Creating Europe POIs and Displaying All Info Bubbles in Microsoft AutoRoute
We are leaving for 4 months in Europe in 2 weeks time. We will fly to Paris and pick up a leased Renault Clio Estate (station wagon) and head south.

We are going to spend a lot of time in Spain and Portugal. Then we will drive along the Riviera in France and down the east coast of Italy. We will take the ferry from Brindisi on the heel of the Italian boot to Igoumenitsa in Greece and drive around the Greek coast to Turkey. We will visit the interior of Turkey, especially Ankara, which we didn't get to see much of 2 years ago when we followed the Med and Black Sea coasts. We will return to Paris via Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Austria and Germany.

If Greece gets "difficult" we could travel down the Dalmatian coast in former Yugoslavia. We did that last year but it wouldn't be too much of a hardship to do it again. Then we would go into Bulgaria and cross directly to Turkey.

The reason for the west/east split is because as Australians (ditto Americans and Canadians I believe) we can only stay in the Schengen Area (the European passport free travel zone) for 90 days in 180 days. As we have the car for 122 days we have to leave Schengen for 32 days. The countries outside Schengen where the car is insured are the former Yugoslav republics, Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania as well as UK and Ireland.

Schengen Area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hmm. I have just read the above website and for Bulgaria and Romania it says:

Prospective implementation date: March 2012 for air and sea borders / July 2012 for land borders

I knew about the latter date but not the former. We will be using a land border but I wonder if they're still outside Schengen for our purposes after March 2012?

Maybe we'll go to the UK, especially northern Scotland, for a month!

Next year we'll have to get a Peugeot as they can be taken to a lot more countries outside Schengen including Morocco and Russia:

Peugeot OpenEurope Locations - globalCARS

If you're interested in getting a car in Europe you'll be able to find the equivalent sites for your country to the ones I've listed below. Just search for europe lease renault or peugeot.

Where You Can Drive

Peugeot Open Europe - Tax Free Car Leasing in Europe - globalCARS

The reason I love leasing cars in Europe is because they are fully insured with no excess and no exclusions for overhead, underbody and glass damage and because they are tax free they are very inexpensive. Ours will cost about AUD35/day.


I haven't been able to find POI files for Spain and Portugal so I have created my own.

I searched for beautiful villages, churches, cathedrals, scenic drives, lookouts, panoramas and so on.

I copy and pasted any interesting items into Excel using Edit , paste spEcial, Text to only insert unformatted text.

Sometimes they were in point form that didn't require too much processing.
When they were sentences I extracted the place name, province (if avail) and description into separate cells.

I concatenated the place name (column A) and province (column B) into a single cell using:

=A1&", "&B1

I copy and pasted the results into the following web site to get the lat/lons:

Batch Conversions of Address to Latitude/Longitude in One Step (Forward Geocoding)

I copy and pasted the lat/lons back into Excel (into column D) and then concatenated them with the location, province and description (column C).

=D1&", "&""""&"[BV] "&A1&", "&B1&""""&", "&""""&C1&""""

The real trick is to know that you have to use 4 quotes to get a single quote.

This gives:

12.34,56.78, "[BV] Location, Province", "Description"


BV = Beautiful Village
BCh = Beautiful Church or cathedral
BCs = Beautiful Castle
SD = Scenic Drive
PL = Panorama or Lookout

I copy and pasted this column into Notepad and saved as a .CSV file.

Then in AutoRoute I used Data, import data wizard to create POIs with Location and Province on the header of the info bubble and the Description in the body.

When I am planning my route for each day I would like to be able to see all the info bubbles so I can decide whether a place is worth detouring to, to visit.

My question, is it possible to turn on, and off, all info bubbles in a selected area or if that isn't possible, all info bubbles in a dataset?

I just got a "surprise" when I clicked Open on the Data set properties dialog box; it opened the original .CSV file.

If anyone would like a copy of the POI files I have created give me your email address via a personal message and I will send them to you.
A couple of extra tips for using Excel to create POI files.

If the data is in the following format in A1:

Location - Description

You can use in B1

=find(" - ",A1)

to give you the starting position of the find string.

Then use in C1:


to extract Location.

Use in D1:


to extract Description.

If the text has leading or trailing spaces or double spaces in the middle use:


to remove unwanted spaces.


Now for another question.

I have created a CSV for the Route of the White Villages.

Far away from the big cities this travel route permits visits to small and medium sized villages in the provinces of Málaga and Cádiz with a special emphasis on landscape and nature attractions.

There is not just one "White Villages" route, but many other possibilities. We support a longer tour, which can be split up into smaller sections.

Itinerary through the mountainous regions Sierra de Grazalema, Serranía de Ronda and Los Alcornocales. Can be easily combined with visits to Cádiz, Sevilla and Málaga or with beach holidays on the Costa de la Luz or the Costa del Sol. Possible excursions to the Nature Site El Torcal (Antequera) or to the rock of Gibraltar.

The white villages owe their name to the way their residents often scatter lime on the walls of their houses. These seem to be inserted like bird nests into the mountains and are usually adorned by a castle. Red tile roofs and narrow streets complete the appearance of a typical "pueblo blanco".

36.75157, -5.811574, "[SD] Arcos de la Frontera", "Situated on a mountain range 160 meters high above the Guadalete river. One of the most beautiful villages of Andalusia."
36.873955, -5.804739, "[SD] Espera", "very old settlement with an Arab castle and the Santa María de Gracia Church."
36.815605, -5.745409, "[SD] Bornos", "Castle del Fontanal, Fortified castle de los Rivera; Santo Domingo de Guzmán church; Convent of Corpus Christi."
36.86042, -5.644164, "[SD] Villamartín", "Agriculture village. Churches: San Francisco, de las Angustias and de las Virtudes; Noble mansion de los Topete; On the way to Prado del Rey: Ruins of Parajete."
36.789415, -5.555709, "[SD] Prado del Rey", "Nuestra Señora del Carmen church; 2,5 miles away: Roman ruins "Iptuci"."
36.758191, -5.508923, "[SD] El Bosque", "Entrance to the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, situated in a beautiful landscape. Santa María de Guadalupe Church Excursion to Benamahoma (4 miles): groves of Spanish fir."
36.677661, -5.44757, "[SD] Ubrique", "Phoenician foundation. Churches: San Antonio, San Pedro, Nuestra Señora de la O; Monastery de Capuchinos (Franciscan monks)."
36.70114, -5.422524, "[SD] Benaocaz", "Baroque town hall, Renaissance church."
36.696079, -5.383972, "[SD] Villalengua del Rosario", "San Miguel church, bullring built in the mountain rocks."
36.759455, -5.366894, "[SD] Grazalema", "Centre of the Natural Park. Nuestra Señora de la Aurora church; Textile museum Artesanía Textil."
36.606096, -5.289973, "[SD] Zahara de la Sierra", "Moorish foundation, located on a mountainside. Remains of an ancient castle, Santa María de la Mesa church."
36.88088, -5.405064, "[SD] Algodonales", "Olive groves and fields of vegetables close to the Sierra de Líjar. Baroque church of Santa Ana with a tower and its door called puerta del Perdón."
36.935995, -5.255654, "[SD] Olvera", "well conserved Arab fortress in between wooded hills; Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación church."
36.862618, -5.175909, "[SD] Setenil de las Bodegas", "Cave houses inside the rocks overhead the river. Fortified castle; Gothic church de la Encarnación."
36.741795, -5.166279, "[SD] Ronda", "Jewel of Andalusia and main town of the Serranía de Ronda Region. Invites a longer stay."
36.71969, -5.253849, "[SD] Benaoján", "of main interests are the nearby caves "Cueva de la Pileta" and "Cueva del Gato" with pictorial records of its residents (Paleolithic)."
36.738937, -5.248898, "[SD] Montejaque", "the Guadares river disappears in the "El Hundidero" cave to appear again in the "Cueva del Gato" cave."
36.649795, -5.275229, "[SD] Jimena de Libar", "Roman-Moorish castle."
36.64139, -5.24411, "[SD] Atajate", "very old settlement from the pre-historic epoch. Moorish tower"
36.60752, -5.269764, "[SD] Benadalid", "has the oldest fortress of the region"
36.574771, -5.275788, "[SD] Algatocín", "Roman ruins"
36.51993, -5.324864, "[SD] Gaucín", "Good view point; Remains of a fort; Renaissance church; convent church in Baroque style; In the surroundings: "Cueva del Órgano"."
36.44724, -5.273002, "[SD] Casares", "founded by the Romans in the time of Julius Caesar. Centre of the village in Moorish style. Ruins of an Moorish castle; churches: de la Encarnación and San Sebastián; archaeological excavations."
36.432605, -5.448199, "[SD] Jimena de la Frontera", "situated in the beautiful los Alcornocales Natural Park underneath the ancient castle. Restored Gothic church la Misericordia; Pilgrimage church Reina de los Ángeles. Nearby: "La Laja Alta" cave"
36.28627, -5.415109, "[SD] Castellar de la Frontera", "Moorish fortress village from the 13th century. From here you can see Africa."
Is there any easy way to turn this into a route without having to select the first and last points as Start and Stop and then clicking on each of the 23 intermediate points and pressing Selection key (the key between the Windows flag key and the CTRL key on the RHS of keyboard), Route, aDd?
Andrew, there are usually more than one way to work with data in Excel. I do not know which version you are using but in Office 2010, there is an easier (to me at least) to prep CSV text to import into AR as pushpins.

On your data, I used the "Text to columns" function under the "Data" tab. In the wizard for that I selected Space and Comma as delimiters. Unfortunately, the commas survive this process so they have to be removed. To do this, I added a column for the latitudes and put the function "=left(B2,8), where B2 is the cell where the data is, and copied down. Then, I did the same for the longitude. When I imported the file, I made sure to select the correct respective columns.

With respect to your question of converting these to a route, why not use the "Add pushpins as stops" feature in the "Legend and overview" panel? Select the pushpin set you just created, right-click it and select from context menu. Each route needs a Start and an End so make those as you please. Before calculating the route, you might want to Optimize the stops.

For instance, see the image attached.
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P. S. I just thought of an even easier way.

Those commas clutter-up the spreadsheet so eliminate them (they are not necessary for converting the CSV file to a route). So, before converting the text to columns, I did a Find and replace and replaced all the commas with just a space.

This creates a cleaner set of pushpins, too, without the superflous commas.

BTW, don't bypass Arcos de la Frontera which is in this region. I have driven part of this route and it is very pretty.
See image with pushpin flags shown.
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We leave for Europe on Saturday so I've been making a push to get all the Points of Interest (POIs) for France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Portugal finished.

We found a lot of web sites with lists of beautiful villages with no description of why they were beautiful.

Christine, with a small number done by me, has researched each town in Spain and most of Portugal without a description and created descriptions for them.

We haven't had time to do them for France, Italy and Germany.

I thought I had completed them nearly 2 weeks ago but when I sorted by lat/lon I found that the web site I used to lookup lat/lons had generated lots of muliplicates (duplicates, triplicates, ...).

Batch Conversions of Address to Latitude/Longitude in One Step (Forward Geocoding)

My enthusiasm for looking them up individually waned and it wasn't until yesterday that I was spurred by the departure deadline to get back to doing them. I entered the name and province, where available, of each of the towns/villages with multiplicated lat/lons into Google Maps and found the lat/lon for that town name. That assumes I got the right one, eg try looking up Sant Julia - there are half a dozen of them.

This also assumes that the lat/lon lookup site got the right one for the places I didn't look up.

I will post the POI lists for France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Portugal. I hope you find them useful. Just be aware of the problems creating them listed above. All care taken but no responsibility.


42.238281, 8.63663, "[BV] Piana, Corse-Du-Sud, Corsica"
42.421999, 9.066585, "[BV] Sant'Antonino, Haute-Corse, Corsica"
42.586578, 2.36957, "[BV] Villefranche-De-Conflent, Pyrénées-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon"
42.620361, 2.70264, "[BV] Castelnou, Pyrénées-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon"
42.643879, 2.45583, "[BV] Eus, Pyrénées-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon"
42.667728, 2.34799, "[BV] Mosset, Pyrénées-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon"
43.00024, 1.13771, "[BV] Saint-Lizier, Ariège, Midi-Pyrenees"
43.021488, 1.96692, "[BV] Camon, Ariège, Midi-Pyrenees"
43.02837, 0.57155, "[BV] Saint-Bertrand-De-Comminges, Garonne (Haute), Midi-Pyrenees"
43.092869, 2.61925, "[BV] Lagrasse, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon"
43.354301, 2.74419, "[BV] Minerve, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon"
43.383362, 5.16642, "[BV] Chateauneuf-En-Auxois, Côte-D'Or, Burgundy (Bourgogne)"
43.729385, 6.573511, "[BV] Bargeme, Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur"
43.230983, 6.585393, "[BV] Gassin, Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur"
43.636143, 6.644218, "[BV] Seillans, Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur"
43.59049, 6.300593, "[BV] Tourtour, Var, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur"
43.556789, 2.91433, "[BV] Olargues, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon"
43.70853, 2.13569, "[BV] Lautrec, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees"
43.720501, 6.97832, "[BV] Gourdon, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur"
43.731529, 3.55333, "[BV] Saint-Guilhem-Le-Desert, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon"
43.737839, 5.46487, "[BV] Ansouis, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur"
43.744831, 4.7944, "[BV] Les Baux-De-Provence, Bouches-Du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur"
43.761108, 0.51303, "[BV] Lavardens, Gers, Midi-Pyrenees"
43.765598, 5.36457, "[BV] Lourmarin, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur"
43.77478, 0.92912, "[BV] Sarrant, Gers, Midi-Pyrenees"
43.791946, 2.23636, "[BV] Puycelsi-Gresigne, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees"
43.800251, 7.4607, "[BV] Sainte-Agnes, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur"
43.832432, 5.20673, "[BV] Menerbes, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur"
43.848461, 6.2203, "[BV] Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Alpes-De-Haute-Provence, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur"
43.900841, 5.29404, "[BV] Roussillon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur"
43.91127, 3.31355, "[BV] La Couvertoirade, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrenees"
43.912788, 5.19783, "[BV] Gordes, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur"
43.920845, 7.176215, "[BV] Coaraze, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur"
43.944901, 0.31119, "[BV] Larressingle, Gers, Midi-Pyrenees"
43.949059, 0.20011, "[BV] Montreal-Du-Gers, Gers, Midi-Pyrenees"
43.96487, 1.81897, "[BV] Castelnau-De-Montmiral, Tarn, Midi-Pyrenees"
43.992828, 0.22957, "[BV] Fources, Gers, Midi-Pyrenees"
43.9967, 5.14614, "[BV] Venasque, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur"
43.99778, 2.6233, "[BV] Brousse-Le-Chateau, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrenees"
44.053719, 1.66265, "[BV] Bruniquel, Tarn-Et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees"
44.070759, 0.89732, "[BV] Auvillar, Tarn-Et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees"
44.174702, 5.44096, "[BV] Montbrun-Les-Bains, Drôme, Rhone-Alpes"
43.305931, -1.49887, "[BV] Ainhoa, Atlantic Pyrenees (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), Aquitaine"
43.18717, -0.879535, "[BV] Bastide-Clairence, Atlantic Pyrenees (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), Aquitaine"
47.815455, -0.653784, "[BV] Roque-Gageac, Dordogne, Aquitaine"
43.31414, -1.58265, "[BV] Sare, Atlantic Pyrenees (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), Aquitaine"
44.192539, 4.52134, "[BV] La Roque-Sur-Ceze, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon"
44.20779, 5.0214, "[BV] Seguret, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur"
44.220928, 1.9837, "[BV] Najac, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrenees"
44.221169, 2.31761, "[BV] Sauveterre-De-Rouergue, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrenees"
44.25528, 1.13911, "[BV] Lauzerte, Tarn-Et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees"
44.302292, 4.55535, "[BV] Aigueze, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon"
44.5167,2.8167, "[BV] Saint-Come-D'Olt, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrenees"
44.4667,2.9333, "[BV] Sainte-Eulalie-D'Olt, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrenees"
44.365398, 3.41177, "[BV] Sainte-Enimie, Lozère, Languedoc-Roussillon"
44.369064, 0.468875, "[BV] Pujols-Le-Haut, Lot-Et-Garonne, Aquitaine"
44.387531, 2.33492, "[BV] Belcastel, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrenees"
44.393372, 4.7551, "[BV] La Garde-Adhemar, Drôme, Rhone-Alpes"
44.463879, 1.67053, "[BV] Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees"
44.50803, 4.37269, "[BV] Balazuc, Ardèche, Rhone-Alpes"
44.53046, 5.008, "[BV] Le Poet-Laval, Drôme, Rhone-Alpes"
44.535179, 0.76638, "[BV] Monflanquin , Lot-Et-Garonne, Aquitaine"
44.542545, 3.48839, "[BV] La Garde-Guerin, Lozère, Languedoc-Roussillon"
44.551022, 4.41379, "[BV] Vogue, Ardèche, Rhone-Alpes"
44.553478, 2.67201, "[BV] Estaing, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrenees"
44.599331, 2.39973, "[BV] Conques, Aveyron, Midi-Pyrenees"
44.678928, 1.9946, "[BV] Cardaillac, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees"
44.681759, 0.89441, "[BV] Monpazier, Dordogne, Aquitaine"
44.699039, 6.86715, "[BV] Saint-Veran, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur"
44.699268, 4.83409, "[BV] Mirmande, Drôme, Rhone-Alpes"
44.728779, 1.92316, "[BV] Lacapelle-Marival, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees"
44.771019, 3.88328, "[BV] Pradelles, Haute-Loire, Auvergne"
44.77631, 1.00551, "[BV] Belves, Dordogne, Aquitaine"
44.801048, 1.21354, "[BV] Domme, Dordogne, Aquitaine"
44.8395, 1.14314, "[BV] Beynac-Et-Cazenac, Dordogne, Aquitaine"
44.853451, 1.82053, "[BV] Autoire, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees"
44.865101, 3.92248, "[BV] Arlempdes, Haute-Loire, Auvergne"
44.871521, 1.80408, "[BV] Loubressac, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees"
44.883289, 0.89004, "[BV] Limeuil, Dordogne, Aquitaine"
44.91729, 1.73179, "[BV] Carennac, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees"
45.002289, 1.7423, "[BV] Curemonte, Corrèze, Limousin"
45.010719, 1.08921, "[BV] Saint-Leon-Sur-Vezere, Dordogne, Aquitaine"
45.045319, 6.30328, "[BV] La Grave, Hautes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur"
45.053539, 1.58163, "[BV] Turenne, Corrèze, Limousin"
45.061569, 1.65597, "[BV] Collonges-La-Rouge, Corrèze, Limousin"
45.063869, 1.24745, "[BV] Saint-Amand-De-Coly, Dordogne, Aquitaine"
45.25499, 1.29132, "[BV] Saint-Robert, Corrèze, Limousin"
45.26263, 3.45448, "[BV] Lavaudieu, Haute-Loire, Auvergne"
45.268661, 0.17113, "[BV] Aubeterre-Sur-Dronne, Charente, Poitou-Charentes"
45.289824, 5.55037, "[BV] Saint-Antoine-L'Abbaye, Isere, Rhone-Alpes"
45.31876, 3.16875, "[BV] Blesle, Haute-Loire, Auvergne"
45.371159, 7.04833, "[BV] Bonneval-Sur-Arc, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes"
45.421211, 0.83684, "[BV] Saint-Jean-De-Cole, Dordogne, Aquitaine"
45.429459, 1.30334, "[BV] Segur-Le-Chateau, Corrèze, Limousin"
45.47897, 4.64708, "[BV] Sainte-Croix-En-Jarez, Loire, Rhone-Alpes"
45.528332, 3.33643, "[BV] Usson, Puy-De-Dôme, Auvergne"
45.53603, -0.90602, "[BV] Talmont-Sur-Gironde, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes"
45.537338, 1.79458, "[BV] Treignac, Corrèze, Limousin"
45.55122, 3.10888, "[BV] Saint-Floret, Puy-De-Dôme, Auvergne"
49.535542, 1.85272, "[BV] Gerberoy, Oise, Picardy (Picardie)"
49.740452, 4.15762, "[BV] Parfondeval, Aisne, Picardy (Picardie)"
45.623562, 3.20014, "[BV] Montpeyroux, Puy-De-Dôme, Auvergne"
45.65855, 3.09039, "[BV] Saint-Saturnin, Puy-De-Dôme, Auvergne"
45.711102, -1.02732, "[BV] Mornac-Sur-Seudre, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes"
45.730234, -0.77841, "[BV] La Flotte-En-Re, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes"
45.90374, 5.17712, "[BV] Perouges, Ain, Rhone-Alpes"
45.948971, 4.58359, "[BV] Oingt, Rhone, Rhone-Alpes"
46.041851, 0.95699, "[BV] Mortemart, Haute-Vienne, Limousin"
46.055279, 6.7756, "[BV] Sixt-Fer-A-Cheval, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes"
46.186352, 3.1619, "[BV] Charroux, Allier, Auvergne"
46.20787, -1.51603, "[BV] Ars-En-Re, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes"
46.263512, 4.09326, "[BV] Semur-En-Brionnais, Saône-Et-Loire, Burgundy (Bourgogne)"
46.324162, -0.58408, "[BV] Coulon, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes"
46.369572, 6.32715, "[BV] Yvoire, Haute-Savoie, Rhone-Alpes"
46.443039, 1.3943, "[BV] Saint-Benoit-Du-Sault, Indre, Centre"
46.51318, 1.59642, "[BV] Gargilesse-Dampierre, Indre, Centre"
45.139011, 2.49601, "[BV] Salers, Allier, Auvergne"
45.053699, 2.48365, "[BV] Tournemire, Allier, Auvergne"
46.573952, -0.77178, "[BV] Vouvant, Vendée, Pays-De-La-Loire"
46.611916, 0.553985, "[BV] Angles-Sur-L'Anglin, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes"
46.70713, 5.64655, "[BV] Baume-Les-Messieurs, Jura, Franche-Comte"
46.753948, 5.62684, "[BV] Chateau-Chalon, Jura, Franche-Comte"
46.906239, 3.04759, "[BV] Apremont-Sur-Allier, Cher, Centre"
47.043591, 6.2501, "[BV] Lods, Doubs, Franche-Comte"
47.149281, 0.48503, "[BV] Crissay-Sur-Manse, Indre-Et-Loire, Centre"
47.156101, 1.2005, "[BV] Montresor, Indre-Et-Loire, Centre"
47.21299, 0.07079, "[BV] Candes-Saint-Martin, Indre-Et-Loire, Centre"
47.215549, 0.05602, "[BV] Montsoreau, Maine-Et-Loire, Pays-De-La-Loire"
47.27969, 5.56814, "[BV] Pesmes, Haute-Saône, Franche-Comte"
47.463219, 3.74192, "[BV] Vezelay, Yonne, Burgundy (Bourgogne)"
47.511978, 4.53034, "[BV] Flavigny-Sur-Ozerain, Côte-D'Or, Burgundy (Bourgogne)"
47.67452, -0.796805, "[BV] Lyons-La-Foret, Eure, Normandie (Haute)"
47.692291, 3.99666, "[BV] Noyers-Sur-Serein, Yonne, Burgundy (Bourgogne)"
47.699039, -2.33861, "[BV] Rochefort-En-Terre, Morbihan, Brittany (Bretagne)"
47.742802, 0.88767, "[BV] Lavardin, Loir-Et-Cher, Centre"
48.037868, -4.85433, "[BV] Ile-De-Sein, Finistère, Brittany (Bretagne)"
48.041679, 7.30455, "[BV] Eguisheim, Haut-Rhin, Alsace"
48.097321, -0.3514, "[BV] Sainte-Suzanne, Mayenne, Pays-De-La-Loire"
48.098652, -4.2066, "[BV] Locronan, Finistère, Brittany (Bretagne)"
48.16568, 7.29975, "[BV] Riquewihr, Haut-Rhin, Alsace"
48.180908, 7.31671, "[BV] Hunawihr, Haut-Rhin, Alsace"
48.295139, -4.18013, "[BV] Le Faou, Finistère, Brittany (Bretagne)"
48.380051, -0.05295, "[BV] Saint-Ceneri-Le-Gerei, Orne, Normandy (Normandie Basse)"
48.39603, 7.44252, "[BV] Mittelbergheim, Bas-Rhin, Alsace"
48.570091, -1.97393, "[BV] Saint-Suliac, Saint-Suliac"
48.602665, -3.702034, "[BV] Barfleur, Manche, Normandy (Normandie Basse)"
48.610001, 7.06485, "[BV] Saint-Quirin, Moselle, Lorraine"
48.680809, 2.50261, "[BV] La-Roche-Guyon (La), Val-D'Oise, Ile-De-France"
48.953602, 7.94316, "[BV] Hunspach, Bas-Rhin, Alsace"
49.18811, -0.04589, "[BV] Beuvron-En-Auge, Calvados, Normandy (Normandie Basse)"
49.468479, 6.23309, "[BV] Rodemack, Moselle, Lorraine"

Germany Villages
51.989239, 9.82137, "[BV]  Alfeld, Niedersachsen"
48.585752, 8.600745, "[BV]  Altensteig, Baden-Württemberg"
49.09994, 7.993538, "[BV]  Bad Bergzabern, Rheinland Pfalz"
48.799173, 8.43742, "[BV]  Bad Herrenalb, Baden-Württemberg"
48.491932, 9.396989, "[BV]  Bad Urach, Baden-Württemberg"
48.762655, 8.24094, "[BV]  Baden Baden, Baden-Württemberg"
49.5672, 8.9738, "[BV]  Beerfelden, Odenwald (Hessen)"
47.567344, 8.418606, "[BV]  Breisach, Kaiserstuhl"
48.15833, 12.832882, "[BV]  Burghausen, Bayern"
50.194513, 7.371703, "[BV]  Cochem, Mosel, Rheinland Pfalz"
51.513311, 10.258736, "[BV]  Duderstadt, Niedersachsen"
50.749538, 9.34581, "[BV]  Eifa, Nordhessen"
48.94248, 8.40238, "[BV]  Ettlingen, Baden-Württemberg"
48.464291, 8.41291, "[BV]  Freudenstadt, Schwarzwald"
51.90684, 10.43196, "[BV]  Goslar, Niedersachsen"
48.250511, 8.21021, "[BV]  Gutach, Schwarzwald"
52.22455, 11.01427, "[BV]  Helmstedt, Niedersachsen"
52.150852, 9.951543, "[BV]  Hildesheim, Niedersachsen"
47.81612, 12.84765, "[BV]  Höglwörth, Bayern"
48.44611, 8.69174, "[BV]  Horb, Baden-Württemberg"
50.6007, 9.64087, "[BV]  Kämmerzell, Hessen"
47.54612, 9.68407, "[BV]  Lindau, Bodensee (Bayern)"
49.6843, 8.779, "[BV]  Lindenfels, Odenwald (Hessen)"
50.760811, 9.4024, "[BV]  Lingelbach, Hessen"
49.679, 9.003, "[BV]  Michelstadt, Odenwald (Hessen)"
51.41465, 9.64973, "[BV]  Münden, Niedersachsen"
50.854713, 7.707086, "[BV]  Oberwesel, am Rhein"
51.793248, 11.138597, "[BV]  Quedlinburg, Sachsen-Anhalt"
50.673197, 9.562918, "[BV]  Schlitz, Hessen"
49.11331, 9.74606, "[BV]  Schwäbisch Hall, Baden-Württemberg"
52.541621, 11.968125, "[BV]  Tangermünde, Sachsen-Anhalt"
50.013425, 11.951454, "[BV]  Tröstau, Bayern"
48.520369, 9.04911, "[BV]  Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg"
49.500124, 8.652426, "[BV] Weinheim an der Bergstraße, Baden-Württemberg"

German Castles
50.91396, 7.81744, "[BCs]  Altdahnburg, Rheinland Pfalz"
49.656872, 8.99575, "[BCs]  Erbach, Odenwald, Hessen"
49.608688, 7.87437, "[BCs]  Fleckenstein, Rheinland Pfalz"
50.422365, 9.197215, "[BCs]  Gedern, Hessen"
49.41349, 8.70819, "[BCs]  Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg"
52.391602, 9.68583, "[BCs]  Herrenhausen, Niedersachsen"
49.446739, 8.89701, "[BCs]  Hirschhorn am Neckar"
48.661804, 9.003595, "[BCs]  Hohenzollern, Baden-Württemberg"
51.76199, 10.04177, "[BCs]  Imbshausen, Niedersachsen"
48.433561, 9.25546, "[BCs]  Lichtenstein, Baden-Württemberg "
47.567101, 10.959, "[BCs]  Linderhof, Bayern"
52.122101, 9.97275, "[BCs]  Marienburg, Niedersachsen"
50.526585, 9.0044, "[BCs]  Mespelbrunn, Hessen"
51.793248, 11.138597, "[BCs]  Quedlinburg, Sachsen-Anhalt"
50.097855, 7.73211, "[BCs]  Schönburg, Oberwesel, Rheinland Pfalz"
52.541621, 11.968125, "[BCs]  Tangermünde, Sachsen-Anhalt"
49.554951, 8.67068, "[BCs] Weinheim an der Bergstaße, Baden-Württemberg"

German Churches and Cathedral
49.89178, 10.89334, "[BCh]  Bamberg, Bayern"
51.427206, 7.66379, "[BCh]  Corvey, Nordrhein Westfalen"
49.089936, 7.962202, "[BCh]  Dörrenbach, Rheinland Pfalz"
50.55356, 9.674695, "[BCh]  Fulda, Hessen"
51.726112, 11.144737, "[BCh]  Gernrode, Sachsen-Anhalt"
52.150852, 9.951543, "[BCh]  Hildesheim, Niedersachsen"
52.497475, 12.025755, "[BCh]  Jerichow, Sachsen Anhalt"
49.6614, 11.30402, "[BCh]  Kappel, Bayern"
50.3608, 7.59277, "[BCh]  Koblenz, Rheinland Pfalz"
50.941665, 6.95518, "[BCh]  Köln, Nordrhein Westfalen"
50.000605, 8.2723, "[BCh]  Mainz, Rheinland Pfalz"
49.000037, 8.811827, "[BCh]  Maulbronn, Baden Württemberg"
50.399139, 9.23943, "[BCh]  Mittelseemen, Hessen"
48.573177, 13.458095, "[BCh]  Passau, Bayern"
51.793248, 11.138597, "[BCh]  Quedlinburg, Sachsen Anhalt"
49.01492, 12.10173, "[BCh]  Regensburg, Bayern"
49.319332, 8.431081, "[BCh]  Speyer, Rheinland Pfalz"
48.825211, 8.803299, "[BCh]  Tiefenbronn, Baden-Württemberg"
49.757226, 6.636489, "[BCh]  Trier, Rheinland Pfalz"
49.630498, 8.361982, "[BCh]  Worms, Rheinland Pfalz"
51.989239, 9.82137, "[BCh] Alfeld, Niedersachsen"
51.513311, 10.258736, "[BCh] Duderstadt, Niedersachsen"

40.794109, 15.93928, "[BV] Acerenza, Basilicata"
41.433079, 15.12421, "[BV] Alberona, Puglia"
40.66983, 14.70946, "[BV] Albori, Campania"
39.697971, 16.12995, "[BV] Altomonte, Calabria"
43.541889, 12.05319, "[BV] Anghiari, Tuscany"
41.993431, 13.80365, "[BV] Anversa degli Abruzzi, Abruzzo"
43.879879, 7.66252, "[BV] Apricale, Liguria"
45.268631, 11.71907, "[BV] Arquà Petrarca, Veneto"
42.583408, 12.77109, "[BV] Arrone, Umbria"
45.802109, 11.91359, "[BV] Asolo, Veneto"
40.63575, 14.60859, "[BV] Atrani, Campania"
45.73751, 7.32072, "[BV] Bard, Val d'Aosta"
44.075588, 10.48238, "[BV] Barga, Tuscany"
43.012669, 12.48378, "[BV] Bettona, Umbria"
42.93586, 12.60944, "[BV] Bevagna, Umbria"
45.937511, 10.29235, "[BV] Bienno, Lombardy"
44.77055, 9.38606, "[BV] Bobbio, Emilia-Romagna"
45.608082, 11.88597, "[BV] Borghetto, Veneto"
44.157249, 8.30722, "[BV] Borgio Verezzi, Liguria"
40.297489, 8.49907, "[BV] Bosa, Sardinia"
37.993671, 15.92933, "[BV] Bova, Calabria"
41.641418, 13.47173, "[BV] Boville Ernica, Lazio"
41.248959, 15.34167, "[BV] Bovino, Puglia"
44.223412, 11.77591, "[BV] Brisighella, Emilia-Romagna"
44.236069, 9.72362, "[BV] Brugnato, Liguria"
42.02227, 13.86118, "[BV] Bugnara, Abruzzo"
43.134769, 11.48322, "[BV] Buonconvento, Tuscany"
44.534901, 8.69896, "[BV] Campo Ligure, Liguria"
41.38773, 13.53135, "[BV] Campodimele, Lazio"
46.043209, 11.22772, "[BV] Canale, Trentino-Alto Adige"
42.36319, 13.72374, "[BV] Castel del Monte, Abruzzo"
42.216412, 12.96458, "[BV] Castel di Tora, Lazio"
41.74131, 12.64477, "[BV] Castel Gandolfo, Lazio"
44.11412, 8.07665, "[BV] Castelbianco, Liguria"
43.622429, 11.55342, "[BV] Castelfranco di Sopra, Tuscany"
40.281448, 14.95609, "[BV] Castellabate, Campania"
45.3778, 10.63991, "[BV] Castellaro Lagusello, Lombardy"
44.86525, 9.87017, "[BV] Castell'Arquato, Emilia-Romagna"
42.487461, 13.71179, "[BV] Castelli, Abruzzo"
40.529011, 16.044941, "[BV] Castelmezzano, Basilicata"
37.865761, 15.26214, "[BV] Castelmola, Sicily"
40.91396, 8.70534, "[BV] Castelsardo, Sardinia"
44.132019, 8.11908, "[BV] Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena, Liguria"
43.125851, 12.04277, "[BV] Castiglione del Lago, Umbria"
38.03257, 14.01382, "[BV] Cefalù, Sicily"
43.924549, 8.11325, "[BV] Cervo, Liguria"
42.966358, 11.89751, "[BV] Cetona, Tuscany"
44.646709, 7.00041, "[BV] Chianale, Piedmont"
44.05938, 7.984129, "[BV] Chianalea, Calabria"
46.64006, 11.56285, "[BV] Chiusa, Trentino-Alto Adige"
43.37212, 13.21981, "[BV] Cingoli, Marche"
40.743359, 17.424049, "[BV] Cisternino, Puglia"
43.499168, 12.11388, "[BV] Citerna, Umbria"
42.514797, 14.055465, "[BV] Città Sant'Angelo, Abruzzo"
42.628059, 12.11483, "[BV] Civita, Lazio"
42.77359, 13.67319, "[BV] Civitella del Tronto, Abruzzo"
45.930248, 13.33238, "[BV] Clauiano, Friuli-Venezia Giulia"
42.135712, 13.04647, "[BV] Collalto Sabino, Lazio"
44.497761, 9.663, "[BV] Compiano, Emilia-Romagna"
43.127468, 12.28674, "[BV] Corciano, Umbria"
45.847969, 12.88189, "[BV] Cordovado, Friuli-Venezia Giulia"
44.062119, 10.52624, "[BV] Coreglia Antelminelli, Tuscany"
43.647861, 13.0489, "[BV] Corinaldo, Marche"
45.724963, 9.40842, "[BV] Cornello dei Tasso, Lombardy"
41.341572, 14.50613, "[BV] Cusano Mutri, Campania"
44.099098, 10.75398, "[BV] Cutigliano, Tuscany"
42.986019, 12.41954, "[BV] Deruta, Umbria"
44.363121, 11.64072, "[BV] Dozza, Emilia-Romagna"
43.2533, 12.9491, "[BV] Esanatoglia, Marche"
46.111279, 13.08643, "[BV] Fagagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia"
44.17519, 8.32686, "[BV] Finalborgo, Liguria"
39.234798, 16.066771, "[BV] Fiumefreddo Bruzio, Calabria"
44.921139, 9.18337, "[BV] Fortunago, Lombardy"
40.620129, 14.55027, "[BV] Furore, Campania"
44.205292, 8.01465, "[BV] Garessio, Piedmont"
38.271439, 16.222361, "[BV] Gerace, Calabria"
37.852039, 14.15293, "[BV] Geraci Siculo, Sicily"
42.365582, 10.90128, "[BV] Giglio castello, Tuscany"
42.510609, 12.33382, "[BV] Giove, Umbria"
46.67112, 10.55653, "[BV] Glorenza, Trentino-Alto Adige"
43.935928, 12.77078, "[BV] Gradara, Marche"
45.425079, 9.53258, "[BV] Gradella, Lombardy"
46.0015, 12.964585, "[BV] Gradisca d'Isonzo, Friuli-Venezia Giulia"
45.967281, 9.92866, "[BV] Gromo, Lombardy"
42.990231, 13.86773, "[BV] Grottammare, Marche"
40.36071, 16.098801, "[BV] Guardia Perticara, Basilicata"
42.189251, 14.21908, "[BV] Guardiagrele, Abruzzo"
42.013008, 13.89753, "[BV] Introdacqua, Abruzzo"
43.975201, 8.15825, "[BV] Laigueglia, Liguria"
43.867519, 7.93142, "[BV] Lingueglietta, Liguria"
40.755951, 17.326, "[BV] Locorotondo, Puglia"
43.588001, 11.62819, "[BV] Loro Ciuffenna, Tuscany"
45.81937, 10.07936, "[BV] Lovere, Lombardy"
42.571739, 12.33215, "[BV] Lugnano in Teverina, Umbria"
45.968281, 7.96738, "[BV] Macugnaga, Piedmont"
44.107491, 9.73006, "[BV] Manarola, Liguria"
42.778229, 12.52575, "[BV] Massa Martana, Umbria"
43.2589, 13.01204, "[BV] Matelica, Marche"
46.254471, 10.25214, "[BV] Mazzo di Valtellina, Lombardy"
44.365162, 8.2049, "[BV] Millesimo, Liguria"
44.569859, 8.332, "[BV] Mombaldone, Piedmont"
38.022491, 15.01601, "[BV] Montalbano Elicona, Sicily"
42.838451, 12.35095, "[BV] Monte Castello di Vibio, Umbria"
45.71751, 10.07907, "[BV] Monte Isola, Lombardy"
41.63908, 13.51403, "[BV] Monte San Giovanni Campano, Lazio"
43.363449, 13.4373, "[BV] Montecassiano, Marche"
43.81366, 12.69858, "[BV] Montefabbri, Marche"
42.891491, 12.65001, "[BV] Montefalco, Umbria"
43.580341, 11.30285, "[BV] Montefioralle, Tuscany"
43.89061, 12.60862, "[BV] Montefiore Conca, Emilia-Romagna"
44.217648, 10.197811, "[BV] Montefiore dell'Aso, Marche"
43.858761, 12.68515, "[BV] Montegridolfo, Emilia-Romagna"
43.34182, 13.57034, "[BV] Montelupone, Marche"
44.044331, 9.96561, "[BV] Montemarcello, Liguria"
43.326118, 10.62584, "[BV] Montescudaio, Tuscany"
43.36227, 12.32721, "[BV] Montone, Umbria"
39.842999, 16.13876, "[BV] Morano Calabro, Calabria"
43.0853, 13.72961, "[BV] Moresco, Marche"
42.23595, 13.73232, "[BV] Navelli, Abruzzo"
44.725101, 8.11504, "[BV] Neive, Piedmont"
44.204319, 8.41616, "[BV] Noli, Liguria"
42.79538, 13.0918, "[BV] Norcia, Umbria"
38.014759, 15.12869, "[BV] Novara di Sicilia, Sicily"
40.886398, 15.08464, "[BV] Nusco, Campania"
42.936508, 13.6919, "[BV] Offida, Marche"
41.7771, 13.83085, "[BV] Opi, Abruzzo"
44.849499, 9.19173, "[BV] Oramala, Lombardy"
41.58556, 14.58752, "[BV] Oratino, Molise"
45.801529, 8.40642, "[BV] Orta San Giulio, Piedmont"
42.13205, 12.93786, "[BV] Orvinio, Lazio"
44.692459, 7.18947, "[BV] Ostana, Piedmont"
40.147861, 18.487169, "[BV] Otranto, Puglia"
42.051579, 13.99289, "[BV] Pacentro, Abruzzo"
43.025139, 12.06389, "[BV] Paciano, Umbria"
43.029301, 12.10003, "[BV] Panicale, Umbria"
41.88821, 14.06747, "[BV] Pescocostanzo, Abruzzo"
41.972549, 13.96171, "[BV] Pettorano sul Gizio, Abruzzo"
42.524181, 13.55379, "[BV] Pietracamela, Abruzzo"
41.549751, 15.16159, "[BV] Pietramontecorvino, Puglia"
40.51812, 16.06329, "[BV] Pietrapertosa, Basilicata"
42.634491, 11.67178, "[BV] Pitigliano, Tuscany"
46.217281, 12.71015, "[BV] Poffabro, Friuli-Venezia Giulia"
43.72213, 11.76448, "[BV] Poppi, Tuscany"
45.049648, 9.06519, "[BV] Porana, Lombardy"
45.857948, 12.53765, "[BV] Portobuffolè, Veneto"
46.018501, 10.81211, "[BV] Rango, Trentino-Alto Adige"
42.179192, 13.064856, "[BV] Ricetto di Candelo, Piedmont"
42.25042, 14.46429, "[BV] Rocca San Giovanni, Abruzzo"
41.375519, 15.09708, "[BV] Roseto Valfortore, Puglia"
45.040642, 10.92871, "[BV] San Benedetto Po, Lombardy"
42.870468, 11.87726, "[BV] San Casciano dei Bagni, Tuscany"
41.706661, 13.81476, "[BV] San Donato Val di Comino, Lazio"
42.611401, 12.54534, "[BV] San Gemini, Umbria"
43.106098, 13.3179, "[BV] San Ginesio, Marche"
43.937859, 12.71101, "[BV] San Giovanni in Marignano, Emilia-Romagna"
43.897492, 12.341399, "[BV] San Leo, Emilia-Romagna"
46.07682, 10.9098, "[BV] San Lorenzo in Banale, Trentino-Alto Adige"
42.084975, 14.424984, "[BV] San Marco d'Alunzio, Sicily"
39.14695, 16.912041, "[BV] Santa Severina, Calabria"
42.344059, 13.63979, "[BV] Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Abruzzo"
43.035702, 13.29855, "[BV] Sarnano, Marche"
37.95507, 15.33996, "[BV] Savoca, Sicily"
41.9002, 13.88382, "[BV] Scanno, Abruzzo"
43.995361, 11.35611, "[BV] Scarperia, Tuscany"
45.401081, 9.87066, "[BV] Soncino, Lombardy"
42.657181, 11.64315, "[BV] Sovana, Tuscany"
39.942829, 18.30125, "[BV] Specchia, Puglia"
42.987572, 12.67143, "[BV] Spello, Umbria"
41.258179, 13.43185, "[BV] Sperlonga, Lazio"
38.477329, 16.46875, "[BV] Stilo, Calabria"
42.498341, 12.65963, "[BV] Stroncone, Umbria"
43.07748, 10.67861, "[BV] Suvereto, Tuscany"
42.068802, 13.25621, "[BV] Tagliacozzo, Abruzzo"
44.062241, 9.92752, "[BV] Tellaro, Liguria"
43.028591, 12.44041, "[BV] Torgiano, Umbria"
42.75351, 11.94519, "[BV] Torre Alfina, Lazio"
43.313549, 13.30987, "[BV] Treia, Marche"
45.984261, 9.228, "[BV] Tremezzo, Lombardy"
45.789349, 10.74793, "[BV] Tremosine, Lombardy"
42.877529, 12.74876, "[BV] Trevi, Umbria"
43.99398, 7.762, "[BV] Triora, Liguria"
45.0481, 7.0275, "[BV] Usseaux, Piedmont"
42.75555, 12.8656, "[BV] Vallo di Nera, Umbria"
45.99453, 12.86786, "[BV] Valvasone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia"
44.378559, 9.59571, "[BV] Varese Ligure, Liguria"
40.961109, 15.81514, "[BV] Venosa, Basilicata"
44.135658, 9.68487, "[BV] Vernazza, Liguria"
41.899441, 15.9636, "[BV] Vico del Gargano, Puglia"
44.816639, 9.90024, "[BV] Vigoleno, Emilia-Romagna"
41.93523, 13.84045, "[BV] Villalago, Abruzzo"
46.891979, 11.43385, "[BV] Vipiteno, Trentino-Alto Adige"
42.930981, 13.08752, "[BV] Visso, Marche"
46.00415, 8.30171, "[BV] Vogogna, Piedmont"
44.889439, 8.98417, "[BV] Volpedo, Piedmont"
44.868328, 9.26517, "[BV] Zavattarello, Lombardy"
44.3969, 9.283, "[BV] Zuccarello, Liguria"

32.792305, -17.038455, "Cabo de São Vicente", "Prince Henry the Navigator's training school. Was once believed to be the end of the world"
37.033951, -8.02027, "Quinta do Lago", "Best RESORT TOWN"
37.085278, -8.257574, "Albufeira", "Best RESORT TOWN"
37.08783, -8.0334, "Almancil", "São Lourenço church, huge blue and white tile panels covering entire interior of church"
37.094528, -8.12695, "Vilamoura", "Best RESORT TOWN"
37.09713, -8.47069, "Carvoeiro", "One of the quaintest fishing*villages*on the Algarve"
37.103355, -8.672249, "Lagos", "Best RESORT TOWN"
37.123143, -7.65196, "Tavira", "Most picturesque COASTAL TOWN. Tavira is an extremely pretty area of the Algarve. It is unspoilt by tourists and development and the old town still retains much of its fantastic architecture. There is a 13th century castle, and many other buildings with historical significance."
38.441978, -7.38008, "Monsaraz", "Most enchanting MEDIEVAL TOWN"
38.4901, -8.9798, "Serra de Arrábida", "This whale-shaped ridge never exceeds 1,525m (5,000 ft.) in height. The masses of wildflowers that flank its sides are among the most colorful and varied in Iberia. The Serra lies between Sesimbra and Setúbal, across the estuary of the Tagus from Lisbon. En route from Lisbon, you'll find crowded and secluded beaches, a medieval Capuchin monastery (the Convento Novo), and a smattering of good restaurants. The town of Sesimbra, with its historic, sleepy main square and ruined fortresses, offers bars, restaurants, and insight into the Iberia of a bygone era."
38.568745, -7.914105, "Évora", "São Francisco church, incredible and intriguing church interiors. This is one of the country's most perfectly preserved architectural gems. A well-preserved ancient Roman temple (Temple of Diana) rises across the street from convents and monasteries that flourished when the kings of Portugal used this town as their capital in the 12th century. These buildings combine with remnants of the Moorish occupation to form one of the most alluring, if not largest, architectural medleys in Europe."
38.696691, -9.420389, "Cascais", "Most picturesque COASTAL TOWN. Cascais was a quaint fishing village that became popular in the early 20th century when it was a favoured holiday spot for the who’s who of Europe. Today it is a little livelier with restaurants, bars and fashionable shops."
38.714689, -9.160682, "Serra da Estrela", "Natural park"
38.7164, -9.46974, "Guincho", "On the Estoril Coast, 9km (5 1/2 miles) northwest of Cascais, this is the westernmost point in continental Europe. It's a dramatic, spectacular site where waves crash against three sides of a restored 17th-century fortress (now the Hotel do Guincho, one of the most unusual, luxurious hotels in Europe). Balconies -- best shared with a loved one -- overlook the panoramic scene, with beaches on both sides. The crashing surf makes good background music for a torrid affair straight out of a romance novel."
38.725735, -9.15021, "Lisbon", "Major MONUMENTS, Jeronimos Monastery and Belem Tower, Ajuda Palace"
38.75, -9.25, "Queluz", "Most impressive PALACE"
38.764568, -7.71692, "Evoramonte", "Most of the city is enclosed within the protective area of the old walls."
38.77829, -7.419494, "Vila Viçosa", "Must-see palace"
38.780479, -9.49872, "Cabo da Roca", "Dramatic cape, Europe's westernmost point"
38.796692, -9.386389, "Sintra", "Most impressive PALACES. Sintra, Regaleira and Pena Palaces.  Since the Moorish occupation, Portuguese kings and nobles have recognized this town's irresistible charm. You'll find a denser concentration of beautiful villas and gardens here than anywhere else in Portugal. At least five major palaces and convents are tucked amid the lush vegetation."
38.848385, -7.587324, "Estremoz", "Largest of the Alentejo's "marble towns." "
38.938535, -9.327714, "Mafra", "Most impressive PALACE"
38.965149, -9.41828, "Ericeira", "Most picturesque COASTAL TOWN"
39.357845, -9.158384, "Obidos", "Most enchanting MEDIEVAL TOWN, imposing castle. This town is the most perfectly preserved 13th-century village in central Portugal. Its historical authenticity is the primary concern of the population of more than 5,000. For 600 years, Óbidos was the personal property of Portuguese queens, a symbolic love offering from their adoring husbands. Óbidos has always breathed romance."
39.395284, -7.37513, "Marvão", "Most enchanting MEDIEVAL TOWN, said to be one of the most*beautiful villages*in*Portugal"
39.413581, -7.453448, "Castelo de Vide", "Most enchanting MEDIEVAL TOWN"
39.459728, -8.71235, "Monsanto", "Most charming REMOTE VILLAGE"
39.4630, -8.3841, "Almourol", "Most imposing CASTLE"
39.548755, -8.980729, "Alcobaça", "Major MONUMENT, Abbey. Europe's finest medieval monuments"
39.603036, -8.815779, "Porto de Mós", "Most imposing CASTLE"
39.603155, -8.412019, "Tomar", "Major MONUMENT, Convent of Christ. Beginning in the 12th century, the Knights Templar and later the Knights of Christ (two warlike and semimonastic sects) designated Tomar as their Portuguese headquarters. They lavished the town with adornments over the centuries until it looked, as it does today, like a living monument to the architecture of medieval Portugal."
39.605595, -9.073679, "Nazare", "Most picturesque COASTAL TOWN. Known as Portugal’s most famous fishing village, Nazare is extremely popular with visitors. The village is home to a beautiful beach, and some locals still wear traditional costumes."
39.63097, -8.67942, "Fatima", "Religious mysticism at one of the most famous shrines in the world - Fatima, well known around the world as being a pilgrimage site, has thousands of visitors every year. In 1917 three shepherd children saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary while they were tending sheep. The area now has one of the largest Catholic shrines in the world. 'In 1913, an apparition of the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children from Fátima, who were called upon to spread a message of peace. Their story was at first discounted and then embraced by a church hierarchy under assault by the ravages of World War I. Later, 70,000 people who were assembled on the site claimed to witness miracles. Today Fátima is the most-visited pilgrimage site in Iberia, home to dozens of imposing churches and monuments."
39.658053, -8.824394, "Batalha", "Europe's finest medieval monuments"
39.743649, -8.811963, "Leiria", "Most imposing CASTLE"
40.09970, -8.49328, "Conimbriga", "Fine Roman ruins, excellently-preserved mosaics"
40.210812, -8.416345, "Coimbra", "Major MONUMENT, University. The country's academic center, this town boasts a university with roots in the Middle Ages, a rich historic core, and a tradition of troubadour-style singing that's one of the most vital in Iberia."
40.229252, -7.82488, "Piodao", "Most charming REMOTE VILLAGE. Piodao is often referred to as one of Portugal’s most beautiful villages. The village itself is laid out like a mountain settlement with homes built from schist and wood found locally. The homes are being renovated using the same materials. Piodao is now a Public Interest Monument and is protected, which will help to keep the whole village authentic."
40.360864, -7.348135, "Belmonte", "Most charming REMOTE VILLAGE"
40.378792, -8.35849, "Buçaco", "Most impressive PALACE. Buçaco Palace. Natural park"
40.60508, -8.24185, "Vale do Lobo", "Best RESORT TOWN"
40.926454, -8.547835, "Santa Maria da Feira", "Most imposing CASTLE"
41.09643, -7.809279, "Lamego", "Spectacular baroque sanctuary"
41.14945, -8.610314, "Porto", "São Francisco church, incredible and intriguing church interiors. São Bento Station, huge blue and white tile panels covering entire interior of train station. The second city of Portugal, Porto has rich associations with the port-wine trade. Entrepreneurs who returned home after making their fortunes in Brazil built some of the town's most imposing villas here in the late 19th century. But as Portugal's economic center, Porto has also moved into the 21st century, with new office buildings, modern apartment complexes, fashionable shops and restaurants in its commercial heart, and such stunning developments as the Fundação Serralves, a National Museum of Modern Art, set in a 44-acre park in the western part of the city."
41.295767, -7.747425, "Vila Real", "Most impressive PALACE, Mateus Palace"
41.44512, -8.294244, "Guimarães", "Prettiest SMALL CITIES & TOWNS. The birthplace of the country's first king, Afonso Henríques, and the core from which the country expanded, Guimarães is the cradle of Portugal. Its medieval section is one of the most authentic anywhere. The town was also the birthplace of Gil Vicente (1465-1537), a playwright referred to as the Shakespeare of Portugal."
41.53449, -8.615204, "Barcelos", "Prettiest SMALL CITIES & TOWNS"
41.551625, -8.429134, "Braga", "Major MONUMENT, spectacular Bom Jesus Sanctuary"
41.69527, -8.829509, "Viana do Castelo", "Prettiest SMALL CITIES & TOWNS. This northern town with strong folkloric traditions is noted for pottery, women's regional dresses, abundant rainfall, and a collection of distinctive and dignified public buildings. Its heyday was in the 1500s, when fleets departed from here to fish for cod as far away as Newfoundland. Profits from their activities helped pay for the town's handsome collection of Manueline buildings."
41.72905, -8.16202, "Gerês National Park", "Natural park"
41.768672, -8.577005, "Ponte de Lima", "Prettiest SMALL CITIES & TOWNS"
41.8074, -6.759, "Montesinho Natural Park", "True wilderness"
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41.937752, 3.209, "Aiguablava, Costa Brava", "Delish scenery"
42.414501, 0.13966, "Ainsa, Huesca", "Besides the surrounding mountain landscape, the 12th century Iglesia parroquial de Santa María church and the 11th century castle are the main sights of the town. The historic quarter of the village of Ainsa, declared a Historic-Artistic site, is formed by a group of houses that are packed together in the most harmonious and uniform of ways, among which the slender tower of the collegiate church stands out, as well as the enormous premises of the castle, almost as big as the rest of the town. The walls that surrounded the town centuries ago remain almost intact today, the town itself being filled with monuments that bring us back to the Middle Ages."
39.545815, -2.084888, "Alarcón*, Cuenca", "This 8th Century medieval castle is perfectly preserved. Located on a promontory looking down over the fertile plain of the river Jucar."
40.40839, -1.43924, "Albarracin, Aragon", "Like an open museum. A walk through the paved streets reveals palaces villas and churches with impressive Renaissance art. Moorish inhabitants built many of the impressive buildings hewn from the rocks in the cliffs around the year 970."
40.480647, -3.373174, "Alcala de Henares, Madrid", "1st University town in the world.  Palaces and convents.  Birthplace of the author of Don Quixote."
38.995067, -1.854061, "Alcalá Júcar*, Albacete", "The village is a narrow peninsula surrounded by the Júcar river. The hill that overlooks the river has an Arabic fortress on top."
37.465255, -3.925344, "Alcalá la Real , Jaén", "The town has an impressive fortress and was a strategic stronghold during medieval times, and subsequently occupied by the Moors in 713."
39.716412, -6.881393, "Alcántara", "Bridge over the River Tajo, the Roman Tagus Aurifer, It linked Roman Caceres with the lands of the Beira Alta region in Portugal. It dates from the 2nd century AD. It measures some 194m long and 71m high and is formed by six semicircular arches. In the centre of the bridge, an arch made in honour of the Emperor Trajan is preserved. At the main entrance stands a stone niche where the name of the building, Gaius Iulius Lacer, can be read."
38.69841, -0.473274, "Alcoy*, Alicante", "Hidden between the hills (la Serra de Mariola and el Carrascal de la Font Roja), it rests along several rivers: Riquer, Benisaidó, Molinar and Serpis. "
38.884235, -3.709389, "Almagro, Ciudad Real", "In 1972, Almagro was declared a Historical-Artistic Zone (Conjunto Histórico-Artístico). Numerous buildings were restored, including churches, palaces, houses, and hermitages."
36.841865, -2.463795, "Almeria, Andalucia", "Alcazaba"
37.87365, -6.787906, "Almonaster la Real , Huelva", "One of the least spoilt villages of the Sierra. It has a magnificent hilltop mosque dating from the 10th century situated in amongst the ruins of a castle."
42.171385, 0.024214, "Alquézar , Huesca", "Alquézar has preserved to this day the medieval charm of its streets and houses. It is located in the Vero River Canyon last, in a truly breathtaking landscape."
38.600835, -0.050684, "Altea, Alicante", "One of the most beautiful cities along the Costa Blanca"
42.591179, 0.51005, "Anciles, Huesca", "One of Spain's best-preserved and best-restored medieval villages, a collection of farmhouses and palacetes (town houses)."
41.958227, 2.634782, "Angles", "Outstanding medieval constructions throughout its village"
42.757034, -0.827929, "Anso, Huesca", "Pretty, historic village."
37.0203, -4.563614, "Antequera, Andalucia", "Megalithic tombs (dolmens) – best examples"
36.75157, -5.811574, "Arcos de la Frontera, Cadiz", "Its narrow and steep cobblestone streets, whitewashed houses, and finely crafted wrought-iron window grilles make Arcos the quintessential Andalusian pueblo blanco (white village). Make your way to the main square, the Plaza de España, the highest point in the village; one side of the square is open, and a balcony at the edge of the cliff offers views of the Guadalete Valley. On the opposite end is the church of Santa María de la Asunción, a fascinating blend of architectural styles: Romanesque, Gothic, and Mudejar, with a plateresque doorway, a Renaissance retablo, and a 17th-century baroque choir. The ayuntamiento (town hall) stands at the foot of the old castle walls on the northern side of the square; across from here is the Casa del Corregidor, onetime residence of the governor and now a parador."
43.390209, -5.18527, "Arriondas, Asturias", "The village is in a large valley surrounded by mountains, where the Sella and Piloña rivers converge.  The area is also home to many prehistoric sites. Outstanding amongst these is Taragaño Cave. Don’t miss the village’s monuments, with various churches, palaces, mills and stately houses with centuries of history.  Not sure if you can drive - head up to the Fitu viewpoint, with magnificent views of the Cantabrian Sea and the Picos de Europa National Park."
42.45776, -6.053284, "Astorga, Castile and Leon", "Astorga's two main monuments are its cathedral and the Palacio Episcopal. Astorga still has some impressive Roman walls surrounding parts of the city."
40.657855, -4.692154, "Avila", "In the middle of a windy plateau littered with giant boulders, Ávila can look wild and sinister, especially with the Sierra de Gredos in the background. Modern development on its outskirts partially obscures Ávila's surrounding walls, which, restored in parts, look as they did in the Middle Ages. Begun in 1090, shortly after the town was reclaimed from the Moors, the walls were completed in only nine years—accomplished by the daily employment of an estimated 1,900 men. With nine gates and 88 cylindrical towers bunched together, they are unique to Spain in form, unlike the Moorish defense architecture that the Christians adapted elsewhere. They're most striking when seen from outside town; for the best view on foot, cross the Adaja River, turn right on the Carretera de Salamanca, and walk uphill about 250 yards to a monument of four pilasters surrounding a cross."
37.993087, -3.468427, "Baeza, Jaen", "After it was wrenched away from the Moors in 1227, Baeza became a frontier town between the Christian and Moorish worlds, and a die-hard symbol of the Catholic ambition to occupy all of Iberia. Today, a wealth of architecture survives as evidence of the splendor of Iberian history."
40.319241, -5.85804, "Banos, Castella Y Leon", "Visigoth Church – oldest church in Spain – 661AD"
41.385578, 2.16874, "Barcelona, Catalonia", "12 Treasures of Spain - Sagrada Família Best Spanish Cities 2 - Barcelona is without a doubt the most popular city to visit in Spain. With its Gaudi architecture, Las Ramblas and the vibrant city life, it is a vacation in itself! The proud capital of the Catalunia region, Barcelona has heaps to offer the visitor – great nightlife, shopping and beaches. But it’s the phantasmagoric buildings created by legendary architect Gaudi that are by far the biggest stars of the show. The still unfinished La Sagrada Familia with its amorphous spindly towers and oddly shaped buttresses and roof is the most visited of his creations. Although his residential buildings like the Casa Mila are also wonderful as are his more playful statues and benches in the popular Park Guell. Best Spanish Cities 2 - Barcelona is without a doubt the most popular city to visit in Spain. With its Gaudi architecture, Las Ramblas and the vibrant city life, it is a vacation in itself! The proud capital of the Catalunia region, Barcelona has heaps to offer the visitor – great nightlife, shopping and beaches. But it’s the phantasmagoric buildings created by legendary architect Gaudi that are by far the biggest stars of the show. The still unfinished La Sagrada Familia with its amorphous spindly towers and oddly shaped buttresses and roof is the most visited of his creations. Although his residential buildings like the Casa Mila are also wonderful as are his more playful statues and benches in the popular Park Guell."
43.144508, -4.19374, "Barcena Mayor, Cantabria", "Has houses that date back to the sixth century with simple two floors constuctions and rectangular form."
42.32082, 2.48056, "Beget", "This medieval 'poble' rests at the bottom of a deep, tree-lined valley, and nestling in its cobbled streets are stone houses with wooden balconies overhanging the Trull river."
38.714545, 0.05115, "Benissa*, Alicante", "The medieval town centre has been largely preserved with its town square, narrow streets, churches. Ironwork balconies and heraldic shields decorate the historic buildings."
43.419294, -2.725101, "Bermeo*, Vizcaya", "Bermeo is a fishing town whose harbour preserves all its traditional local seafaring charm. "
42.200322, 2.697672, "Besalù, Girona", "Top ten most beautiful villages in Spain 4. Medieval town. Wonderful bridge"
43.279915, -8.211909, "Betanzos, A Coruna", "A town with a lot to offer, especially to the visitor interested in medieval districts, grand churches, town gates, festivals and the genuine undiluted version of Galicia."
43.26865, -2.94612, "Bilbao, Basque Country", "12 Treasures of Spain, Best Spanish Cities 6 - Guggenheim Museum Bilbao"
42.341082, -3.69981, "Burgos, Castile and Leon", "Gina says 'Very interesting. A lovely city.'"
39.474506, -6.372003, "Caceres", "Should DEFINITELY be on the list."
42.28905, 3.277735, "Cadaqués", "Top ten most beautiful villages in Spain 1. The 16th-century church that dominates this town from a nearby hilltop isn’t particularly noteworthy, but Cadaqués— on the Costa Brava near the French border—still charms with whitewashed, fishing-village simplicity. The azure waters of the Mediterranean appealed to surrealist master Salvador Dalí, who built a suitably bizarre villa in the adjoining hamlet of Lligat."
41.700194, -2.816776, "Calatañazor , Soria", "Calatañazor is a small village, built on top of a hill. The wall surrounding the village is well preserved and there are remains of the castle from the XIV century."
40.366265, -5.741694, "Candelario , Salamanca", "The landscape has green leafy forests and steep mountains"
36.962045, -3.35814, "Capileira , Granada                      ", "The highest of the three villages in the Barranco de Poqueira, at 1,436m, Capileira is a good base for walking in the gorge itself or up to the Sierra Nevada."
37.47087, -5.643379, "Carmona", "Pint-size, sleepy Carmona packs a historical wallop, evoking the Roman occupation of Iberia. The town claims an architectural legacy from every occupying force dating from 206 B.C., when the Romans defeated the resident Carthaginian army."
36.44724, -5.273002, "Casares, Malaga", "To say that Casares is beautiful is an understatement. Most of the white villages are beautiful but there is something very special about the sight of Casares that causes the visitor to park the car and simply stare or take a photo. There are the sugar cubes again, piled precariously high and just nudging the battlements of an Arab castle. It is hard to believe that this enchanting, typical village is only nine miles from the hustle and bustle of the coast and somehow succeeded in avoiding the coach tour circuit. It is best to approach the village for the first time when driving from the coast road (N340/A7) by turning inland at Km. 147 (between Estepona and Sabinillas) near Torre de la Sal and head inland for 15 km. The scenery is picturesque, so take your time. Suddenly you turn a bend in the road, and are treated to a spectacular view of the village with its medieval fortress."
42.255895, 3.07646, "Castelló d'Empúries", "Has 13th century Gothic churches."
42.465118, -6.12911, "Castrillo de los Polvazares, Leon", "Castile and Leon"
38.07925, -1.271704, "Ceutí*, Murcia", "It is strategically located at the foot of some pretty mountains in the Ricote valley. Spend time soaking up the magic of its streets and the atmosphere."
40.598865, -6.530449, "Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca", "Situated on a rise above the Agueda River, was fortified and became a bishopric under Ferdinand II of León. The whole urban area within the medieval walls has been declared a historic-artistic monument."
40.002555, 3.843206, "Ciutadella*, Menorca", "Sits high above its harbour."
37.87794, -4.778403, "Cordoba", "Best Spanish Cities 8 - The Mequita (mosque) in Cordoba is the city’s main attraction, but the area around it is equally appealing, in particular the Jewish quarter. 12 Treasures of Spain - Cathedral–Mosque of Córdoba Top ten most beautiful villages in Spain 2 12 Treasures of Spain - Cathedral–Mosque of Córdoba"
43.308578, -5.05472, "Covadonga, Asturias", "First significant battle won by Christian`s against Moors  in 722. In Picos de Europa"
43.559111, -6.149106, "Cudillero", "Top ten most beautiful villages in Spain 2"
40.072025, -2.136304, "Cuenca", "Set amid a landscape of rugged limestone outcroppings at the junction of two rivers, Cuenca is a fascinating combination of medieval masonry and cantilevered balconies that seem to float above the steep gorges below. The angularity of the architecture here is said to have inspired early versions of cubism, a fact commemorated in Cuenca's Museo de Arte Abstracto Español. This museum is considered one of the finest modern art museums in Spain. Beautiful town Set amid a landscape of rugged limestone outcroppings at the junction of two rivers, Cuenca is a fascinating combination of medieval masonry and cantilevered balconies that seem to float above the steep gorges below. The angularity of the architecture here is said to have inspired early versions of cubism, a fact commemorated in Cuenca’s Museo de Arte Abstracto Español. This museum is considered to be one of the finest modern art museums in Spain."
39.746029, 2.64738, "Deià, Mallorca", "Top ten most beautiful villages in Spain 10"
39.312408, -0.31771, "El Palmar , Valencia", "Nature lovers visit El Palmar for Lago de la Albufera, a shallow coastal lagoon of exceptional beauty."
37.13343, -6.48422, "El Rocio, Huevla", "This is a strange outpost of the Wild West, with wide, sandy streets lined with houses complete with broad verandahs and wooden rails for tying up horses. It's famous for its annual romería, the Rocío Pilgrimage at Pentecost when it is overflowing with a seething mass of a million pilgrims with horses and decorated carts."
38.26348, -0.699524, "Elche", "Although famed as a charming medieval village, Elche is Best known as the excavation site of one of the premier sculptures of the Roman Empire in Iberia, La Dama de Elche, now exhibited in Madrid’s archaeological museum. These days, you can still see date palms planted originally by the Phoenicians and a mystery play celebrating the Assumption of the Virgin, which has been performed in the village church every year since the 1300s."
39.78236, 2.74108, "Fornalutx, Mallorca", "Fornalutx is a mountainous municipality and village on Majorca, one of the Balearic Islands."
36.791094, -3.895117, "Frigiliana, Malaga", "A perfectly preserved Andalucian white village with lots of rooftop terraces to enjoy a class of vino Malaga, olives and an ocean view Best Small Town 4 - Before one reaches Nerja, there is a turnoff for Frigiliana and one goes up the mountain for about 8 kilometers. Frigiliana has been named the most picturesque village in Spain for many years in a government run contest and it is a white town. Every small plaza has a chapter of the town's history done in ceramic tile. As one see all the plazas, one understands the complete history of the town. During Moorish times many of the Moorish nobles lived in this town. This town is truly extremely charming and unforgettable. Many foreigners are now buying houses in the town. One can walk up to the top of the town and get very good views of the seacoast. The sweet wine of Frigiliana is famous and many visitors go to this town just to buy the wine. This town has had the least development of white towns along the coast, so it is the most original. The charm of this town is overwhelming!"
43.3699, -1.793614, "Fuenterrabia, Hondarribia", "Top ten most beautiful villages in Spain 3"
43.303115, -2.204966, "Getaria", "Pretty and spectacular"
41.98086, 2.818745, "Girona", "Small city with an interesting medieval centre full of wonderful history"
37.170391, -3.60542, "Granada, Andalusia", "12 Treasures of Spain - Alhambra Best Spanish Cities 3 - It is amazing the amount of cool things to do that you can fit in such a small city. With its Moorish Alhambra fortress, the free tapas and Moroccan tea houses, you won’t want to leave. The stunningly ornate Moorish palace, the Alhambra, is one of Spain’s most visited monuments and it’s not hard to see why. A sprawling complex of palaces surrounded by ornate gardens perched atop of a hill with the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains behind, it’s in a spectacular location. The interior is similarly beautiful with romantic intricate Moorish-style decoration around peaceful courtyards contrasting with the powerfully simplistic lines of later vast Baroque additions."
36.759455, -5.366894, "Grazalema, Cadiz", "Another gem."
39.450944, -5.326307, "Guadalupe , Cáceres", "Guadalupe is a town that offers tourists its cobbled streets, iron balconies and wooden buildings trusses, fitted together, with squares that take us back to times past"
43.317059, -2.67613, "Guernica*, Vizcaya", "Guernica is a small village in the heart of Basque country and a symbol of resistance and independence for the Basques."
40.954385, 0.31489, "Horta de Sant Joan", "Best Small Town 5 - One of Catalonia’s favorite little towns is called Horta de Sant Joan. It is a medieval village made of stone, sitting on top of a mountain, and it has a great deal of charm, and great views of the surrounding countryside. It is located in the southeast of Catalonia. The village is famous because it has a small Picasso museum. When Picasso was young, he had a companion who came from this village and he invited Picasso to paint with him in the village. They spent two years holed up in a cave near the town and painted many things there. Later when Picasso became famous, he returned to the town with his French girlfriend, Fernande. He left the town when the townswomen started throwing stones to Fernande because she was living with Picasso without being married. Picasso had a gun at that time and he fired several shots in the air to scare the women off. Picasso and his girlfriend left the town right after that. When Picasso died, the town started the museum and asked the Picasso family for some of his paintings for the museum, with negative results. The Picassos did not want to hand the town a fortune in paintings. So they bought lithographs of the paintings that Picasso painted while he was in the town, when Picasso started his cubist period. These are what you find in the museum now, and it is a good collection, but of course they are not originals. There is a big restaurant in the town called the Miralles Restaurant, which is part of a hotel. The food is very typical, hearty and very good, served by very friendly waitresses."
43.12961, -1.704344, "Ituren , Navarra", "Ituren*is a town and*municipality*located in the province and autonomous community of*Navarre, northern*Spain"
40.488332, -6.107946, "La Alberca, Salamanca", "Very small medieval village in a lovely mountain setting"
41.96299, 3.036, "La Bisbal", "The town is worth visiting for its Main Square and the castle. This Romanesque castle is situated in the middle of the town giving it a romantic look."
39.786362, -3.477258, "La Guardia, Toledo", "Mighty defensive walls towering above the vineyards of Rioja"
40.44303, -6.304159, "La Huetre , Cáceres", "Huetre is situated at an altitude of 709.2 meters above sea level and the ground is tilted 20.89 % and has a population of 186."
28.390381, -16.518999, "La Orotava, Tenerife", "Top ten most beautiful villages in Spain 8"
39.07061, -3.605849, "Las Tablas de Damiel*, Ciudad Real", "The wetland known as Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park."
42.598136, -5.571661, "Leon, Castile and Leon", "Gina says 'Stupendous. Must see cathedral. Stained glass is best in world'."
43.42072, -4.754994, "Llanes, Asturias", "Although small, Llanes, which is almost suspended above the ocean, is visited by tourists in the summer months and particularly during late July and August when it can become busy. The area around this small hamlet is also a must for beach goers with dozens of small beaches hiding around every corner. Most of these beaches are narrow and sheltered and many have rocks, or the outcrops of the cliffs at their boundaries. Llanes is reputed to have some of the best beaches in Asturias."
42.4653, -2.446177, "Logroño*, La Rioja", "The capital of the province of*La Rioja. Much of Logroño is modern but it does have an old quarter worthy of a visit."
43.00951, -7.56938, "Lugo, Galicia", "The city of Lugo lays claim to be Galicia’s oldest and most historic provincial capitol. It is located next to the Mino river."
40.4203, -3.705774, "Madrid", "Best Spanish Cities 1 - Some find the pace of life and diversity of the city incredibly exciting, while others are daunted by the size of the city and fail to get to grips with what Madrid can offer. The longer you spend here, the more you'll enjoy it."
42.347804, -0.727272, "Mallos de Riglos, Huesca", "Fantastic mountains"
36.513001, -6.275161, "Medina , Cádiz ", "Medina-Sidonia. The town belonged to the Phoenicians, Romans and later the Moslems, who gave it the appearance that it still conserves today."
36.46318, -5.928274, "Medina Sidonia", "The traces of moorish civilization can be found."
38.91605, -6.34648, "Mérida, Extremadura", "12 Treasures of Spain - Roman theatre"
38.91604, -6.346524, "Mérida ", "Roman Theatre,*Amphitheatre*and*Trajan's Arch.  Well preserved c"
36.597738, -4.636418, "Mijas", "Best Small Town 2 - Mijas is a white town of Malaga, located close to Fuengirola, going up the mountain. This town is prepared for tourism and has plentiful parking because there is a large parking building (12 stories) in the town. Just follow directions as you enter the town. On top of the parking building is the tourism office, one of the best in the Costa del Sol. Beside this office one can see the many burros that are part of the town's famous burro taxi fleet. One can take pictures of these burros and ride them. There is a nearby lookout point that has a little park and you can see below the coastline and the city of Fuengirola. There is also a little chapel in the grotto, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The town has many top quality stores and many good restaurants. The town is so charming that when Robert Redford was younger, he decided to live in Mijas with his family for a year. Mijas has a very good hotel called Hotel Mijas, a 4 star hotel at the entrance to the town, with a good restaurant, wonderful views, and a swimming pool. A very good restaurant with a stupendous view is the Restaurante La Alcazaba located at the Plaza de la Constitucion. Wander through streets and alleys once trod by the Phoenicians, the Celts, and the Moors. Today, the town offers a welcome dose of medieval flair on the Costa del Sol, a region otherwise filled with modern, anonymous, and often ugly resort hotels."
43.14624, -4.71003, "Mogrovejo, Cantabria", "Mogrovejo is a beautiful little village nestled into the mountain scenery of the Picos de Europa mountain range. Mogrovejo has been listed as a site of historic and cultural significance. Its houses of stone and brick often have distinctive wrought iron balconies and impressive entrances. Most were built in the 16 - 18th centuries. Really it is not for specific sights that you visit Mogrovejo it is the beauty of the village as a whole with its rather alpine style houses with their lovely balconies and the backdrop of the mountains that make this village such a pleasure to visit. Indeed it is one of Spain's most beautiful villages"
Second part of Spain

37.27917, -6.829289, "Moguer , Huelva", "Moguer origins were in neolithic times as well as a relationship with the Phoenicians and the Romans. Columbus’ ship La Niña was built in the local port when he went to America.  "
41.37534, 1.16433, "Montblanc , Tarragona", "A walled medieval town near Tarragona. Celebrated site of where St. George killed the dragon."
37.323651, -4.005065, "Montefrio", "Another quaint village with a striking setting."
40.618912, -0.09779, "Morella, Castellón", "A medieval village located in the region of "Comunitat Valenciana" with huge castles with a rich renaissance history."
36.751916, -3.876215, "Nerja", "Best Small Town 3 - Nerja is located on the coast, about 40 km away from Malaga, and this small town is the favorite of the English, and with good reason. The town has one of the best climates in Spain. The main tourist attraction is the Balcon de Europa, or “Balcony of Europe", which has beautiful views of the sea and the surrounding mountains. This is a beautiful place to sit on the benches in the little park adjacent to the balcony. The beaches here are quite small and intimate. Take a walk to the parador and you will have one of the best views from there. The parador has a beautiful garden and overlooks one of the beaches, and in the background are the mountains. The sight is especially beautiful during winter, when the mountain tops may be covered in snow. There are many stores in Nerja that are quite sophisticated and you can get quality merchandise, and many of these stores are on Calle Pintada. There are several good leather stores in town and jewelry stores too. Many stores carry quality souvenirs like Lladro. On the Costa del Sol at the Balcón de Europa (Balcony of Europe) lies this Mediterranean gem and its palm-shaded promenade jutting into the sea. Lined with antique iron lampposts, the village overlooks a pretty beach and fishing fleet. The resort town is on a sloping site at the foot of a wall of jagged coastal mountains. You can snuggle up in the parador or lodge at one of the little inns on the narrow streets."
43.009519, -7.569381, "O Cebreiro, Lugo", "O Cebreiro is a village which has a series of pallozas, or round stone houses with a straw roof, which are still standing and which were inhabited until relatively recently. One of them, but of recent construction, forms part of one of the two country holiday establishments in town; another, much older, has been converted into an ethnological museum, which has free entry and is open in the mornings and afternoons. A must in O Cebreiro is a visit to the pre-Romanesque church, the oldest remaining fully intact on the Pilgrim's Route to Santiago de Compostela, and which contains a Holy Grail. Its bells rang during the winter to guide the pilgrims through the mists. You should also stop by the San Giraldo de Aurillac lodging house, without a doubt the most frequented after Roncesvalles since it has been in operation since the 9th century."
42.47964, -1.651829, "Olite , Navarra", "Palacio Real de Olite. Gothic palace pertaining to the old Crown of Navarre."
36.935995, -5.255654, "Olvera, Cadiz", "A castle on top of its hill is Olvera’s main attraction but the steps going there are equally magnificent."
43.362689, -5.847531, "Oviedo, Asturias", "A pedestrian historic quarter makes strolling in Oviedo a pleasure, from the University to the Cathedral, and from the palace of the Marquis of San Félix to the Camposagrado. A walk littered with statues which appear on the pavements on sites of historic importance. To take a rest, there are a great many squares and small squares filled with chigres (cider bars). The tower of Oviedo's Cathedral marks the starting point of any tour of the provincial capital. Built in the flamboyant Gothic style, its tower, rose window and entrance portico guard the greatest symbols of Asturias. The chapel of San Miguel, or Cámara Santa, houses the Holy Chest, the Cross of los Ángeles and the Cross of la Victoria, relics also visited by the pilgrims heading for the holy city of Santiago de Compostela. These symbols appear on the coats of arms of both Oviedo and the Principality of Asturias. In the cathedral area we can see examples of some of the most significant buildings in Oviedo: the church of San Tirso, the Fine Arts Museum or the Archaeological Museum, these latter two housed in the former Velarde Palace and the convent of San Vicente. Given the impossibility of preserving a great many architectural features and sculptures in the pre-Romanesque style (8th- 10th centuries) in their places of origin, in buildings scattered among the valleys, mountains and small villages, pieces from these churches can be found in the Archaeological Museum. In this way, we can cover the entire history of art in Asturias from the Bronze Age, as well as seeing prehistoric, Roman, Visigothic and Romanesque collections. The innovative pre-Romanesque style of Asturias, a precursor to the Romanesque and Gothic styles, is a heritage unique to these lands. Oviedo itself provides the opportunity to take in some of the most significant buildings, such as Santa María del Naranco, San Miguel de Lillo and San Julián de los Prados, all of them National Monuments. These temples and palaces, along with Santa Cristina de Lena, la Cámara Santa and la Foncalada (a medieval fountain) have been given World Heritage status by UNESCO. The city of Oviedo is made up of interesting squares which help us to get around the city. The Cathedral square leads us to the square of Alfonso II the Chaste, which gathers together the palaces of Valdecarzana and la Rúa. In Cimadevilla, the oldest part of the historic quarter, we will find the unusual plaza de Trascorrales, which houses the former exchange, and Constitution Square. The 18th-century City Hall building and the church of San Isidoro stand here. And next door, the arcaded Fontán Square, a name also given to the old iron and glass market. The coloured houses which stand on this square also give on to the lively square of Daoíz y Velarde. A great many porches open out onto this area serving natural cider"
41.91816, 3.15976, "Palafrugell", "Palafrugell itself has the Gothic church of San Martín, with a 17th century retablo, and remains of its old town walls. "
41.988932, 3.110658, "Palau-sator", "Peratallada is a well-preserved medieval walled town, many of the narrow streets and building foundations literally carved right into the natural rock."
41.967859, 3.148263, "Pals", "Small medieval village on the Costa Brava"
43.325829, -1.91973, "Pasajes de San Juan, Pasai Donibane, Guipuzcoa", "Pasajes de San Juan is a small village of narrow and windy streets that end on a beautiful walk that  comes up to a cliff."
41.131367, -3.808311, "Pedraza, Segovia", "Top ten most beautiful villages in Spain 6. One of the most beautiful villages in Spain. It is quite peaceful and has the added lure of restaurants offering some of the best food I've ever eaten. An easy drive from Madrid or the Madrid airport. Arcaded square seen against a backdrop of snowcapped mountains"
36.606096, -5.289973, "Pedraza de la Sierra", "Like a journey back in time to the Middle Ages. Old stone houses line cobbled streets with the smell of meat and wood ovens in the air."
42.428028, -6.54113, "Penalba de Santiago, Leon", "Mozarab style monastary built in the 10th century with a wonderful entrance. 20km from Ponferrada."
38.731993, 0.118272, "Peñiscola , Castellón", "Peñiscola is a small peninsula that sets out to the ocean. The beauty of the place lies on the sandy beaches."
42.308299, 3.011437, "Peralada, Girona", "The town still has several constructions from the Middle Ages, such as the Romanesque cloister of the convent of Sant Domènec, and the old Gothic convent of Carme"
41.979038, 3.09016, "Peratallada, Girona", "This lovely village is carved of stone from the moat which surrounds Peratallada. Defensive walls surround parts of the village and a castle. It was one of the best fortified medieval villages in Spain."
43.194809, -4.86049, "Picos de Europa", "Spain’s natural scenery – from the sandy coastline to the vast plains – is constantly surprising, but the lofty peaks of the Picos de Europa mountain ranges are without doubt the most spectacular. Craggy mountain peaks, verdant valleys and raging rivers combine to make this chunk of northern Spain perfect hiking and adventure territory – whitewater rafting and snowshoeing are particular favourites. There’s heaps of wildlife too including the endangered Cantabrian Brown Bear and wolves."
42.548335, -6.598339, "Ponferrada, Castile and Leon", "It lies on the Sil River, a tributary of the river Miño, in the El Bierzo valley, completely surrounded by mountains."
43.15377, -4.622339, "Potes", "Barrio Viejo, old district in the heart of the city, preserved a spectacular medieval aspect. The two old bridges "puente de San Cayetano" and "puente de la Carcel" contribute significantly to that environment of past centuries."
42.289388, -8.143431, "Ribadavia , Ourense", "Ribadavia is simply a delightful Gallego town. The Hostal Plaza, in the Plaza Mayor, had been an almost inspired choice to stay and from the Plaza there were steep and narrow roads or streets down into the old town."
36.741795, -5.166279, "Ronda, Malaga", "Best Small Town 1 - Ronda is set on a high bluff overlooking the fields below and the views are incredible. In the Tourism office, one can pick up a map which shows where the most important tourist attractions are. The town includes a modern parador built on the edge of a cliff. There are historic churches and palaces (now museums) from the time of the Moors in the town. There is also one of the oldest bullfight rings in Spain in the center of town, and during one part of the year they celebrate the Goyescas, where the bullfighters dress in period costumes depicting times during the painter Goya's lifetime. Many celebrities have been enraptured by the town and Orson Welles was buried here, in the ranch of one of his bulfighter friends, Antonio Ordoñez. The town has an old part and a new part and they are joined by a bridge which goes over the gorge. The bridge is the favorite place for tourists to look down at the little stream at the bottom of the gorge and take pictures. Not to be missed is the Palacio de Mondragon, which has many Mudejar features, and a beautiful garden overlooking the gorge. The municipal museum is located in this palace. Then there is the Church of Santa Maria de la Encarnacion, La Mayor, which has a beautiful retable. It was a mosque and was converted into a Catholic church. Across from this church is the City Hall, built in 1734. There is a city park that is beautifully tranquil and that runs along the edge of a cliff. One has gorgeous views from the edge of this park over the surrounding countryside. Ronda is not to be missed! Everyone who has gone to Ronda remembers this town for a lifetime. One can also pick up quality souvenirs in the town. Top ten most beautiful villages in Spain 7 The site appears inhospitable -- a gorge slices through the town center and its twin halves are connected with bridges that are antiques in their own right. But the winding streets of this old Moorish town are perfect for wandering, and the views of the surrounding Andalusian countryside are stupendous. Ronda is also revered by bullfighting fans, both for its bullring (the oldest and most beautiful in Spain) and the region's skill in breeding the fiercest bulls in the country."
42.024799, 2.46587, "Rupit , Barcelona", "Medieval Village Of Rupit"
40.964225, -5.663849, "Salamanca", "Best Spanish Cities 10 - Salamanca, two-and-a-half hours north-west of Madrid, is a beautiful university town with strikingly uniform sandstone architecture (uniform in a good way). An ancient Celtic town, is also a Renaissance city with striking architecture. Its sandstones buildings have a beautiful lustre giving the city the nickname, La Ciudad Dorado."
42.021036, 2.930482, "San Marti Vell", "Charming small village well known for its Gothic spire."
43.317385, -1.979399, "San Sebastian, Guipuzcoa", "Best Spanish Cities 5 - One of the nicest beaches in Spain and even better pintxos. 12 Treasures of Spain - Beach of La Concha "
43.384296, -4.399547, "San Vicente de la Barquera, Cantabria", "The bridge de la Maza is an important work of medieval engineering that began to be constructed in stone in the 15th century and with her 32 arches was in that time the largest bridge in the kingdom. The present bridge dates back of the epoch of Carlos III(18th c.) and is 2 km long. The vantage point enjoyed by this castle made it a key place against invasions by normands and vikings. From the castle can be seen part of the old city wall that used to encircle the town. This wall had doors for the use of the people walking the Camino de Santiago's north route. The castle can be visited and it is also a great vantage point to take some good photos of the ria coming into the town."
36.77772, -6.357599, "Sanlúcar de Barrameda , Cádiz", "Delightful small town flanked by the Guadalquivir estuary. The town dates back to Roman times. Later the Moors built a defensive fort here which evolved into a major port under the Catholics. Columbus set sail from Sanlúcar in 1498 and, a few decades later, the Portuguese, Ferdinand Magellan set off to circumnavigate the globe from here. Barrio Alto where most of the interesting sights can be seen."
41.970821, 3.12655, "Sant Feliu de Boada", "On the Costa Brava"
41.923038, 2.32332, "Sant Julia", "An old summer resort, Sant Julia contains the restored monastery of Sant Llorenç del Munt, the Romanesque church of Vilalleons and the sancturay of Puig-l’Agulla."
42.14665, 2.570345, "Santa Pau , Girona", "Outstanding on account of its medieval monuments. The "Vila Vella" (Old Town), Plaça de la Arqueria Square, the castle and Santa María Church can be seen in this unique village, packed with charm and magic."
43.4615, -3.810009, "Santander*, Cantabria", "Cathedral, Palacio de la Magdalena, Lighthouse of Cabo Mayor, Devil's Bridge Rocks in beaches of Cueto"
42.87685, -8.54437, "Santiago de Compostela, Galicia", "12 Treasures of Spain - Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela Best Spanish Cities 9 - The destination of those on the Camino de Santiago, Santiago's cathedral is one of the oldest and most beautiful in Spain. The green countryside around Santiago is also well worth seeing. Spain’s many vast Gothic cathedrals are testament to the country’s long-held Christian traditions. Perhaps the most spellbinding is the vast one at Santiago de Compostela. It’s a huge building smothered in Baroque swirls, statues and stalagmites. Possibly the most remarkable vista is the Western facade which forms the main entrance, accessed by a magnificent quadruple flight of stairs. The cathedral is also the final destination of the thousands of pilgrims who walk the Way of St James trail each year."
43.38884, -4.108569, "Santillana del Mar, Cantabria", "12 Treasures of Spain - Cave of Altamira Best Small Town 6 - Santillana del Mar is about 35 kilometers from Santander. This is one of Spain’s most beautiful towns. The architecture is that of the middle ages, with the houses made of stone. The streets are made of cobblestones. The streets are narrow and no car traffic is allowed. It is like a middle ages theme park. The town is also called the town of the three lies. “Santi” signifies being saintly, but the town is not. “Llana” means a plain, but the town is hilly. Lastly “del mar” means that it is beside the sea, but the town is inland. Beside the town are the caves of Altimira, famous for their prehistoric cave paintings. No one is allowed there now because the paintings are fragile. However the government has constructed a museum beside the caves that tried to duplicate the caves. Entrance to the museum is timed, so one needs to make a reservation through the web before going there. One of the best paradors in Spain is the Parador de Santillana. There are many good restaurants in town. The best meson in town is called El Castillo, with elegant rooms and very hearty and good food. Has a history doing back to the Stone Age. Jean-Paul Sartre called it “the prettiest village in Spain.” Only 6 blocks long and just 5km (3 miles) from the sea, Santillana del Mar perfectly captures the spirit of Cantabria. It’s also near the Cuevas de Altamira, often called “the Sistine Chapel of prehistoric art.” Romanesque houses and mansions line the ironstone streets. People still sell fresh milk from their stable doors, as if the Middle Ages had never ended, but you can live in comfort at one of Spain’s grandest paradors, Parador de Santillana, a converted 17th-century mansion."
41.96232, -3.419331, "Santo Domingo de Silos", "Abbey. Gina says 'Spiral column in incredible cloisters. Great choir.'"
40.94845, -4.116564, "Segovia", "Roman Remains - The Romans ruled Spain for over 700 years and there are reminders of their presence all over the country. Perhaps the most remarkable, is the wonderfully preserved aqueduct at Segovia in central Spain. It was used by the ancient Romans to bring water to the city. A double-height set of graceful arches, it’s 2950 feet long and it’s held together just by the weight of gravity on the carefully carved blocks that comprise it. There is no mortar whatsoever. With its 167 arches, at its highest point, it reaches almost 900 feet high – an incredible feat of engineering."
41.29729, -3.748729, "Sepulveda, Segovia", "Very cute"
36.86261, -5.1759, "Setenil, Cadiz", "Setenil de las Bodegas is a town (pueblo) in the province of Cádiz, Spain, famous for its dwellings built into rock overhangs above the Rio Trejo."
37.387691, -6.00181, "Seville, Andalusia", "12 Treasures of Spain - Seville Cathedral Best Spanish Cities 4 - Seville is hot! And in more ways than one. Not only do the Alcazar and Cathedral enchant all those that visit it, but the temperatures in the summer often reach 120ºF! Plaza de Espana - The majestic capital of the Andalusia region, Seville is stuffed with beautiful sights and is wonderfully atmospheric. The Plaza de Espana was designed by local architect Anibal Gonzalez for the great 1929 Ibero-American Exhibition that was held in the city and virtually bankrupted it. It’s a feast of ornate colourful towers and colonnades decorated with tiles and motifs. At its centre there’s a huge fountain and canals which visitors can float along on on hired pedalos. It’s such a striking place that it often features in movies – most notably Star Wars Episode 2 – Attack of the Clones. South of Barcelona is Spain's most romantic Mediterranean beach town, with a 2.5km-long (1 1/2-mile) sandy beach and a promenade studded with flowers and palm trees. Sitges is a town with a rich connection to art; Picasso and Dalí both spent time here. Wander its small lanes and inspect the old villas of its Casco Antiguo, the Old Quarter. When not at the beach, you can view three good art museums. Nowadays, thousands of gays and lesbians flock to Sitges, which attracts a wide spectrum of visitors of all persuasions. A town with a rich connection to art"
42.49398, -1.216149, "Sos del Rey Católico , Zaragoza", "Sos del Rey Catolico, receives its name for being the birth place of Ferdinand II of Aragon. A walled community, build on a foundation of rock, the village of Sos del Rey Catolico remains today much as it has in historic times. Of note, is the Jewish presence and their eventual expulsion that is documented in the archaeological records left in the village's homes, streets and cellars."
41.11693, 1.254105, "Tarragona", "From the artistic point of view, there are not many places that have such a large number of monuments and tourist attractions concentrated in such a small area as Tarragona has. Iberian civilization remains are plentiful in the whole region, as well as multiple Roman vestiges, especially in Tarragona city, where you can follow the traces of Rome in the Catalonian region. The splendorous past of the city is enclosed in its several well preserved edifices. "
28.293275, -16.52266, "Tenerife, Canary Islands", "12 Treasures of Spain - Teide National Park"
39.86185, -4.025242, "Toledo", "World Heritage City Toledo was once the capital city of Spain, and it still retains the atmosphere and aura which are characteristic of so many European capital cities. Toledo is a magic place, probably one of the most spectacular cities in the world. The buildings and winding streets contained within the old city walls hold hundreds of years of history, and the River Tajo which runs alongside the city walls adds to its charm and beauty."
39.458189, -5.875889, "Trujillo", "Top ten most beautiful villages in Spain 5 Best Small Town 8 - Trujillo is a small town in Extremadura and has a population of 9,000. It was the home of several famous conquistadores. On top of a hill is the main plaza, which is huge and contains a huge equestrian statue of Pizarro. The Palacio de Pizarro is now a convent beside a school run by the nuns. There is a beautiful Renaissance patio in the palace. Then there is the Palacio de los Duques de San Carlos, also with a very large Renaissance patio. Beside it is the Church of San Martin, very old but not noteworthy. Way up the hill is the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor, with the best altar in the city. Pizarro was accompanied by many men from Trujillo, so they all returned after the conquest and built many other palaces of the Renaissance style. This makes this little town quite interesting, one of the most interesting in Spain."
38.011185, -3.371509, "Úbeda, Jaen", "Top ten most beautiful villages in Spain 9"
36.677661, -5.44757, "Ubrique, Cadiz", "Ubrique is an enchanting white town whose history is hidden under the blanket of the mountains, which cover it. It has a rich past which reflects its heritage: narrow streets with a medieval layout, fountains and large houses, and the many churches"
41.727495, -5.200354, "Uruena, Valladolid", "Defensive wall. Book town."
39.468791, -0.376913, "Valencia, Valencia", "12 Treasures of Spain - Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències Best Spanish Cities 7 - Valencia is a lot smaller than you would expect from the third most populated city in Spain, but it still has enough charm to keep you busy for a couple of days. Don’t forget to try the Paella Valenciana! (Paella was invented in Valencia.) City of Arts and Sciences - Spain has its share of outstanding historical architecture, but it’s also looking firmly towards the future for many of its building projects of more recent years. The wonderful curves of the Guggenheim museum have really put Bilbao on the map, but it’s the City of Arts and Sciences designed by the wonderfully exuberant Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava that is the pinnacle of modern architecture in Spain. His amorphous, buildings in stark white are a feast of odd angles and unusual shapes at any time of the day, but they look particularly spectacular when floodlit at night."
36.254578, -5.96443, "Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz", "A classic example of the white villages of Andalusia. With its steep alleyways and white-walled homes decorated with geraniums it was named in 1978 as the most beautiful village in Spain. Such a great little town, very beautiful and simple and close to the beach. Incredible charm and history. Spectacular views."
42.609356, -6.808475, "Villafranca del Bierzo*, Leon", "This is rural Spain, take it or leave it. See the ‘official’ guide-book attractions (particularly the Romanesque church), but above all enjoy the town for what it is. Its network of cobbled streets and alleyways conceals large houses bearing their coats of arms and nestling behind spacious courtyards, while squeezed into any remaining spaces are tiny houses, with wrought iron balconies garlanded with flowers. In some ways it is the equal of Santillana del Mar; but while Santillana has a stage-set Disneyland quality, Villafranca is undeniably the real thing."
38.42302, -6.416479, "Zafra", "Best Small Town 7 - Zafra was an important Moorish town with the name of Safra. The town is located in Extremadura. In 1241 King Fernando III captured the town for the Christians. In 1394 the town became the domain of the Duke of Feria from the Suarez de Figueroa family. In 1437 one of the dukes built the castle, which has 9 towers with a height of 24 meters. The old fortified town is beside this fortress and is one of the most beautiful towns in Spain. The whole town center is whitewashed and the facades cannot be changed, so it looks like it did in the 15th century. The castle is now the parador, with the name of Hernan Cortes. It has ample parking in front of the building. The patio was the former courtyard, and is impressive in size and style, because it has the style of the Renaissance. The form is square, with graceful arches built over columns. This arcade continues to the second floor of the building. In the center of the patio is a large fountain. Everything in the patio is faced with marble. There is a large canvas tarp that covers the patio and protects it from the sun. This patio contains one of the restaurants of the hotel (good food). In the town center, the streets are very narrow and are lined with cobblestones. There are two main plazas with arcades, called the Plaza Grande and the Plaza Chica. There is also the Santa Clara Convent, built in 1430. The town has a small history museum in a house with a Moorish ajimez (curved window divided in the center by a column). Outside the walls of the town center is a modern city with beautiful parks. The town is very peaceful and probably a good place to live in. Zafra's 15th-century castle is the largest and best preserved in the region. It is set within the angular, stark white architecture of Zafra, which is also said to have inspired the cubists. "
36.741255, -5.781619, "Zahara de la Sierra, Cadiz", "Zahara is one of the famed white villages of Andalucia - Los Pueblos Blancos. Strolling the irregular, narrow streets is intriguing and permits you to catch glimpses of old Spanish doorways and porches."
36.13755, -5.84644, "Zahara de los Atunes.", "Zahara de los Atunes has some fantastic beaches; windswept and rugged, with crystal clear waters and fine white sands. Located at the foot of the bull route, the surrounding landscape is stunning; it remains completely unspoilt. The village of Zahara has its own special charm. It has strong associations with the Atlantic Ocean. You can still see the remains of monuments dating back to the 15th Century. The Castle de las Almadrabas (Castle of the Tunny Nets) was built by the Dukes of Medina Sidonia to protect against invasion from pirates."
41.65173, -0.88132, "Zaragoza, Aragon", "12 Treasures of Spain - Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar"
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