Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Will July 23 Become England's Independence Day?
  2. 2 European Championship
  3. 3 1 week in Malaga
  4. 4 Cancelling apartment in PARIS
  5. 5 Proper attire for a 17 year old boy traveling to Europe
  6. 6 Travel Pass Suggestion
  7. 7 Honeymoon hotel in Montreux/Vevey
  8. 8 Bus from montalcino to Firenze
  9. 9 Where should I go in Spain for 2 weeks? Add Lisbon?
  10. 10 Trip Report Long Train Runnin' through the Alps (Switzerland 2016)
  11. 11 Car Rental in Italy: Insurance Needed/Suggested
  12. 12 Berlin / Cologne / Rothenburg / Neuschwanstein
  13. 13 Ireland ToDo
  14. 14 Norway Itinerary
  15. 15 Trip Report Two weeks in Athens and Cyclades
  16. 16 Daytrips/Excursions from Frankfurt
  17. 17 Amsterdam Hotel
  18. 18 Trip Report Elbe Bike Trip 2 with a nasty end
  19. 19 Trip Report London - Lakes - Hadrian - Traquair and more...
  20. 20 Swiss travel pass/ Glacier express
  21. 21 italy in ll days and what to see
  22. 22 PARIS. GTG-------Sept.14, 2016, anyone interested?
  23. 23 Rome> Salerno>Positano ??
  24. 24 Amsterdam vs. France
  25. 25 Hamman Baths Granada
View next 25 » Back to the top

Those Places (Most of) You May Be Missing in Spain

Jump to last reply

I´ve been contributing in Fodor´s for about 10 years now, starting in quite an amateur way and having become a guide, I´ve been closely following posts about Spain. I understand that the standard is going to a country and visit the most visited places (well, there´s normally a reason why those places are so crowded). In Spain, a huge number of posts ask about Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Seville, a few about the North (San Sebastian) and little else. A first comer, obviously, wants to see those places. But what about the places that, if time and money allow, are extraordinary and go unvisited?

Here´s a small list of some places (I´ll start with province capitals, then to smaller places in future posts) that I love as a local:

- Burgos, in Castilla y León, its magnificent Gothic Cathedral and Atapuerca prehistoric site, one of the most important in the world. The old town, the bars and the Human Evolution museum.
- Oviedo, in Asturias, and its cider houses and cider culture, the prerromanic churches of San Miguel de Lillo and Santa María del Naranco, the Jurassic museum in front of the sea, the mining regions
- Vitoria, capital of the Basque Country, with the restoration of the ancient cathedral of Santa María and its incredible Old Town, a jewish quarter in the old times. Europe´s Green Capital and Gastronomy Capital in 2014.
- Jaén, in Andalucía, unspoilt city with an incredible cathedral and close to Úbeda and Baena, two hidden jewels in the Andalucian mountains.
- Cáceres, in Extremadura, a beautiful Old Quarter, full of churches, a jewish quarter and a great Parador. A must see.

5 on this post, more to go if interested.

Saludos,

Mikel

37 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement