Located in the south of Spain, in the Andalusia region, the province of Cádiz not only offers the coastline of the Costa de la Luz, with its golden sand beaches, but also its Festivities of International Tourist Interest (such as the Cádiz Carnival or the Jerez de la Frontera Horse Fair), spectacular natural parks, tasty cuisine and, of course, charming towns.
Among all its towns, those that are part of the so-called White Villages route stand out. Today we talk about all of them. Can you come with us?
Alcala del Valle
Alcalá del Valle is nestled in a valley between Malaga and Cádiz. Of the town they emphasize the Dólmenes of the Thyme, an archaeological jewel .
Among the natural parks of the Sierra de Grazalema and Los Alcornocales is Algar, which has been populated since the Neolithic . This is demonstrated by the site of the Cueva de la Dehesilla.
Algodonales is a charming white town with streets lined with orange trees and fountains . Here you can also find prehistoric sites.
Arcos de la Frontera
Arcos de la Frontera is the gateway to the Route of the White Villages. Its old town stands out, declared a Historic Site.
Benamahoma is a district of Grazalema that has a rich cultural and historical heritage . Its main natural tourist attraction is the El Nacimiento Spring.
Benaocaz is a town declared a Historic Site thanks, among other things, to its Nasrid neighborhood and its Arab flavor.
Bornos is also declared a Historic Site. The remains of the Carissa Aurelia site stand out, which are located a few kilometers from the urban center.
In the Sierra de Albarracín we find El Bosque, which was the stately retirement home of the Dukes of Arcos de la Frontera.
El Gastor has been populated since prehistoric times, as shown by the megalithic monuments found in its surroundings. We want to highlight the views that are obtained from its highest point.
In Espera we can find the Esperilla Site, with vestiges dating back more than 3,000 years.
In the heart of the Sierra de Grazalema is the town of Grazalema, which enjoys a special microclimate . You will be surprised by its urban case, declared a Historic Site.
Olvera is another town declared a Historic Site. Its impressive castle and its urban center stand out, which presents an exquisite mix of Andalusian heritage, popular architecture and monumental beauty.
Prado del Rey
In Prado del Rey we can find the Roman city of Iptuci , a site declared a Site of Cultural Interest.
Another white town is Puerto Serrano, a Cadiz town that houses numerous archaeological sites, highlighting Fuente de Ramos and El Almendral.
Setenil de las Bodegas
Setenil de las Bodegas is one of the main tourist destinations in the Sierra de Cádiz. They surprise their houses located under the rock , on it or inside.
Torre Alháquime was a key piece on the border between the Kingdom of Granada and the Castilian. Some monuments of great interest are preserved, such as the remains of the medieval fortress wall.
At the convergence of the Alcorncales and Grazalema natural parks we find Ubrique, another town declared a Historic Site.
Villaluenga del Rosario
Villaluenga del Rosario is located at the foot of an impressive rocky massif. It is the highest town in the entire province.
We also have to talk about Villamartín, a hamlet surrounded by fertile countryside. Thanks to its strategic location as a natural crossroads, it was populated from the most remote antiquity.
Zahara de la Sierra
Finally, we have to talk about Zahara de la Sierra, which is located in the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. Like many other white towns in Cádiz, it has been declared a Historic Site .
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