Spain without the souvenirs
April 11, 2010 3:27 AM Subscribe
I want to go to Spain for a weekend away next month, but I'm really over big European cities -- tourists, tchotchke shops, metro systems, must see galleries and museums. Where can I go?
posted by dontjumplarry to travel & transportation around Spain (17 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Somewhere sleepy and atmospheric, with a slower pace of life, where we can hang in (queer-friendly-ish) bars or restaurants, wander some crumbling old churches, maybe sit under the shade of an orange tree and watch the sun set on rustic hills. Cordoba or Valencia seem like they might fit the bill -- or not?
I'd be up for going to a smaller, semi-rural town somewhere, but I don't want to end up in some random, Spanish equivalent of Wagga Wagga
. Also I don't drive and want it to be reasonably close from a budget airline airport. I guess inland is preferable (want to avoid seaside resorts serving full English).