Valverde de los Arroyos – Tour of Spain’s most beautiful villages No.11 – ★★☆☆☆☆

Spain Basque journey 2016 GW
Spain Basque journey 2016 GWThe most beautiful village of Spain

Date and Time of Visit: April 28, 2016 at approximately 5:00 p.m.

This village is located in the back of Castile-La Mancha. It was far away but surprisingly the way was not hard.

To Castile-La Mancha again

After visiting Anent, my tenth beautiful village, I went to Valverde de los Arroyos, my second beautiful village of the day. Valverde de los Arroyos is a village in the Castile-La Mancha region.

This village is located in a mountainous area in the middle of Spain, and it takes more than 1 hour and 30 minutes from the nearest highway interchange to get there by ordinary road. So to speak, it is like an isolated island on land.

Although I had a lot of concerns about whether I would get a signal, whether the road would be steep or narrow, the road was actually solid and there were no more ups and downs than I expected, so it was a smooth drive.

Another quiet little village.

And we arrived there around 5pm. It’s a very small village, and we parked our car in a parking lot just outside the village, which looked like a vacant lot. There seemed to be no other cars than those of the local farmers. Of course, I was the only tourist.

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From that vacant lot, you can reach the center of the village in about a minute on foot.

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The stone houses in very striking shades were very beautiful. The village is quite remote, but we saw some locals.

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There seemed to be some kind of tourist resource, a restaurant and a small boutique. However, it is definitely out of season now, so all the shops were closed.

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So, we just strolled around the village for sightseeing.

In addition, there was a church in the village as a matter of course.

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The door was open, so I went in, but when I came out, a villager approached me and said, “You’re not supposed to go in, but I guess I can’t help it. He got angry at me in Spanish. I’m really sorry… This area might be a bit stricter than France.

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Still, this village doesn’t have much information on its official website, so I honestly didn’t know what kind of history it has after all. Still, it seems to have a history from about 1606.

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So, that’s it for sightseeing on this day. And that’s it for my solo travel section. After this, I went to Madrid Barajas Airport for about two hours and met my wife. So I stayed near the airport for the night. But of course, I’ll continue to visit beautiful villages from the next day. (To be continued)