In the Valencian Community There are five towns that are on the list of the ‘Most Beautiful Towns in Spain’, although none of them are in the province of Valencia, but that does not mean that there are incredible municipalities near the city of Turia that are wonderful and at the same time are perfect for making a getaway for a few hours and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

And despite the fact that Valencia is one of the cities most valued by foreign tourism, a few kilometers from it there are also beautiful charming enclaves and they are worth visiting. From localities to shores of the Mediterranean to medieval towns in the interior of the Valencian Community, these towns are a true wonder.

Town of Puentedey, in Las Merindades de Burgos.

One of the most beautiful towns in Spain, located on a stone arch and in the middle of nature

Alcalá del Júcar (Albacete)

Bridge over the Júcar river in Alcalá del Júcar.
Bridge over the Júcar river in Alcalá del Júcar.

A little more than hour and half on the way from Valencia, in the province of Albacete, is the medieval municipality of Alcalá del Júcar, erected on the banks of the river of the same name. This town is known for having houses embedded in the different caves spread throughout the town, although it is also one of the most historic towns in Castilla La-Mancha: its origin dates back to the Muslim era, something that can be seen in buildings such as its 12th century castle. In addition, the natural environment that surrounds it is almost idyllic, so anyone who walks through its streets will completely forget the constant noise of the city.

Peñíscola (Castellón)

Peñíscola Castle
Peñíscola Castle

Two hours from the Valencian city, Alicante is one of the most beautiful coastal municipalities in the entire community, Peniscola. In addition to being a place tremendously touristy Due to its extensive beach, it also has several wonderful enclaves that you must visit no matter what, such as the impressive Papa Luna’s Castle, Erected at the end of the 13th century and from which you have extraordinary views of the Mediterranean. For this reason, it is one of the perfect towns to spend a day of relaxation, since combines sea and spectacular buildings.

Bocairent (Valencia)

View of Bocairent from the Darrere la Vila bridge.
View of Bocairent from the Darrere la Vila bridge.

A little bit one hour and quarter of the capital of the Valencian Community is Bocairent, erected in the heart of the Sierra Mariola and whose origins date back to Prehistory. Here you can find some of the most impressive Christian temples in the south of Valencia, such as the Gothic church of the Virgin of the Assumption or the Hermitage of San Juan, although without a doubt the main tourist attraction of the town is the Caves of the Moors, suspended 300 meters high on the wall of a cliff next to the Clariano River.

Chelva (Valencia)

Town of Chelva.
Town of Chelva.

In Chelva they lived together Christians, Jews and Muslims five centuries ago, and the vestiges of this coexistence can be seen in the different neighborhoods of this municipality located in the Los Serranos region. But in addition to walking through its medieval streets, you can also visit some hiking trails that wind through incredible places, such as the Water Route, that goes through tunnels and waterfalls and will delight any nature lover.

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Xativa (Valencia)

Castell Major.
Castell Major de Xátiva.

This historic town located in the north of the province of Valencia has some of the most impressive buildings in the entire community, such as its gothic castle erected on an Iberian fort or its walled enclosure from the 11th century. In addition, it also has numerous religious buildings of spectacular beauty, such as its collegiate church from the end of the 16th century waves churches of San Félix and San Pedro. It is located just 50 minutes by car from the capital.

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