If you are bored with traveling to popular foreign tourist destinations, then it’s time to change your approach to relaxation. Do you love Spain? Get to know it from the other side by going on little-known routes not listed in tourist guides. We invite you to get acquainted with five “untouched” Spanish cities, whose streets are not crowded with crowds of travelers from different countries. We used to associate this country with luxurious beaches, flamenco dancers, bullfighting and local cuisine. But Spain is much more than colorful costumes, surf and delicacies. Stepping beyond the cliches, you will find a different Spain you didn’t know existed, and you’ll have an unforgettable experience.
Given the rich past of Spain, it is not surprising that any city here can become a cultural and historical discovery for the traveler. In any part of the country there are ancient cathedrals, castles, old houses and ruins. The small town of Shirauki is no exception. Look at it from the top of the hill overlooking the city. Admire medieval houses and rugged roads from the time of the Inquisition. Feel the amazing aura of this place.
The name of this charming coastline comes from the Latin word Finisterrae, which means “end of the earth”. Do you want to visit Karaya of the Earth? Welcome to Finisterre, where the perfect seaside holiday awaits you. There is no shortage of picturesque landscapes, ancient harbors, fishing villages and narrow medieval streets. Impressions will last a long time.
Sarria is a city divided into two parts: modern, where the main part of the local population lives, and ancient, untouched for centuries. Almost nothing has changed here in the intervening centuries; you can study the history of the region by looking at houses and stones. For example, the ruins of the castle of Fortaleza de Sarria, or the church of Iglesia del Salvador date back to the 13th century. Having walked enough in the historical part of the city, you can taste traditional Spanish cuisine in one of the restaurants of Sarria.
In this area you will find stunning landscapes that will leave the artist’s canvas. Located on the coast of Galicia, Noia combines past and present, medieval history with modern Galician culture. The unhurried pace of local life makes you forget that there are other cities, with their nightclubs open from dusk to dawn. Here you will watch the sunset, stunning in its beauty, enjoy traditional cuisine that can only be tasted in this region.
A small town – the same age as the Roman Empire – will be remembered for its bright and complex architecture. The Bishop’s Palace, located on Cathedral Square, was designed by the famous architect Antonio Gaudi. In the old days, Astorga played an important role in trade, due to its geographical position, it was a transit point on commercial routes. The city is surrounded by Roman walls, intact to this day. Believe me, at least once it is worth deviating from the beaten tourist paths in order to find real “diamonds” in the outback of the country!