There are several little villages to explore in southern Spain, and this is what makes this part awesome. Andalucía is sun baked and rocky region on the southern coast of Spain. This region has some special characters that make it an authentic place to tour and has some of the most beautiful villages in Spain. Instead of touring Seville, Córdoba, Granada or Málaga, it would be recommendable to explore Andalucía. The village is found on the White Hill Towns route.
It is from this chain of delightful villages where you will experience the culture of the Spanish people. Some of the best places to visit are hot flamenco, golden beaches, traditional villages and towns and Moorish palaces. These are ten most awesome towns in Andalucía, Spain.
Most Beautiful Towns In Andalucía
Zahara is one of Andalucía’s most fabulously located villages. It will take you 40 minutes to get to the city from Ronda in the North West. On the northern side, you will find Grazalema Natural Park and del Jaralin on the southern side. You will also have an opportunity to view the Embalse azure-blue waters. The Moorish castle remains are well visible from the rocky outcrop of the village. This is one of the most beautiful towns in Andalucía. The whitewashed housed in the town are spread right below the slopes. In the past, this town was a significant Moorish outpost guarding and overlooking the green valley. Nazari border defensive system had a broad network of watchtowers and towers. These towers were all linked to the Muslim Kingdom border. Zahara was the ideal site for the fortress making it a town of vital strategic significance.
Alhama de Granada
This ancient spa town is situated around 33 miles or 53km from Granada. This is such a pretty town that you should not miss to go. This town rests perilously at the top of the ravine. Rio Alham then carves through the developing countryside. The town has more than 6000 inhabitants. There are various things in town that attract tourists to this town such as Spanish charm, affordable tapas, thermal springs and its picturesque location.
Arcos de la Frontera
Across is the entryway to Pueblos Blancos Route, and it is one of Spain’s’ most beautiful town. You will see some traces of the Romans and the first settlers of the village at Sierra de Aznar Archaeological Site. The Muslims are responsible for the present town layout and relief. You will get to the old quarter which was made a Historic Site through the steep and amazingly narrow streets below the ancient archways. This is a wonderful town in Andalucía. There are several monumental treasures which happen to be the towns’ tourist attraction. They include San Pedro Church, Santa María Basilica, ruins of the walled town and its manor houses and palaces. There is also the Matrera Gateway built between the 11th and the 14th century and Los Duques Castle built from the 15th century. Other sites are chapels, convents and other many churches.
The town is located in Malaga which is a Spanish province. It is situated around 62 miles (100km) west of Malaga city. There are around 35,000 inhabitants in the town. The first people to settle at Ronda are the Celts. The present Ronda was established as a fortified post of the Roman origin, and it was named during Julius Caesar’s time. It is located approximately2460 ft. (750m) above the sea level. The city is divided into two by Guadalevin River which runs in between. It then carves at El Tajo where the city branches. The canyon is spanned by three bridges called Puente Nuevo, Puente Viejo and Puente Romano. The Puente Nuevo towers 390 ft. (120m) above the floor of the canyon and it is the largest among the three. Some of the most awesome features in this city are the three brides.
The whitewashed village is made just against the cliff of a stiff mountain. It is such a good looking pueblo Blanco. The town has a tradition of ancient leather and has a fascinating antique architecture. Ubrique has been well known for its leather industry for over a century now. It supplies things like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Loewe. It is also the village where the very popular bullfighters were born.
This is a small village situated at the top of the “Cerro del Castillo” hill in Cadiz province. The village had narrow cobbled streets which are quite tidy and medieval and Roman walls. You will see a Torrestrella Castle and an old Muslim bastion at the top of the hills. The two tourist sites were built in the 12th to the 14th centuries. The many fighting-bull ranches in this town have made it more popular.
This wonderful town is perched on a hilltop and it is one of the friendliest towns you will find. The town is packed with Olive groves. The olive groves are used in Andalucía to get the best olive oils extracts. It has a gorgeous Neo-Classical Church at Plaza de Iglesia and one of the best tourist sites. Next, to the church, there is a gift shop, castle museum and an entirely restored and renovated Moorish Castle.
Vejer de la Frontera
This hilltop village charms the tourists with its unspoilt beaches, excellent wine and food, narrow winding streets, and whitewashed houses. It will take you a drive of 10 to 15 minutes to get to the Costa de la Luz beaches. The old part of the town still has around it, and it fits in quite well with the new part of the village. You can see the sea and the Moroccan coast clearly from several parts of the town. History has it that the town was once used by Phoenicians as a fortress and later on the Romans used it for the same purpose. It was then ruled by Moorish for five centuries, and in 1248 it was taken by Castille under King Ferdinand. In 1805, the Trafalgar battle started at the coast.
This mountain village is quite small, and it is situated on the northeastern side of Cadiz province. Its wonderful sceneries are what have made this city this famous. It is a perfect place for cyclists, walkers and nature enthusiasts. Sierra de Grazalema an outstanding national park surrounding the town. This area of rugged limestone mountains is widely and well protected. The village is the only place in Spain with most rain.
Casares is an outstanding village originating from the Arab. It is located on a hillside, and within its tiny streets, you will see some houses painted white entwined. This village has been chosen to be a Historical-Artistic Site. The main tourist attractions in this town are Blas Infante Birthplace, Medieval castle ruins and its quaint streets. It also has a 1.2 mile which is 2km coastline and a fantastic natural environment. You will have a more spectacular view from the Arab Castle that is situated on top of the hill.