Spain unfortunately didn’t have a landmark that was included in the controversial “New 7 Wonders of Nature” in 2011. Instead of complaining and fussing about it: the natural beauty-filled country came up a list of its own.
Early June, the 7 Natural Wonders of Spain list was announced in the website of this campaign. 82,000 people voted which of the 20 natural wonders of Spain will be included in the top 7 list.
The sites included in the list are marvellous and it totally revolutionizes the usual travel itinerary of foreigners and locals in the country. Several of the landmarks included in the list are new to travellers, but are incredibly stunning with spectacular views, especially the least popular Gaztelugatxe. Other less popular natural beauties include Lagunas de Ruidera Natural Park and Las Medulas.
If you have been to Spain and you have already seen the mainstream tourist attractions of the country, you should pack your bags again and head off to the places included in this new list of natural wonders of the place.
The campaign for the 7 Natural Wonders of Spain was organized by Allianz Global Assistance, a big travel insurance company. During the campaign’s final stage, officials will inaugurate a new route to these natural sites.
Here is the list of 7 Natural Wonders of Spain:
- Gaztelugatxe. A small castle-like island in the northern coast of Spain.
- Somiedo Natural Park. This is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Cantabrian Mountains of northern Spain.
- Cabo de Gata Nijar Natural Park. Another UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with a volcanic landscape located in Spain’s southern Andalusia.
- Las Medulas. This may not be all natural, but this ancient gold mine is such a sight to behold.
- Lagunas de Ruidera Natural Park. This is made up of a landscape of 15 connected lakes.
- Fuente De. This is the Picos de Europa’s gorge.
- As Catedrias beach. A beach with rock formations that resembles the pillars of a cathedral.