My blog explorings go on even on weekends! And no matter whether it´s a 2h drive, a weekend getaway or a quick hike. For me, all these moments we get to experience new things or visit new places – are never wasted. Or, maybe, the scientific theories about DRD4 gene, which makes people travel-addicted and adventure seeking – are true. Cause I´m seriously having it. One way or another, every time I´m “at home” – I somehow end up traveling, just on a local scale. This weekend for my Blog Series: Undiscovered Spain, the mountain roads of the Teruel Province brought me to Puertomingalvo.
Puertomingalvo is a small city, lost in the middle of the mountains or better said – “in the middle of nowhere”. It has around 120 inhabitants, which made me the only person with a camera on the street. Recently, Puertomingalvo has been included in the list of most charming Spanish villages, but it is still quite non-touristic and therefore very authentic.
These lands have seen the Romans and the Arabs before in 1202 they were reconquered by Peter II. What I can say about Puertomingalvo? Charming cobbled streets, few local restaurants with homemade foods, breathtaking views, rural landscapes, remains of the medieval castle… and no one around.
All alone, strolling down the streets of Puertomingalvo I felt more like an explorer, rather than a tourist.
This is how you decorate a balcony.
The remains of Puertomingalvo castle.
Me, getting photobombed by my family. Aren´t they cute?!
Another village on the road to Puertomingalvo.
Truffles with foie. In general, this area is rich in mushrooms. And within a mushroom season, you could try some really amazing local recipes and even buy some fresh fungi.
I´ll be really surprised if you´ve heard about Puertomingalvo before. I guess, it just proves my Blog Series: Undiscovered Spain will never run out of places and inspirations. And I honestly, enjoy discovering and writing about something new, local and authentic…