Los pueblos más bonitos de España - The most beautiful villages in Spain

spanish culture Feb 04, 2021

Have you got a favourite place in Spain? Perhaps it’s a city, a town or a tiny village in the middle of nowhere. Maybe it’s that beautiful coastal town, a mountain retreat or a medieval pueblo where you love having a drink and some tapas in a plaza or getting lost in its narrow and cobbled streets.

One of the things that really fascinates us about Spain is its diversity considering that it’s not a big country (for world standards). From North to South, East to West you can find huge differences in landscape, climate, gastronomy, people, architecture, customs and language! 

Each region has plenty of unique character and endless opportunities to explore.

And away from big popular and well-known cities, there are plenty of little gems for a day out or a short stay. From stunning white-washed pueblos in the South, traditional medieval towns in the centre to picture perfect fishing and mountain villages in the North.

In all honesty, we couldn’t choose just one! 

So, we’re bringing you 2 of our favourite places that we are really looking forward to going back to in the hopefully near future.


This incredibly charming village is only 5-10 minutes inland from Nerja (in the Málaga province). The houses are nestled within the hills and retain much of their original features and cultural heritage. It has a really peaceful atmosphere and plenty of artisan shops with local products. Frigiliana can be visited in a few hours and our favourite time to visit is spring.


Begur is a pretty medieval village with cobbled streets sitting at the bottom of a castle which offers spectacular views of the area. It is approximately 45 minutes from Girona on the Costa Brava, around 1.5Km inland from the nearest beaches and glorious coves. It's an easy day trip or a perfect weekend away from Barcelona. We love spending a week or two there in the summer holidays!

In a 2018 survey from the national El País newspaper, Spaniards voted for “the most beautiful villages” in Spain:


And recently, Lonely Planet has also published an article about the 15 new destinations that were added to Spain’s “most beautiful villages” list in 2020:


Do you know any of them? Have you got a personal favourite? Hit reply and share your story, I’d love to hear from you :)


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