There is something exciting about exploring the back streets and alleyways of a beautiful Spanish town or city, streets and pathways are where you will find the every day normal life of the locals going about their daily business, they are the beating heart of every urban area and say a lot about the people who live around them.
The streets in Spain reflect the architecture, culture and atmosphere of the area where each one is found.
Villajoyosa – Alicante
This street can be found in the historic town of Villajoyosa in the province of Alicante in South East Spain. Located just down the road from the bustling beaches of Benidorm, Villajoyosa is a a fishing village with lots of character and a real hidden gem. With lost of gnarled backstreets and alleyways to explore you will not be disappointed in exploring the hidden streets of this charming coastal town.
Aguimes – Gran Canaria
Aguimes is a charming town located on the Eastern side of the Island of Gran Canaria. You will enjoy strolling around the historic centre and these typical streets where the homes are made using local rock. Check out the Parish of San Sebastian, a large stone building in the style of a cathedral and one of the best examples of neoclassical architecture on the Canary Islands.
Tarragona – Catalonia
If you are a fan of Catalonia in north west Spain then a visit to Tarragona is a must. This is a beautiful city located around an hours train ride from the Barcelona and just 10 minutes from Reus airport. Tarragona was once the capital of the Roman empire in Spain so there are plenty of historic sites to explore and mull over as you stroll around the charming streets of the city. Top attractions include the amphitheatre with its amazing views over the city. Tarragona is noted for its history, amazing beaches and the abundance of delicious fine wine and gastronomic delights.
No respectable guide about finding the perfect city stroll would be complete without mentioning the beautiful city of San Sebastian. Located in the stunning Basque region of northern Spain, this is must place to visit for any city street loving person. There is so much to see and do in San Sebastian you it will keep you occupied for weeks. Stunning beaches, amazing gastronomy, unique tapas and the plethora or historic sites are among the most popular attractions.
Pamplona is an historic city located ion the Basque region of northern Spain and along with San Sebastian is one of the main reasons why everyone should visit this charming area of Spain at least once. Pamplona is home to one of the most famous festivals in the world, the San Fermines bull running festival is held in June each year and fillss the town with visitors from all over the world looking for the ultimate adrenaline rush.
Marbella – Andalucia
Mallorca is the largest and most visited destination within the Balearic chain of islands. Most people wil stay around the coastal beach resorts during their stay on this special of Mediterranean islands, however just a few miles away from the busy costas you will find lots of quaint villages well worth exploring.
The amazing city of Granada is located in the heart of Andalucia and is arguably the best city to visit in this remarkable region of Spain. Home to the Alhambra Palace and the Sierra Nevada Mountain range and ski resort , Granada really does offer so much to visitors. Strolling around the historic streets, avenidas and alleyways of Granada is a real treat with so many areas to discover. Top places to explore on foot include the old gypsy quarter at Sacramonte, Albaicin and the vibrant old streets around Granada Cathedral, which is where you will find some of the best tapas in Andalucia.
Cordoba is another must visit historic city located in central Andalucia in Southern Spain. This city like no other is the testament to three great cultures which are evident all around the city. Cordoba was the former capital of Moorish Spain, who began the construction of Cordoba’s Great Mosque, La Mezquita, as an alternative to Mecca. A stroll around the old quarter will reveal so many of the historic treasures including the Great Mosque, the Jewish Synagogue and the Roman Ruins. Foodies will not be disappointing as there are numerous small family run tapas bars scattered all around the city where you can enjoy local delicacies such as black foot ham, oxtail, Anchovies in vinegar sauce or the sweet and salty fried aubergine and honey sauce.
Combarro – Galicia
Galicia is a stunningly beautiful region in North West Spain and well worth visiting anytime of the year. Galicia is full of charming villages which are reminiscent of Ireland with old stone buildings surrounded by lush green vegetation. Combarro is located on the western coastline coast within the Pontevedra Estuary. There are plenty of old streets to explore with a number of inviting bars and cafeterias along the way.
Gothic Quarter Barcelona
Barcelona is visited by millions each year and its easy to see why once your there. The city offers just about everything a curious traveller can ask for from historic sites to great restaurants and shops. If you have never visited Barcelona before then the Gothic Quarter is a great place to start discovering this special Catatonian city.
Aviles – Asturias
Asturias is one of the most picturesque regions of Spain with its large area of green fields, pretty towns and villages and charming properties. Asturias offers visitors a selection of national parks, an amazing coastline with some of the best beaches in Spain. Top cities to find those perfect backstreets include the old quarters of Ovieda and Gijon, Aviles, Canga de Onis and Langrejo.
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