In Spain there are approximately 300 towns that are completely uninhabited, while almost 1,400 have less than a hundred inhabitants. Some of them are truly beautiful, and although they have little daily movement, they are perfect destinations for those who want run away for a weekend of the continuous movement and bustle that occurs in large cities.

From small towns in the middle of the mountain which are a true paradise to towns with just a few inhabitants near Madrid, in Spain there are many towns where silence prevails to chaos and are perfect for disconnecting from the routine. Of course, some are quite complicated to access by the road.


Albarracin.


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Orbaneja del Castillo

Orbaneja del Castillo Waterfall (Burgos)
Orbaneja del Castillo Waterfall (Burgos)

This impressive town located in the province of Burgos It has only 50 inhabitants, but it is one of the most incredible in all of Spain thanks to its main characteristic: waterfalls. These incredible waterfalls that divide this medieval town in two show off all their splendor during the time of thaw, when these torrents bring a greater flow and provide even more beauty to this municipality. full of caves around it. This magnificent villa is one of the best options for lovers of rural tourism.

Puebla de la Sierra

Puebla de la Sierra
Puebla de la Sierra

With barely 60 inhabitants, this town located just one hour and a half from Madrid By road it is a true haven of peace. Located on the banks of the Puebla River, in the Sierra del Rincón, This 12th century villa has one of the most impressive natural environments in the entire community, thanks to enormous pine forests and oak forests more than 600 years old where many species live. Therefore, Puebla de la Sierra is one of the best excursions that any Madrid native who loves nature and hiking trails can do.

Histree

Histree (Lion)
Histree (Lion)

This tiny town located in El Bierzo It has only a dozen inhabitants, which makes it even more ideal to escape the chaos of the city. Its main attractions are the pallozas, A circular construction typical of the area that gives a special touch to this villa. In addition, you can also visit the baroque church of Santa María, which dates back to the 17th century and was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest.


Bridge in the town of Ea, in the Basque Country.


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Peñalba de Santiago

Peñalba de Santiago.
Peñalba de Santiago.

Also in El Bierzo is another of the most beautiful towns in all of Spain. Peñalba de Santiago is full of stone houses that are concentrated around its Mozarabic church from the 10th century, which has been declared a National Monument. Furthermore, the environment in which it is located could not be more idyllic, since it is completely surrounded by mountains and evergreen trees that create a splendid picture.

Piornedo

“It was made in 1787.”  This is the phrase that can be read in the fountain right at the entrance to this pre-Roman village of Os Ancares.  There are many pallozas, old houses with a round floor plan and roofs made of heather, rye straw or piorno.  From the nearby chapel of San Lorenzo the route to Pico Mustallar begins.
Piornedo.

In Suárbol you could see pallozas, but it is the Galician town of Piornedo that cradle of these constructions pre-Roman and which was declared Historical-Artistic Ensemble. Furthermore, this town of only 36 inhabitants is located in the heart of Sierra de Ancares, one of the most unique environments in the entire Iberian Peninsula and that will delight any nature lover.

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