Spain is a country that receives a lot of tourism every year, and this is because it has beautiful cities, a lot of cultures, history, and, above all, fun.
There are options for all tastes; there are many places to visit within the 17 autonomous communities in the country. Of course, everyone is already aware of the most famous cities, such as Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, or any of the many towns with beautiful beaches on the shores of the Mediterranean. They are the most popular places, the ones that receive millions of tourists every year, the ones chosen by international students to take a Spanish course, the ones with the most significant cultural diversity and many other attributes. However, Spain is much bigger, and there is much more to see and do.
Spain is not only Barcelona, Ibiza, and Madrid; there are hundreds of beautiful places for tourism. In this article, we will tell you which are the best little-known destinations in the country that are worth visiting.
We are talking about more mysterious places where you will not have to deal with thousands of people walking through the streets or taking pictures in front of a monument. Businesses that do not receive so much tourism go unnoticed, some so hidden that you probably did not even know they existed, but that are equally or more beautiful than any of the cities we have already mentioned.
Some places we will mention are cities with a lot of history or areas with beautiful beaches and coves similar to those of the Caribbean; they are varied and different destinations.
While it is true that you have to visit Spain's most outstanding attractions once in your life (such as Park Güell or La Sagrada Familia), we assure you that these destinations we will mention below will not disappoint you. So, if you plan your next vacation, consider the following places.
Even if you are a Spanish resident or living in the country because you are taking a Spanish class Barcelona, you may have never been to many of the places listed in this article. If that's the case, we recommend you make a trip as soon as you have some time available!
Okay, enough beating around the bush; let's see what these beautiful destinations to visit are.
Carmona - Seville
Carmona is one of the most beautiful cities in the province of Seville and one of the oldest cities on the European continent. It has more than 5 thousand years of history, which is really amazing; and it can be noticed in several of its ancient buildings.
There you can visit its Alcazar de Puerta de Sevilla, which dates back to the 14th century—converted into a Parador built over a Roman gate. But this is not the only remnant of the time of the conquest of the Empire that prevails; there are still several; there is a cemetery, another door, and a pool, among others.
You can also visit its churches, which have several Arab heritage, such as the Church of Santa Maria or the Church of Bartholomew.
Sierra Calderon - Velencia and Castellón
Right between Valencia and Castellón is the Natural Park of the Serra Calderona, which has more than 18 thousand hectares and has impressive landscapes.
Come and discover the numerous hiking trails that extend throughout the park. Its particular climate gives us landscapes full of valleys where farming, mining, and grazing activities are carried out.
A dreamland is full of various types of trees, such as cork oaks, rockroses, honeysuckles, strawberry trees, willows, poplars, and oaks, which serve as home to a variety of animals, such as hawks, nightjars, ocellated lizards, wild boars, foxes, wildcats, and many others.
If you love nature, you can't miss this place that looks like something out of a fairy tale.
Pastrana - Guadalajara
Pastrana is located south of Guadalajara, next to the Arlés river. It is a small village with narrow cobblestone streets that you should walk through on foot. You can visit the Ducal Palace, which merges the Renaissance style with Mannerism. You can also visit the collegiate church dating from the fourteenth century, which houses an incredible collection of Gothic tapestries that belonged to Alfonso V of Portugal.
Calblanque - Murcia
One of the many treasures the Mediterranean gives us is the Regional Park of Calblanque. Located near Cape Palos and La Manga, the park merges lush pine forests with slate slopes and paradisiacal beaches. A little-traveled territory allows you to go into the wild and see different animals, such as rabbits, foxes, and fish, while you dip in its crystal-clear waters.
Guara - Huesca
If you enjoy hiking, the Parque de la Sierra y Cañones de Guara is the ideal place for you. It is a gigantic natural space with more than 70 canyons, and if you are not one of those people who enjoy hiking, we still recommend you visit this place because the view and the landscapes are worth it!
You will be able to walk the trails and be enchanted by the gorges. Discover caves and grottos, and be dazzled by the waterfalls hidden throughout the park and over which fly birds like the golden eagle, the bearded vulture, or the peregrine falcon. A whole natural experience!
Cofete - Fuerteventura
One of the most famous virgin beaches of the Canary Islands is located here, but it is not very crowded. Why? It happens that the accessible entrance is a challenging route of 20 km (between Morro Jable, the closest town to Cofete, and Cofete); therefore, you have to go very slowly. It is not impossible to do, but it takes an hour and a half to cover those 20 km.
However, the long and tedious journey is worth it as it allows you to reach a beach with a wild landscape, white sand, and crystal clear waters.