Montefrío in the province of Granada and Castellfollit de la Roca in Girona (Catalunya) have been named by National Geographic as being among the 10 towns with the best views in the world.
Montefrío, which stands on a rocky outcrop between two deep gorges, was a fortified medieval town and now has around 5,000 inhabitants, Close by are the remains of prehistoric and Roman settlements. In the National Geographic feature, Montefrío is placed fourth.
Castellfollit de la Roca, which comes in at tenth in the list, is home to only just over a thousand people. It stands on top of a 50-metre-high rock face which was created by the erosion of the Fluvià and Toronell rivers, and many of the medieval buildings in the centre were constructed using volcanic rocks. The town is on the edge of the Natural Park of the Volcanic Zone of La Garrotxa, and the nearby basalt quarry is the only one of its type to still be in use in Spain.
The best view in the world, according to National Geographic, are to be admired from the town of Cordes du Ciel in the French Pyrenees.