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  1. Kate @WanderlustChronicles
    November 3, 2018 @ 3:14 am

    Wow! Spain is even more beautiful outside of the major cities. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    • dankiteski
      November 5, 2018 @ 10:20 am

      Thank you for your comment, Kate!

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  2. Christina Erickson
    November 3, 2018 @ 2:22 pm

    Wonderful descriptions. Can’t wait to visit some of these locations!

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  3. Alex Trembath
    November 3, 2018 @ 2:40 pm

    We were actually talking about Spain a couple of days ago, as we’ve only visited Barcelona and we want to explore a lot more of the country. This gives us so many great ideas to plan a trip, as we love to find places off the beaten path. Great article!

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    • dankiteski
      November 5, 2018 @ 10:21 am

      Awesome Alex! I hope you get to visit some of these soon 🙂

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  4. nicole wall
    November 3, 2018 @ 3:54 pm

    I can’t get over how beautiful these photos are! It makes me want to get on a plane and visit right now. Saving this post for future reference. Thanks so much!

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    • dankiteski
      November 5, 2018 @ 10:21 am

      Thank you, Nicole! I hope you get the chance to visit some of these places

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  5. Noraly
    November 3, 2018 @ 4:24 pm

    I thought I knew Spain pretty well – but apparently not! Thanks for compiling this list – I just love exploring the hidden gems that aren’t on the tourist map yet! Love the photographs too, they are amazing!!

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    • dankiteski
      November 5, 2018 @ 10:52 am

      Thank you, Noraly- I’m really glad you liked it

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  6. Kemi
    November 3, 2018 @ 7:23 pm

    Ok. I’ve heard of 0 of these places and I like to think I read a lot on travel and everything. You’re right about Cazorla: first thought into my head was the football player lol. These are absolutely gorgeous and probably a good thing that they’re unknown because over-tourism—> foreign travel companies–> no investment in local population & biz—> pollution—> destruction of natural habitat. We’re trying to clean up polluted tourist spots & natural habitats. Let’s keep these quiet amongst ourselves lol.

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    • dankiteski
      November 5, 2018 @ 10:24 am

      That’s absolutely true, Kemi 🙂 That’s why I always hesitate when I write these articles with hidden gems but I’m always led by the premise that there are people that want to get off the beaten track and enjoy places without tourists and that’s why I keep writing articles similar to this one 🙂

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  7. Anca from Dream, Book, and Travel
    November 3, 2018 @ 8:47 pm

    I have heard before about Extremadura and Cudillero, but had no idea about the rest! It comes in very handy as we are planning our Spain roadtrip itinerary.

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    • dankiteski
      November 5, 2018 @ 10:21 am

      Thank you, Anca! Hope you have a great trip

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  8. kasia
    November 3, 2018 @ 11:27 pm

    There are amazing! The only place in Spain we’ve been to was Barcelona and we didn’t like it. These places are totally a great reason to go back!

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    • dankiteski
      November 5, 2018 @ 10:54 am

      Definitely, Kasia! I visited Spain more than 10 times and every time I discover something new 🙂

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  9. Kavita Favelle
    November 4, 2018 @ 12:16 pm

    I really need to spend some time in Spain, I’ve scarcely visited, only a couple of times, and I love every single suggestion in your post. I am particularly drawn to Carmona, Cudillero, and Altea, Cabo de Gata-Nijar and Cazorla!

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    • dankiteski
      November 5, 2018 @ 10:22 am

      Thank you, Kavita! I hope you visit Carmona, Cudillero, and Altea, Cabo de Gata-Nijar and Cazorla! It will be an amazing experience

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  10. Anjali W
    November 4, 2018 @ 1:19 pm

    I am glad I came across your article. I will be visiting Madrid next year for a week’s vacation. I haven’t planned an itinerary yet but would love to include some of these gems too. I had only heard about Extremadura from your list. Thanks for all the great recommendations.

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    • dankiteski
      November 5, 2018 @ 2:23 pm

      That’s great to hear, Anjali. I’m glad you could find some useful tips here and I hope you get to visit some of these places.

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  11. madhurima
    November 4, 2018 @ 3:56 pm

    Such beautiful photos! I am planning a Euro trip next year and this surely will come handy!

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    • dankiteski
      November 5, 2018 @ 10:55 am

      Thank you, Madhurima! I’m glad you found it useful

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  12. Lisa
    November 4, 2018 @ 5:38 pm

    You’re right, I’ve not heard of any of these places in Spain, and I’ve been a lot! Some of the places, like Babia, really doesn’t look like Spain. I also like that they filmed Indiana Jones at the cabo, how cool! I’ll have to look out for it the next time I’m back.

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    • dankiteski
      November 5, 2018 @ 10:23 am

      That’s one of the reasons why Spanish people joke about Babia 😀 Thanks for the comment

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  13. Italian Trip Abroad
    November 4, 2018 @ 11:17 pm

    I knew some of it. But not all of them. Thank you for sharing.

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    • dankiteski
      November 5, 2018 @ 10:54 am

      Thank you for your comment 🙂

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  14. Ketki
    November 5, 2018 @ 11:39 am

    I would like to add each one to my bucketlist. And so true they all look like hidden gems. Your photography is so stunning. Great post 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      November 5, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

      Thank you, Ketki- I really appreciate it

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  15. amar singh
    November 5, 2018 @ 12:03 pm

    What a brilliant post of a Spain unknown and not the normal tourist trail. It is amazing to know there are so many other places to visit Spain . These will be less touristy I’m sure . For me the main winners are Peñíscola the medieval walled town on the Orange Blossom Coast and the Beach of Cathedrals. Both have spectacular views I must say and ones I would love to visit. Thanks for sharing these hidden gems.

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  16. Yukti
    November 5, 2018 @ 4:24 pm

    These 15 offbeat places of Spain are much more beautiful than the most famous tourist attractions of Spain, I guess. Loved the Beach of Cathedrals with those natural pillar rocks and clear waters. Colorful Cudillero looks very pretty, same as that colorful town on Almafi Coast.

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    • dankiteski
      November 6, 2018 @ 10:54 am

      Thank you, Yukti! I’m glad to hear you liked it

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  17. Anshula
    November 5, 2018 @ 5:21 pm

    I’ve only ever heard of Barcelona for Spain and it was nice to discover all these hidden gems. I would love to visit Oñati someday (I’m so obsessed with gothic architecture). I’m someone who hates crowds at a beach so I would love to visit Zahara and sink into all the local culture.

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    • dankiteski
      November 6, 2018 @ 10:55 am

      Thank you, Anshula and I’m glad you could learn get some cool suggestions for your upcoming trip 🙂

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  18. Alexander Rivera
    November 5, 2018 @ 6:39 pm

    Our family visited Spain and Portugal this past July. Visited Madrid and Lisbon. Big cities. I have never heard of these smaller places. They seem better to me in the sense that they are non-touristy. Thanks for the info. I will look to add these stops in the future.

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    • dankiteski
      November 6, 2018 @ 10:55 am

      Indeed, Alexander- I prefer the non-touristy places too

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  19. Annick
    November 6, 2018 @ 2:45 am

    You have found some real gems in Spain! I’m especially happy to find so many beaches on your list. I’ve wanted to visit Spanish beaches but I’d heard that they were overcrowded. But now I can look forward to visiting some beautiful secluded spots when I visit next summer.

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    • dankiteski
      November 6, 2018 @ 10:55 am

      Thank you, Annick- I’m glad you found some cool suggestions for your summer trip

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  20. Sinjana
    November 6, 2018 @ 5:00 am

    I spent last spring in Spain but didn’t know about these gems. Indeed these are all fantastic and exotic locations. Had I known this before i’d surely have given beach of cathedrals a try. The beach seriously looks so pristine.

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    • dankiteski
      November 6, 2018 @ 10:56 am

      Thank you, Sinjana- I guess you saw this article a bit too late but hey you can always visit again.

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  21. Katie
    November 6, 2018 @ 1:35 pm

    I love Spain but I have never been to these off the beaten path locations! Will definitely check them out when we are back in Europe!

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    • dankiteski
      November 8, 2018 @ 2:01 pm

      Thanks, Katie- I’m glad you liked it

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  22. Val
    November 6, 2018 @ 9:12 pm

    Fantastic selection! I haven’t heard of any of these places before and they all look so pretty! Cabo de Gata-Nijar and the Beach of the Cathedrals are probably my favorite and I’ll surely remember them on my next trip to Spain!

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    • dankiteski
      November 8, 2018 @ 2:01 pm

      Thank you, Val- I’m glad you loved some of the destinations on this list.

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  23. Indu
    November 9, 2018 @ 8:58 pm

    I have not been to Spain yet but would love to. Now reading your post and gazing at your stunning photographs I am excited more.

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    • dankiteski
      November 9, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

      Thanks, Indu- I really appreciate it

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