Playa Blanca is an attractive resort on the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.
Puerto del Carmen is the most popular resort ofn the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.
Salou is one of the main resorts on Spain's popular Costa Dorado coast. It is in the Tarragona province in the Catalonia region of Spain.
Cardona and its medieval castle sits halfway between Barcelona and Andorra in the Catalonia region of Spain.
Alcala de Henares is a city in the Madrid Province region of Spain. It is about 30 km from Madrid.
Alcala de Henares is a modern industrial city but it has an attractive medieval centre and a place in history as the first city to be built as the seat of a university. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Denia is in the province of Alicante in the Valencia and Murcia region of Spain.
Denia is a thriving port as well as a holiday town. Ferries travel from here to Ibiza, Majorca and Minorca and Denia also has a large fishing fleet.
Besalu is in the province of Girona in the Catalonia region of Spain.
Besalu is a wonderful medieval town, considered to be one of the most beautiful towns in Spain.
Deia sits on the coast in the north of Mallorca (Majorca) in the Balearic Islands.
Deia is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.
Llanes is a coastal town in the province of Asturias in the region of Asturias and Cantabria.
Llanes is considered to be one of the most beautiful towns in Spain.
Alto Campoo is in the province of Cantabria in the Asturias and Cantabria region of Spain.
Alto Campoo is a lovely ski resort in the Cantabrian mountains.
Aviles has a charming medieval centre that is well worth visiting.
Castro Urdiales is in the province of Cantabria in the Asturias and Cantabria region of Spain.
Castro Urdiales is a popular seaside resort on the Bay of Biscay 29km from Bilbao.
Laredo is in the province of Cantabria in the Asturias and Cantabria region of Spain.
Laredo is one of Cantabria's most popular beach resorts.
Luarca is in the province of Asturias in the Asturias and Cantabria region of Spain.
Luarca is one of the most attractive towns in Asturias and Cantabria, indeed its harbour is one of the lovliest in Spain.
Oviedo is in the capital of the province of Asturias in the Asturias and Cantabria region of Spain.
Oviedo is an attractive university city with a historic old quarter.
Potes is in the province of Cantabria in the Asturias and Cantabria region of Spain.
Potes is a small town in the heart of the Picos de Europa.
Puente Viesgo is in the province of Cantabria in the Asturias and Cantabria region of Spain.
Puente Viesgo is home to some fantastic caves and is a popular spa.
Santona is is in the province of Cantabria in the region of Asturias and Cantabria.
Santona is a small resort and fishing town.
Puerto del Rosario is the capital of the island of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands.
Roses is one of the main resorts on Spain's popular Costa Brava in the Catalonia region of Spain. It has a Citadel with Greek, Roman and Medieval remains.
Montblanc is a medieval walled town in the Catalonia region. It is in the province of Tarragona.
Trujillo is in the province of Caceres in the Extremedura region of Spain.
Trujillo is Extramadura's most beautiful town, when its main square is floodlit at night it is one of the most beautiful in Spain. Trujillo has some fine medieval buildings but it is the architecture of the 15th and 16th century that is particularly impressive. At this time many Conquistadors built beautiful mansions and palaces in Trujillo. Many of these have been influenced by their owners travels in the Americas.
Sitges is in the province of Barcelona in the Catalonia region of Spain.
Sitges is the best of the resorts on the coast south of Barcelona. It has a long sandy beach replete with palm trees, some excellent Modernist architecture, a thriving nightlife, and an overall attractiveness which has attracted various notable artists. Sitges is very popular with the city dwellers of Barcelona and has become a popular, though pricey resort. It is also very popular as a gay resort.
Santiago de Compostela is in the province of A Coruna and is the capital of the Galicia region of Spain.
Santiago de Compostela is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. It is also the final destination for one of the most famous and most popular pilgrimage's in the world, the Camino de Compostela. There are various routes which lead to Santiago de Compostella and its fabulous St James Cathedral. The main route is from St Jean Pied de Port in France.
Plasencia is in the Caceres province in the Extremadura region of Spain.
Plasencia is an ancient city which sits in a loop of the Rio Jerte. It is surrounded by medieval walls. These were built in 1198 and incorporated seventy towers and eight gates as well as an Alcazar. Most, though not the Alcazar, remain however a lot of the walls have been used as the back walls of houses and so much is hard to see.
Peratallada is in the province of Girona in the Catalonia region of Spain.
This lovely village is carved of stone from the moat which surrounds Peratallada. Indeed its name means 'carved stone'. Defensive walls surround parts of the village and there is also a stone castle. It was one of the best fortified medieval villages in Spain.
Nowadays it is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. It has a maze of narrow streets and sunny squares, various towers punctuate the skyline and an 11 - 14 th century palace.
Pedraza de la Sierra is in the province of Segovia in the Castile and Leon region of Spain.
Pedraza is a beautiful medieval town, indeed it is said to be one of the most beautiful small towns in Spain. Surrounded by a fortified wall it is a pleasure to wander through the medieval streets and squares. It is perched upon a hill and has a castle perched on a rocky outcrop next to the town.
Merida is the capital of the province of Merida in the Extremadura region of Spain.
Merida was once the largest Roman town in Iberia. There are an amazing number of Roman sights to be seen, indeed, more than anywhere else in Spain. The archealogical ensemble in Merida is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
La Alberca is in the province of Salamanca in the Castile and Leon region of Spain.
La Alberca is one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. Its buildings are lovely half-timber houses and in the summer they are hung with vibrant displays of geraniums and summer flowers. The main square, the Plaza Mayor, is surrounded by these lovely buildings with their columned arcades offering shelter from the bright sunshine.
La Alberca was the first village in Spain to be given National Historic Monument Status.
Guadalupe is in the province of Caceres in the Extremadura region of Spain.
Guadalupe village has grown up around the fabulous Monastery of Guadalupe which is one of Spain's most popular tourist attractions. In 1325 a farmer found a statue of the Virgin Mary buried in his field. The statue was rumoured to have been carved by St Luke and visitors came flocking from far and wide to see it and a shrine built to house it. The monastery grew in splendour and has towers and turrets and is a beautiful building. The Monastery of Guadalupe is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Figueres is in the province of Girona in the Catalonia region of Spain.
Figueres is a pleasant town with an attractive centre, a large castle and a café-lined 'rambla'. However it is for the Salvador Dali museum that large numbers of visitors come each year. Indeed, the Salvador Dali Museum (Teatre-Museu Dali) is the most visited museum in Spain after the Prado in Madrid and the Guggenheim in Bilbao.
Ciudad Rodrigo has splendid twelfth and seventeenth century walls, streets of Renaissance mansions, a castle which was the first historic building to be turned into a parador, and a beautiful Plaza Mayor. Its buildings are in a lovely golden stone and the town is perfect for a leisurely stroll, well worth the detour from Salamanca.
Ciudad Rodrigo is close to the border with Portugal - hence its fortifications - the fortified walls and castle.
Caceres is an amazing city. It has Roman, Moorish and conquistador architecture, is surrounded by medieval walls, has numerous palaces replete with stork-topped watchtowers and managed to avoid the wars and so remains amazingly intact. It was the first city in Spain to become a listed UNESCO World Heritage site.
Caceres is also a lively university town and hosts an annual WOMAD (world music) festival.