One of the many attractions of the province of Cádiz, Andalusia, are the White villages: a group of 19 small towns like Vejer de la Frontera, Medina Sidonia, Castellar de la Frontera, Ubrique or Jimena, among others that have an individual history but common features. The very first thing that surprises the traveller is the White colour that covers walls, roofs, houses, churches and palaces. The villages appear in the horizon as big white spots in the middle of the Grazalema Natural Park, declared UNESCO biosphere reserve.The intense light that involves Andalusia will guide you along the trip among olive trees and pine forests, holm oaks, cork oaks and Spanish firs. An amazing landscape located a few milesfrom the beautiful Costa de la Luz beaches, ideal to visit during spring and fall, when temperature is very mild.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: La Bodeguita vejer de la frontera, Vejer de la Frontera, Province of Cadiz, AndaluciaThis classic white village on the hilltop is well worth a visit. It is actually 10 kilometers inland, perched high above the steep gorge of the River Barbate.This stunning castellated town is a magical place to explore, its quiet cobbled streets meandering through a charming jumble of secret corners, hidden patios and delightful houses. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Castillo de Medina-Sidonia, Medina-Sidonia, Province of Cadiz, AndaluciaThe town was one of Spain's most important ducal seats in the 15th century; producing an admiral who led the Spanish Armada against England. The title of Duque de Medina Sidonia was bestowed upon the family of Guzmán El Bueno, of the Tarifa siege, for his valiant role in taking the town. Until recently his direct descendant and holder of the title was the controversial socialist, Duchess of Medina Sidonia, known as the Red Duchess, who lived in Sanlucar de Barrameda. The village is a fascinating and typically picturesque place to visit, with medieval walls and tidy narrow cobbled streets flanked by rows of reja-fronted houses.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Castillo de Castellar de la Frontera, Castellar de la Frontera, Province of Cadiz, AndaluciaThe history of the village goes back to prehistoric times and the Bronze Age, after which the place became a medieval fortress. The prehistoric presence is still evident in the many caves around the area, where enthusiasts can see the wonderful cave drawings as proof of its heritage. It played an important role in the wars between the Spanish and the Muslims. In such a high up advantageous strategic position, peoples of many cultures wanted to control this strong vantage point.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Leather Museum of Ubrique, Ubrique, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, Province of Cadiz, AndaluciaUbrique is a picturesque pueblo blanco (white town) in the Serrania de Ronda Mountains of Cadiz province. Spectacularly situated in front of the crag of the Cruz de Tajo, the town follows the valley of the Rio Ubrique. This beautiful and tranquil town has a long, interesting history which stretches back over many epochs and empires.Duration: 1 hour