Ah. Spain. Warmth, paella, dancing girl emoji 💃🏻. Oh, that’s not what comes into your head?
I think for many people… Spain is beaches, Madrid’s stunning history, Barcelona’s Gaudi and nightlife. Its no secret that Europe in general has best kept secrets in every country. These Spanish cities are certainly one of them. I now reside in Spain as an international student & had the chance to explore Spain’s east coast these past 3 months in between studying, exams, and one too many bocadillos (oops?)
3 Spanish Cities you’ve Probably Never Heard of:
1. Murcia, Murcia
This Little city is primarily a University city. Three well-known Uni’s live here and therefore it is a very lively place on the weekends. Murcia is a Little bit of everything. If you are looking for a stoll through the city, you will be delighted with the amount of families and tourists you’ll see enjoying a café largo with a tostada española across the street from La Cathedral. This little city will allow you to embrace all that is Spain, after all you’ll be bombarded with the vibrant flag on every single building.
Instagrammable spot alert: #doorsoftheworld
Plaza del Cardenal Belluga, 1, 30001 Murcia, España
Across the Street from The Roman theatre is my favorite café in the downtown región. This little marble floored café is nestled near a very typical Spanish alleyway. Do yourself a favor and order the patatas bravas accompanied by your fav tinto.
Plaza Julián Romea, 8 Bajo, 30008 Murcia, España
Situated perfectly on Spain’s mediterranean coast, this is a beach town. It was a Little chilly in November so we skipped the swimsuits. We originally visited to shoot at La Muralla Rojo, but after a failed attempt to get in we began to wonder around and found gorgeous spots. (Needless to say, we will be back for La Muralla Roja)
The image below was an ” Omg, pullover look how quaint and cute!” moment and we do not regret it.
Look at this landscape. The isolated rocks and the stone walls. Calpe or Capri?
3. Benidorm, Alicante
This may or may not be the Spanish version of Santorini. Benidorm adopted the blue and White color scheme and accompanied it with skyscrapers. Again, a very typically Spanish town where naps at 1pm and coffee at 3 pm just isn’t an option. You’ll find a clean atmosphere and a smooth mediterranean breeze in this gem.
Carrer de la Garita, 8, 03501 Benidorm, Alicante, España
On top of the fact that they are very picturesque cities, they can all be seen in 1 or 2 days, perfect for weekend trips if you are staying in one of Spain’s major cities.
Big plans and Spanish travels are coming soon!