When it comes to a vacation or family weekend getaway, it’s important that the destination offers activities where kids can enjoy the trip just as much as adults. The “Association of the most beautiful villages in Spain” offers five places that will delight young and old.
Albarracín is the perfect choice if you are looking for fresh air, nature, tranquility and a bit of magic. In addition, for the little ones, Albarracin offers the opportunity to visit it. toy museumlocated in an old house in m.
There are toys in this collection, as well as many items related to childhood, such as small kitchens, trains or building games, as well as lead soldiers and school supplies. Parents will be able to see and touch the details that they had fun with as children, and the little ones will be able to discover new games. The museum also offers the opportunity to visit an exhibition of works from the 19th century.
In addition to this museum, Albarracin offers the opportunity to make walk outdoors thanks to its mountain range, which also hides a secret for the smallest: in one of its caves lived the most original dragon in the world, greedy dragon.
This creature, unlike its more aggressive counterparts, did not eat people, but ate sweets. But be careful, because although this dragon is not very dangerous, the Sierra de Albarracin hides another secret. werewolves hide in its trees. This village one of the most beautiful in Spaina place full of legends that will amaze the imagination of the smallest members of the family.
This little one fishing village Asturias is a place of mountains and palaces. One of the main attractions of Lastres is undoubtedly its port, where you can find pleasure boats that allow you to spend a day at sea enjoying the beauty of Biscay. But for those who are not sure if they want to spend the day on a boat, there is always a traditional beach, a place where children can play and enjoy the sea.
For the adventurous, Lastres offers a journey into the past, 100 million years ago. In the village of Lastres is Jura Museum of Asturiaswhere the little ones can discover this historical era. They can see the fossils of these huge animals and marvel at the size of the dinosaurs through their replicas. The museum also organizes workshops for parents and children to learn more about these adorable creatures.
For those who still want to know more about these animals, there is “dinosaur coast“, the name given to the beaches from Gijón to Ribadesella (including Lastres). This area is characterized by an abundance of footprints and skeletal remains of dinosaurs and other Jurassic reptiles. On this stretch of coast you can visit nine places with these fossilized dinosaur footprints. Definitely the perfect village to visit if you have little explorers at home.
Laguardia (Basque Country – Alava)
The unique city of Laguardia enjoys a privileged position in Rioja Alavesa. This is the cradle of archaeological discoveries, and its streets have preserved the typical urban planning of that time. medieval villages. Laguardia offers gastronomy and pleasant family walks along the pedestrian streets, as well as a very attractive cultural and entertainment offer.
One of the most interesting options for children are its underground caves. The history of these caves has five centuries. When Spain was unified in the 16th century, Laguardia lost its importance as a military town and ceased to be the scene of military clashes. There was a period of peace that led to the growth and wealth of the city thanks to the wine trade and important families settled in the territory of Bonanza, which is seen primarily in the palace-like news buildings. Bodegas, or family wine cellars, characteristic of Laguardia, were built throughout this century.
This village could also be visited almost entirely through underground corridors of which these basements are made. Each house has its own underground cellar, the size of which is disproportionate to the size of the house to which it belongs; so there are huge houses with small basements and vice versa. Their main function was to store and store wine in the conditions it needed, although sometimes in history they may have served as shelters or “barracks” where military strategies were developed.
Today, the only one of these caves that is open to the public is Casa Garcetas, but during the visit, children will be able to get an idea of the history of these places. Laguardia is the perfect place to discover the hidden history of Spain.
Peñiscola (Region of Valencia – Castellón)
The idyllic town of Peñiscola in the Valencia region combines sun, beach and family fun. it medieval town by the seaunder the chairmanship of the great templar castle. Peñiscola is a city that does not disappoint anyone and is the perfect place for travelers who want to spend long days in the sun and for those who want to stroll through a city steeped in history.
Toddlers will appreciate Peñiscola Castle, where Benedict XIII, better known as “Papa Moon” or Antipope, took refuge, who spent his last years in this fortress, defending until his death his conviction to be the true Pope of the Catholic Church. .
Toddlers will also enjoy discovering the 5 km promenade du embankment from the tourist trainwhich offers day and night routes. We highly recommend northern beach (which has obtained ISO and AENOR quality certifications, Q for tourism quality and a blue flag), or south beach, where kayaking lessons for adults and children are held, to the quiet Plage des Veuves beach. The beaches of Peñiscola also have sports and entertainment areas for children, including facilities such as 3D webs, pyramids, volleyball courts and beach ball courts.
Mojacar (Andalusia – Almeria)
Almería hides a gem of white houses and tranquil atmosphere called Mojácar. This city of narrow streets, flower-decorated balconies and castles from different eras has a special charm that has made it one of the most visited places in the region.
Mojacar offers wide range of water sports and all kinds of maritime activities in one of the many specialized schools. Children can ride kayaks, catamarans and water bikes. The beautiful beaches also have playgrounds, danger signs, kids areas in restaurants, kids’ menus, and there’s an aqua park nearby that promises to keep the little ones entertained for hours with its pools and slides.
This is just a small selection.
But these are just some of the opportunities to spend a vacation or a family weekend in some of the most beautiful villages in Spain. An ideal option to switch off, discovering the hidden corners of this beautiful country.