectly preserved medieval villages in Spain. It is also located right in Rioja wine country and is the perfect base for your wine tour of Spain's most well known red wine...

Leon Guide

Historic León boasts a magnificent cathedral and small historic quarter full of cozy tapas bars perfect for tasting local Bierzo wines...

Logroño Guide

Logrońo is the principal wine hub in the Rioja region of Northern Spain and is a bustling, buzzy town known for its great tapas bars as well as a pretty historic old town

Madrid Guide

Madrid is a young capital city, for Europe. The seat of government was only moved to Madrid in 1561 under Phillip II, from Toledo, and until that point it had only been a provincial centre...

Palma De Mallorca Guide

Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca is the elegant capital of "Majorca" and the largest city in the Balearic Islands. The island of Mallorca is more similar to a continent than an island, for its range of landscapes and wildlife...

Ponferrada Guide

The Spanish small town of Ponferrada is located in the Bierzo wine region and is famous for its preserved Templar Castle dating back to the 13th century...

Ronda Guide

Ronda is one of Spain´s most beautiful villages, located in a breathtakingly lovely setting and was once home to Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles. Known for its up and coming wine country, gorgeous historic center and a history of banditry, this romantic spot is not to be missed if touring in the south

Salamanca Guide

Quite possibly Spain's most beautiful town, Salamanca's buildings appear to glow. The local sandstone used to construct most of this 13th century university town's churches and historic mansions, seems to turn gold when the sun beats down...

San Sebastian Guide

San Sebastian
San Sebastian is a wonderful city- a successful blend of tradition and a rural feel with a modern, cosmopolitan atmosphere. It's also one of the hottest culinary destinations on earth...

Santiago de Compostela Guide

Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela is a stunning medieval city, perhaps one of the most beautiful in Spain. Located in the "Green Heart" of the northwest in the marvelous region of Galicia, Santiago attracts both pilgrims and gourmets from all over the world...

Segovia Guide

Segovia is a tremendously picturesque town in Spain's central Castille region and is a delight for the gourmet traveler. It has one of the largest concentrations of Romanesque churches in all of Europe...

Seville Guide

Seville is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is almost like a living museum, particularly in the evocative old Jewish quarter, the Santa Cruz...

Toledo Guide

Perched on a hill, overlooking the Tagus River, lies the atmospheric, historic town of Toledo. Toledo boasts a splendid amount of architecture, dating back centuries and spanning a variety of cultures who once called this important town...

Toledo Guide

Perched on a hill, overlooking the Tagus River, lies the atmospheric, historic town of Toledo. Toledo boasts a splendid amount of architecture, dating back centuries and spanning a variety of cultures who once called this important town...