Although September is, for many, the month of the post-holiday slump and the return to routine, we can keep its positive side. And it is that the good weather that is still with us makes it ideal to continue traveling and take a few weekend getaways. In addition, the prices and offers on these dates are much more competitive than those of previous months. This way we will better cope with the fact that we are at the furthest point in the calendar with respect to the next summer vacation. Here are some ideas.
Watchtowered on top of a plateau, which seems to be cut by a knife by the Guadalevín river gorge, is Ronda. A fantasy just 100 kilometers from Malaga and the third most visited city in Andalusia. It lacks neither beauty nor history to be. Celts, Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs and Christians have passed through there. Now only you are left because the place is wonderful for getaways.
Soho Boutique Palacio San Gabriel
Located on the Western Central Coast of Asturias, Cudillero is a picturesque fishing village declared a Historic-Artistic Site. And it is that, in its limits, the houses hang from the mountain wearing cheerful colors. In addition, in the municipality (which is homonymous) travelers can find an incredible landscape with unique beaches, green valleys, vertiginous cliffs, rivers, waterfalls and half a mountain with brañas vaqueiras (the place where the vaqueiros de alzada took their cattle to graze ).
Six nights at Hotel Isabel
About 45 kilometers from Madrid capital, with a density of about 5,000 inhabitants and easily accessible on foot, is the most beautiful town in Madrid and one of the most beautiful in Spain. This is Chinchon. Framed by vineyards and olive trees, in the Tajo-Jarama basin, brag about an iconic Plaza Mayor, good Castilian cuisine and an interesting calendar of festivities.
Ávila is a city that is a monument in itself thanks to its rich heritage. Not for nothing has its old town been declared a World Heritage Site. In addition, although a single day is enough to visit the most relevant, it is worth spending the night there to also enjoy its tranquility, without tourists. Therefore, it is perfect for a weekend getaway and for eat a good steak after having whetted your appetite strolling through its palaces and temples.
One night at Palacio de lso Velada
In Huesca, at an altitude of 660 meters on one of the mountains parallel to the Pyrenees, is the town of Alquézar which, if it were not enough to be perfectly integrated into an impressive limestone landscape Shaped by the Vero River (which has created an incredible canyon, impressive cliffs, rock art caves…), it is brimming with history. It is not surprising that its collegiate church was declared National Monument in 1931 and the medieval architecture and layout of its urban area is Artistic Historical Ensemble since 1982.
Hotel La Posada de Lalola
Santillana del Mar
Santillana del Mar is an essential appointment for the tourist who visits Cantabria since it is one of the towns of greatest historical-artistic value from Spain. It could be said that everything in it is a monument. Beginning with the Cueva de Altamira, described as the “Sistine Chapel” of cave art and which contains probably the most famous prehistoric paintings in the world. Although this town is much more.
Buitrago de Lozoya
Buitrago de Lozoya, which has one of the best preserved walls in Madrid. Declared an Asset of Cultural Interest and Historic-Artistic Site, the town is surrounded by the meander of the Lozoya River, although its main tourist attraction is that it preserves its old walled enclosure as it was built in the 11th century by the Muslims. It has a length of 800 meters and is divided into two parts: high wall and low wall.
In Las Merindades, the mountains to the north of Burgos become a paradise dreamed of by everyone who doesn’t know where to find it. Extensive landscapes where nature recreates itself in its own beauty and that preserve the charm of immense intact natural works. The landscapes of forests and rivers with crystal clear waters are mixed here with interesting Romanesque hermitages, slender towers and castles and other heritage treasures.
Benicàssim offers much more than its well-known and coveted beaches. The place has an important historical legacy that goes back centuries. Its varied architecture has examples of defensive constructions from the time of the corsairs, back in the 16th century, and buildings in the finest French style from the years of maximum splendor of modernism in the 19th century. All this washed down with the classic jovial atmosphere of the Mediterranean and a touch of a fishing village of yesteryear always looking out to sea.
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