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The villages and cities in Spain are down right stunning with their vistas and details. I don’t know if it’s the same for you, but where I come from this is rarely the case. It’s great to think that buildings can be both functional AND beautiful.
I guess that’s why so many tourists descend on cities like Barcelona, Spain. Here buildings and sidewalks have elegant detail. Flowers and sun bursts carve into the stone leaving one marveling at the art married into purpose. A building is more than a house of endeavor it is gallery of refinement.
A fine example of this is the multiple works of Gaudi throughout the city. Whimsical structures that take you out of Barcelona and into your own imagination.
Pueblos Blanco, White Villages
Spain also has Pueblos Blancos, White Villages. You can find these in Andalusia, a southern area in Spain. They are perched high on hilltops and, as the name suggests, are primarily white.
We visited the White Village Casares during our time in Spain. Buildings are whitewashed with brown or red tiled roofs. Roads in the villages are narrow and climb the natural curve of the hill. This unlikely hiker’s bliss.
And then there is Ronda. Also a hilltop town in Andalusia, this one sits over a deep gorge. Below are fields as far as the eye can see and above the new bridge is over 200 years old.
I personally love Ronda with its churches, weathered streets and the oldest bull fighting ring in Spain. This town predates Christ and I find that absolutely fascinating.
Of course getting there is half the fun. Rent a car and scale the mountains, drive by fields of cows, and coast along the Mediterranean. The cities and villages of Spain are worth the visit.