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It's official, these are the most beautiful villages in Spain, says Los Pueblos mas Bonitos de Espana


Villages that kiss clouds on mountain tops, hamlets with wedding-white houses facing the sea, settlements where the streets are lined with millions of mosaic tiles – these are just a few of the calendar-worthy places you can find in the official list of Spain's most beautiful villages .

Compiled by Los Pueblos mas Bonitos de Espana – also known as the Association of the Most Beautiful Villages in Spain – the list now includes 94 settlements.

The entries are spread over the entire length and breadth of the country and include villages in the Canary and Balearic Islands.

The Union was founded in 2011 and has 40 strict criteria regarding the locations it will consider for inclusion in its list.

For example, the villages have to take care of the heritage and the green spaces to make the cut.

Here we present some of the most seductive sirens from the collection.

Castellar de la Frontera crowns a hill in the cork oak groves of the Los Alcornocales Natural Park in Cadiz. The village of whitewashed buildings is within the walls of a Moorish fortress. On clear days, the view extends over Gibraltar and the North African coast

El Castell de Guadalest is only 25 kilometers from Benidorm, but visually it is a world in itself. This Valencian village sways on one of the limestone cliffs of the Sierra d & # 39; Aitana and looks out over the blue-green waters of the Guadalest Reservoir. Though paved, the cobbled streets are lined with cafes and souvenir shops, and there are ruins of an 11th-century castle to explore

El Castell de Guadalest is only 25 kilometers from Benidorm, but visually it is a world in itself. This Valencian village sways on one of the limestone cliffs of the Sierra d & # 39; Aitana and looks out over the blue-green waters of the Guadalest Reservoir. Though paved, the cobbled streets are lined with cafes and souvenir shops, and there are ruins of an 11th-century castle to explore

Check out the historic nugget of Miranda del Castañar in the heart of the Sierra de Francia in the province of Salamanca, home to around 400 people - and Spain's oldest bullring. The atmosphere is very medieval. Google reviewer Andreas Serna announces that a visit there is "like a trip back in time". Click here to see fascinating YouTube drone footage

Check out the historic nugget of Miranda del Castañar in the heart of the Sierra de Francia in the province of Salamanca, home to around 400 people – and Spain's oldest bullring. The atmosphere is very medieval. Google reviewer Andreas Serna announces that a visit there is "like a trip back in time". Click here to see fascinating YouTube drone footage

It looks like the cliff that surrounds Setenil de las Bodegas has slowly seeped back into the settlement. However, the buildings of this village in Cadiz were deliberately built into the overhangs of the mountains. Visit one of the Abrigos Bajo Las Rocas – also known as rock shelter – for a cup of coffee or something stronger

The whitewashed buildings of Capileira hang on one of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalusia. At 1,436 meters above sea level, it is one of the highest villages in Spain, and clouds often cover the church tower

The whitewashed buildings of Capileira hang on one of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalusia. At 1,436 meters above sea level, it is one of the highest villages in Spain, and clouds often cover the church tower

Potes, which dates from the 9th century, stands at the confluence of the Deva and Quiviesa rivers in the middle of a valley in which grape, cherry and walnut trees grow. Some of the buildings have balconies and windows with wooden frames and look alpine. You can climb the village's six-story Infantado Tower to look out over the village's red-tiled roofs and the mountains in the distance

Potes, which dates from the 9th century, stands at the confluence of the Deva and Quiviesa rivers in the middle of a valley in which grape, cherry and walnut trees grow. Some of the buildings have balconies and windows with wooden frames and look alpine. You can climb the village's six-story Infantado Tower to look out over the village's red-tiled roofs and the mountains in the distance

Albarracín is a city of blushing buildings located in the limestone mountains of the Sierra de Albarracín, two hours' drive from Valencia. As an independent mini-state in the Middle Ages, it houses a cathedral from the 16th century, impressive outer walls and was declared a historical-artistic site in 1961. Unesco would like to make it a World Heritage Site

Albarracín is a city of blushing buildings located in the limestone mountains of the Sierra de Albarracín, two hours' drive from Valencia. As an independent mini-state in the Middle Ages, it houses a cathedral from the 16th century, impressive outer walls and was declared a historical-artistic site in 1961. Unesco would like to make it a World Heritage Site

The porcelain-white buildings of Mojacar climb the top of a steep hill on the southeast coast of Spain and overlook the Mediterranean Sea. The once Moorish city has its own symbol of good fortune, the Mojacar Man or Indalo, and all kinds of souvenirs associated with this figure can be bought in the city's souvenir shops

The porcelain-white buildings of Mojacar climb the top of a steep hill on the southeast coast of Spain and overlook the Mediterranean Sea. The once Moorish city has its own symbol of good fortune, the Mojacar Man or Indalo, and all kinds of souvenirs associated with this figure can be bought in the city's souvenir shops

Against the backdrop of the Pyrenees in northern Spain, Aínsa is a village of stone houses, cobblestones, cast-iron lanterns and balconies, which are illuminated with potted plants and hanging baskets. One of the highlights of a visit is the 11th-century Santa Maria Church, where you can sneak around the crypt and climb the bell tower

Against the backdrop of the Pyrenees in northern Spain, Aínsa is a village of stone houses, cobblestones, cast-iron lanterns and balconies, which are illuminated with potted plants and hanging baskets. One of the highlights of a visit is the 11th-century Santa Maria Church, where you can sneak around the crypt and climb the bell tower

The buildings of Vejer de la Frontera look like a drift of snow on the side of one of the Andalusian mountains, 50 kilometers from Cadiz. Climb the castle to enjoy the view of the surrounding orchards, orange groves and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance, go to the village churches and take a table at one of the tapas spots in the Plaza de España try the local sausage and cheese dishes

The buildings of Vejer de la Frontera look like a drift of snow on the side of one of the Andalusian mountains, 50 kilometers from Cadiz. Climb the castle to enjoy the view of the surrounding orchards, orange groves and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance, go to the village churches and take a table at one of the tapas spots in the Plaza de España try the local sausage and cheese dishes

There is a view of Middle-Earth Shire to Liérganes, half an hour's drive from Santander on the north coast of Spain. The Miera river ripples next to the village and is surrounded by green hills. There are a few churches here, and the main photo point is the moss-covered medieval bridge

There is a view of Middle-Earth Shire to Liérganes, half an hour's drive from Santander on the north coast of Spain. The Miera river ripples next to the village and is surrounded by green hills. There are a few churches here, and the main photo point is the moss-covered medieval bridge

Frigiliana is a village of white houses with a wedding cake and mosaic-lined streets. One of the main attractions of this place is the view over the Costa del Sol and the Mediterranean Sea. It is also popular with hikers as it is close to the huge canyons of Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama

Frigiliana is a village of white houses with a wedding cake and mosaic-lined streets. One of the main attractions of this place is the view over the Costa del Sol and the Mediterranean Sea. It is also popular with hikers as it is close to the huge canyons of Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama

Alcudia is located near the northeast coast of Mallorca and is surrounded by a medieval city wall. Inside, the streets are scribbled and the buildings are either made of bare brick or painted in canary yellow and terracotta. The focus is on the St. Jaume church from the 17th century

The salt-white houses of Zahara drift down the slope at the foot of a steep ledge with a Moorish castle above. Visitors can take the steep climb past cacti and wildflowers to the top of the castle, known as the Hommage Tower. Those who are not inclined to climb can frolic in the shops and cafes on the photogenic town square

The salt-white houses of Zahara drift down the slope at the foot of a steep ledge with a Moorish castle above. Visitors can take the steep climb past cacti and wildflowers to the top of the castle, known as the Hommage Tower. Those who are not inclined to climb can frolic in the shops and cafes on the photogenic town square

Alquézar in northern Spain is spoiled by a national park and there are vantage points and vantage points on almost all compass points of the village to the surrounding Sierra de Guara. The raised collegiate church was declared a national monument in 1931, says the Association of the Most Beautiful Villages

Alquézar in northern Spain is spoiled by a national park and there are vantage points and vantage points on almost all compass points of the village to the surrounding Sierra de Guara. The raised collegiate church was declared a national monument in 1931, says the Association of the Most Beautiful Villages

A massive castle from the 13th century stands above the mountain town of Morella in eastern Spain. One of the highlights of a visit here is walking to the castle and exploring the ruined city walls. Other sights include the aqueduct, the monastery of St. Francis and the Marienkirche

A massive castle from the 13th century stands above the mountain town of Morella in eastern Spain. One of the highlights of a visit here is walking to the castle and exploring the ruined city walls. Other sights include the aqueduct, the monastery of St. Francis and the Marienkirche

The village of Zuheros in the province of Cordoba consists of a castle on a cliff and whitewashed houses that run down the slope. It is also right on the edge of the Las Sierras Subbéticas Natural Park with its 320 square kilometers of rugged limestone cliffs, caves, streams and hiking trails

The village of Zuheros in the province of Cordoba consists of a castle on a cliff and whitewashed houses that run down the slope. It is also right on the edge of the Las Sierras Subbéticas Natural Park with its 320 square kilometers of rugged limestone cliffs, caves, streams and hiking trails

The white-walled houses of Llastres with a rusty roof are located on levels on a sloping hill with a view of the Bay of Biscay in northern Spain. There's a bell tower and church, and a handful of sea-view restaurants that sell locally-caught seafood

The white-walled houses of Llastres with a rusty roof are located on levels on a sloping hill with a view of the Bay of Biscay in northern Spain. There's a bell tower and church, and a handful of sea-view restaurants that sell locally-caught seafood

The honey-colored village of Ujue crowns a hill in northern Spain, an hour's drive from Pamplona. The highlights of a visit include a tour of the Romanesque-Gothic church, the view from the vantage point and dining in one of the restaurants with a mountain view

Betancuria appears like an illusion in the middle of a dry rock region in the west of Fuerteventura, the second largest Canary Island. Palm trees sprout from the ground and the houses are bright white. There is a 17th-century church and an archaeological museum that you can visit on a day tour of the island

Betancuria appears like an illusion in the middle of a dry rock region in the west of Fuerteventura, the second largest Canary Island. Palm trees sprout from the ground and the houses are bright white. There is a 17th-century church and an archaeological museum that you can visit on a day tour of the island

To the southwest of the city of Badajoz, near the border with Portugal, are whitewashed and fortified Olivenza - and their striking churches and castles. Its origins go back to the 12th century and it was actually Portuguese until 1801. To reinforce the intrigue, some of the older residents still speak the language

To the southwest of the city of Badajoz, near the border with Portugal, are whitewashed and fortified Olivenza – and their striking churches and castles. Its origins go back to the 12th century and it was actually Portuguese until 1801. To reinforce the intrigue, some of the older residents still speak the language

The imposing Romanesque bridge from the 13th century is one of the obvious attractions in the tiny Ponte Maceira in the province of A Coruna with only 60 inhabitants. If you dive deeper, you will have forgotten to discover amazing cheesecakes in the local restaurants and on the cobbled streets

The imposing Romanesque bridge from the 13th century is one of the obvious attractions in the tiny Ponte Maceira in the province of A Coruna with only 60 inhabitants. If you dive deeper, you will have forgotten to discover amazing cheesecakes in the local restaurants and on the cobbled streets

According to Lonely Planet, Pastrana in the Castile region is “not to be overlooked”. Why? "Winding cobbled streets flanked by honey-colored buildings", for starters. And then there are the "atmospheric bars with tables on the cobblestones". In addition to these plus points are handicraft shops and the Ducal Palace in Renaissance style, which has been a Spanish property of cultural interest since 1941

According to Lonely Planet, Pastrana in the Castile region is “not to be overlooked”. Why? "Winding cobbled streets flanked by honey-colored buildings", for starters. And then there are the "atmospheric bars with tables on the cobblestones". In addition to these plus points are handicraft shops and the Ducal Palace in Renaissance style, which has been a Spanish property of cultural interest since 1941

Maderuelo, north of Madrid in the province of Segovia, lines a hill over a reservoir. Only 149 people live here - and this drone material, together with the picture over the medieval streets and the church of Santa Maria, shows how lucky you are

Maderuelo, north of Madrid in the province of Segovia, lines a hill over a reservoir. Only 149 people live here – and this drone material, together with the picture over the medieval streets and the church of Santa Maria, shows how lucky you are

The delightful Boutique-y Vilafamés in the province of Castellon in eastern Spain is one of the best places in the country to just walk back and forth. Admire the surrounding landscape, stroll through the picturesque streets and admire the castle ruins from the 14th century

The delightful Boutique-y Vilafamés in the province of Castellon in eastern Spain is one of the best places in the country to just walk back and forth. Admire the surrounding landscape, stroll through the picturesque streets and admire the castle ruins from the 14th century

Thought Mallorca were all beaches and bars? Think again It is also home to the incredibly cute village of Fornalutx, which lies in the bosom of the Serra de Tramuntana

Thought Mallorca were all beaches and bars? Think again It is also home to the incredibly cute village of Fornalutx, which lies in the bosom of the Serra de Tramuntana

Cantavieja in the province of Teruel lies on a limestone slab at 1,300 meters and is remarkable to say the least. Do not miss the restored Templar castle

Cantavieja in the province of Teruel lies on a limestone slab at 1,300 meters and is remarkable to say the least. Do not miss the restored Templar castle

The 105 inhabitants of Anento in the province of Zaragoza keep their village well-tended and the association says that it is interesting to visit this charming hamlet in every season

The 105 inhabitants of Anento in the province of Zaragoza keep their village well-tended and the association says that it is interesting to visit this charming hamlet in every season

Monteagudo de las Vicarias stands on a plateau in the province of Soria in northern central Spain and amazes its 200 inhabitants and visitors with an enticing mix of medieval streets and Romanesque architecture

Monteagudo de las Vicarias stands on a plateau in the province of Soria in northern central Spain and amazes its 200 inhabitants and visitors with an enticing mix of medieval streets and Romanesque architecture

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