MOJACAR and Lucainena de las Torres enjoyed a celebration in common last weekend.
They belong to Spain’s Loveliest Towns Association, which has 35 privileged members. Both took part in the different events organised in all of the member municipalities to mark the first edition of Loveliest Towns Day.
“This is the first time that this event has been held,” explained Francisco Mestre who is the director of the association. “It is committed to beauty as a unifying feature for the future of these small but idyllic locations.”
Mayors in the association’s 35 member towns hoisted the association flag and read a statement encouraging national organisations like Turespaña to become more involved in helping these localities.
“The towns are completely authentic examples of what it is to be Spanish from the point of view of heritage, food and customs,” Mestre said.
The majority of the municipalities belonging to the association held open days with free entrance to museums and other tourist attractions.
Towns belonging to the network are drawn from all parts of Spain from Asturias to Aragon, Castilla-Leon, Castilla-La Mancha, Cantabria, Valencia and the Canary Islands.