Ávila is just 70 miles away from Madrid, which makes it ideal for a day trip but once you see the way the city walls are lit up at night in an ethereal glow, behold the castle-like Gothic cathedral, or taste the famous yemas de Santa Teresa, we'd wager you'll want to stick around for a night or two.
Unlike the single-hue towns that dot Spain's countryside, this fishing village on the Bay of Biscay explodes with multi-colored pastels—each house taking on its identity of its own with an overall effect that is nothing short of mesmerizing.
Northern Spain or the Swiss Alps? Wake up in this village, surrounded by the tallest peaks in the Pyrenees mountain range and it can be hard to tell.
Pink, orange, and red houses fill this isolated mountain town, set in a rocky valley on a bend of the Guadalaviar River.
Set high in the mountains, on the edge of a 400-foot cliff, the views of the valley below Ronda are stunning and the three bridges that span the canyon are mind-boggling feats of engineering.