Are you planning your summer vacation in the last minute? Then give up the popular holiday destinations in favor of some lesser known, but with fairy-tale landscapes. Here are three magnificent cities, which few tourists know.

Ronda, Spain — Puente Nuevo

Ronda town is in the province of Malaga in Spain. This ancient city lies at an altitude of 750 meters above sea level on two mountain plateaus connected by a bridge over a gorge located at a height of 100 meters. It is the perfect destination for those who want a quiet vacation in a picturesque place.

Ronda, Malaga Spain
Ronda, Spain | Photo by António Cascalheira from Pixabay

Ronda is a mountaintop city in Spain’s Malaga province that’s set dramatically above a deep gorge. This gorge (El Tajo) separates the city’s circa-15th-century new town from its old town, dating to Moorish rule.

Puente Nuevo, a stone bridge spanning the gorge, has a lookout offering views. New town’s Plaza de Toros, a legendary 18th-century bullring, is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks

Madeira is a city in the Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic. It is a wonderful place, where the mountain merges with the ocean. Thanks to the stunning landscapes, the archipelago was called “the floating garden” or “the pearl of the Atlantic”. Once you get here, you will definitely never want to return home.

Madeira Portugal
Madeira, Portugal

Another city in Spain, enchants with its unique landscapes. Residents of Castellfollit de la Roca built their homes on the edge of the cliff at a height of 50 meters. Over a thousand inhabitants of this town live, literally, in houses that stand on the edge of a precipice.

It is a municipality in the comarca of Garrotxa, in the Province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. The urban area is bordered by the confluence of the Fluvià and Toronell rivers, between which the town’s basalt cliff rises

Castellfollit de la Roca
Castellfollit de la Roca
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