Medieval Towns

Welcome to our portal. Design your own route; discover seven historically important medieval towns and their outstanding monuments and enjoy some exquisite medieval gastronomic delights.

Check out the calendar of activities. Don’t miss out on any of the medieval tapas competitions and the other festivals and events we organise.


  • Laguardia

    A well-preserved treasure

    Laguardia is a medieval town in La Rioja. It was founded in the tenth century as “La Guarda de Navarra”. Its medieval walls and streets contain a wealth of churches, mansions and wine cellars.

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  • Almazán

    Almazán opens its gates to you.

    Almazán's location overlooking the River Duero has given it a key role in many historical and cultural episodes and helped shape its identity.

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  • Estella-Lizarra

    An authentic trip back to the Middle Ages

    The town of Estella (or Lizarra) in Navarra grew up in the eleventh century to cater to pilgrim traffic on the Camino de Santiago. To this day, it remains a crossroads of cultures and an heir to a great historical and artistic heritage.

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  • Marvão

    Unique scenery, fashioned by man and nature

    Located in the Serra de São Mamede nature park, the county of Marvão is bordered to the north by the Sever River, the natural frontier between Spain and Portugal.

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  • Sigüenza

    For so many reasons, you’ll find me in Sigüenza

    Sigüenza is a medieval town surrounded by beautiful architecture and landscape in the Sierra Norte of Guadalajara. It is now one of Castilla La Mancha’s leading tourist destinations.

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  • Hondarribia

    Three souls: the walled town, the fishing quarter and the natural surroundings

    An invitation to forget time, stroll through the old quarter, and enjoy the bars and cafés and the hidden corners that tell the story of the town’s past.

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  • Jerez de los Caballeros

    Discover the Templar town of Xerez

    Take a stroll through the streets of Jerez de los Caballeros and be transported back to the splendour of its medieval past, when the town was ruled by the Knights Templar.

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  • NaturRed



    Natural areas

    Hiking trails


  • Gastronomía medieval

    Medieval Cuisine

    A gastronomic journey to the Middle Ages:

    Fifteenth International Medieval Tapas Competition.

    Medieval tapas trail.

    Recipes for medieval tapas.

  • Red-Corriendo el Medievo

    Running the Middle Ages Network

    If you enjoy running and you've got a passion for medieval culture, we've got the ideal plan for you: Practise your favourite sport in unrivalled surroundings.

    Choose your race and win a fabulous weekend in one of the towns in the network.

Discover the events we organise

Take a look at the calendar of medieval tapas competitions to see where the next one will be held.

Another year-round activity are our medieval races. Find all the details in the calendar section.

Whey not come along to the grand finale of the Medieval Tapas Competition where the winners from each town will meet head-to-head!



  • Rules of the IV Fotorred Contest on Instagram

    Concurso de fotografía en Instagram de patrimonio monumental de la Red de Ciudades y Villas Medievales: #concursoFotoRed

    1.- Organizador:

    Asociación Red de Ciudades y Villas Medievales, con sede en Kale Nagusia, 20 de Hondarribia.

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    Desde el viernes 10 de mayo a las 12 h. que tendrá lugar la inauguración de la 62 edición de la Feria de Muestras, el Parque de la Arboleda acogerá a la multitud de expositores y visitantes que vendrán a disfrutar un año más de nuestra Feria de Muestras.

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  • XX Venalmazán Fair

    Los días 26, 27 y 28 de abril la Feria Venalmazán volverá a celebrar una nueva edición, este año la XX, bajo el lema: En torno a los recursos naturales y su aprovechamiento sostenible.

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  • Red-Running the Medieval Circuit: a unique opportunity to mix a historical trip with sport

    La Red de Ciudades y Villas Medievales invita a personas a quienes les encanta correr, y al mismo tiempo viajar para hacerlo, a paladear un circuito de carreras pedestres en siete de las localidades más bellas de la Península Ibérica, unidas, todas ellas por su pasado medieval.

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