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The most beautiful provinces of the bullfighting country: what to see in Spain

Albina PanchenkoNews
Little-known tourist destinations in Spain

Spain is a colorful land that attracts tourists with its culture, traditions and beautiful buildings. But modern trends are inexorable. Big cities are becoming more and more faceless, their original architecture lost among the latest buildings. But small Spanish settlements remain untouched. Here, at every turn, you can see what travelers in Barcelona or Madrid have been looking for for so long.

So which locations to visit - read below.

Olite

This province is famous for the castle of the same name. It is worth coming here at least to wander around the neighborhood and the halls of the citadel. This is a real pearl of the Middle Ages, which the Spaniards are incredibly proud of.

Traces of the Romans and Goths have been preserved in this complex. They left a legacy of fortress walls, which, fortunately, have survived to this day. It seems that each building has preserved the atmosphere of those times.

There is an incredibly beautiful Gothic church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, dating back to the 13th century. Not far from it stands an even older shrine - San Pedro. It was built in the Romanesque style. Unfortunately, it has not been preserved in its original form. Only the facade is identical, while the interior was changed during the restoration.

In addition to historical sights, tourists should visit the Navarre Wine Museum and walk to the Pitillas Lagoon, which is located near the village.

The most beautiful provinces of the bullfighting country: what to see in Spain

Ronda

The oldest town in Spain is located high in the mountains, on the edge of the deep El Tajo Gorge. Every corner here is shrouded in history because the first settlement in this area appeared in the times of the Celts. Even the famous Julius Caesar came here. The Greeks, Visigoths, and Romans also left their mark here. So architectural wonders await travelers at every turn.

We recommend visiting the Plaza de Toros. It was here that the famous Spanish bullfights took place. This arena is considered one of the largest in Spain: it can accommodate more than 6,000 spectators. By the way, the famous architect Martin de Aldeuela worked on the building, and designed another Ronda landmark, the New Bridge.

Not far from the city's central square, there is now a museum dedicated to two great bullfighting dynasties. It also houses a collection of antique firearms.

The most beautiful provinces of the bullfighting country: what to see in Spain

Valladolid

This is the former capital of the Castilian and Spanish monarchs. Nowadays, the most famous film festival in Europe, Seminci, is held here. However, it takes place in October, so you won't be able to see this event soon.

During a walk around the province, you should visit the main square of Plaza Mayor, see the city cathedral, visit the San Pablo Church, the Christopher Columbus Museum, and the Peñafiel Castle.

And don't forget to stop by the local market. Here you can feel all the flavor of the Spanish town.

The most beautiful provinces of the bullfighting country: what to see in Spain

Mijas

And it's worth visiting to take a ride in the local "taxi". Instead of yellow cars, the residents ride cute donkeys. By the way, the animals are not exploited here; on the contrary, they are treated as equals. This is noticeable to the naked eye. For example, if the gray donkey does not want to go further, the owners return the money to the travelers and go home to let the little carrier rest.

You can get around the town on foot, it's quite tiny, but there are plenty of attractions. Many observation decks in Michalis offer incredible views. You can also go to the Alcazaba fortress, the miniature gallery, and the Botanical Garden.

The most beautiful provinces of the bullfighting country: what to see in Spain

Santillana del Mar

Another medieval open-air museum. This village can easily compete with Olita. By the way, the last building here was erected in the early eighteenth century. It is considered the youngest. The oldest is the monastery of St. Juliana.

Old houses, family estates, small churches, and towers await tourists at every turn. You should visit the main square of Ramon Pelayo, the diocesan hall of Regina Coelho, and the Santillana del Mar Zoo.

The most beautiful provinces of the bullfighting country: what to see in Spain

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