Information on the importance of becoming one of the Most Beautiful Villages in Spain
The association The Most Beautiful Villages of Spain was created in March 2011, inspired by similar associations that already exist all over the world with great success. Examples of this are the French pioneering association, Les plus beaux viilages de la france, the Italian association, il piu borghi d'Italia, the Canadian association and the Wallonia association.
We are creating a network of charming villages in Spain that brings together the most beautiful villages in Spain under the same quality brand.
All of them under the umbrella of the seal "The Most Beautiful Villages of Spain" and its quality charter, which governs the selection of the villages that will form part of the network The Most Beautiful Villages of Spain.
Only 20% of the villages that apply for membership manage to pass the audit to obtain the seal and the sign "One of The Most Beautiful Villages of Spain".
Obtaining the Most Beautiful Villages of Spain mark means:
Benefit from our infrastructure for the organisation of training projects and the dissemination of the values of national and rural heritage.
Ostentation and use of the registered trademark "The Most Beautiful Villages of Spain" as specified in the regulations for the use of the trademark, having to:
.Place the standardised panel corresponding to the figurative emblem of the trademark "The Most Beautiful Villages of Spain" at the different entrances to the village.
.Use for himself and the non-profit associations of which he is a member (Tourist Office, festival committee, etc...) this denomination and this figurative emblem in all communication documents: municipal bulletins, manifestos, letter headers, etc...
Organisation of cultural activities related to the heritage and history of the official villages.
Fostering training in matters of heritage awareness, management and preservation.
Promotion of the Village at national and international level through the Association's website, its Smartphone App and the different actions that the Association decides to undertake for this purpose.
Publication of fiestas and events in the village to attract tourism both on the Association's website and on our social networks, Facebook and Twitter
Feedback with travellers who have been to the village through the comments section of our website.
A channel of communication and advice in order to improve and preserve both tradition and heritage of the village.
Management of public aid in favour of the Official Villages, support and recognition from the European Union, State and the Autonomous Communities.
How to become one of the most beautiful villages in Spain:
1 - The town council must send the association a written application (downloadable in point "c") for membership accompanied by:
- a) A resolution of the full council or local government board requesting admission to join "The Most Beautiful Villages of Spain" ;
- b) A certificate of compliance with the admission criteria (not exceeding 15,000 inhabitants and possessing some architectural or natural heritage with accreditable documentation held by the town council). The investigation will not start if the town council does not meet these two requirements.
- c) Download the Quality Charter ,complete it and send it to: C/ Romaní, nº 21, Polinyà 08213 (Barcelona) Spain or to the e-mail [email protected]
2- A visit-peritation is carried out by representatives of the brand in order to appreciate which admission criteria are satisfactorily fulfilled. A video-photographic report is also filmed and an interview is arranged with a councillor or the mayor of the candidate village.
3 - Once the assessment of the village has been carried out, the report is sent to a quality commission specifically created for deliberation, evaluation and final decision making.
4 - Notification of the decision taken by the quality commission by letter sent to the candidate village. In all cases, the commission shall specify to the candidate village the reasons for the admission or rejection of its application.