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The Five Prettiest Towns of the Vuelta

This year’s Vuelta a España will kick off on Saturday August 22nd and conclude on Sunday September 13th. The cyclists will have to pedal their way through 3,375 kilometers, starting in the town of Puerto Banús and ending up in Madrid after a three weeks of racing and giving it their most. We’ve decided to introduce you to the five prettiest towns the cyclists will pass through during their three week tour:



Mijas is an Andalusian village in the province of Málaga. It comprises three different areas: Mijas Pueblo, which is the historic center, Las Lagunas and La Cala, on the coast, as any Spanish speakers among you might have guessed. Up until the 50’s Mijas was a fishing and agricultural village. Today it is known for its many beaches, its religious buildings, such as the Chapel dedicated to the Virgin of la Peña and its white houses on the slopes of the hills that surround the village.

Sierra de Cazorla

sierra cazorla

The Sierras de Cazorla Natural Park is located in the province of Jaén, and besides being the largest nature conservation site in Spain, and the second largest in Europe, it is one of the richest natural landscapes in terms of wildlife in the whole Iberian Peninsula. It is home to deer, mountain goats, vultures and eagles that live together in lush vegetation watered by the many rivers and waterfalls that give the place its unique freshness.




Located in the province of Alicante, this coastal town is known for its numerous beaches and rocky bays, like Cala de la Zorra or Cala de la Higuera. Las Lagunas de la Mata and Torrevieja are some of the main saltworks in Europe. But if you’d rather have a more cultural visit, you can’t leave without stopping at monuments like Iglesia Arciprestal de la Inmaculada Concepción or the Mirador de la Torre del Moro.




Located on the Cantabrian coast right by the sea, Comillas will surprise you for its modernist buildings like Gaudi’s El Capricho, or the Fuente de los Tres Caños by Lluís Domènech i Montaner. It is remarkable to see these modernist works blend in with the surrounding baroque and medieval architecture, as in the church of San Cristóbal, a wonderful legacy of an earlier time.

Medina del Campo

medina del campo

The first thing that will catch your eye upon arriving in Medina del Campo is its majestic Castillo de La Mota, overlooking the whole town. It is a walled fortification built in the red bricks that characterize the constructions in the area, and listed for its cultural interest. The gothic historical building of Colegiata de San Antolín is another one of the town’s emblematic monuments; the town’s meeting point for merchants and carnies for many years.

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