Looking for a unique experience in the south of Spain? We recommend a visit to the White Villages of Malaga and Cadiz. Find out more in this article!
The White Villages, as the name suggests, are villages with whitewashed houses that stand out against the mountainous landscape. These villages are a showcase of traditional Andalusian architecture and have a history that dates back to Roman and Arab times.
The magnetism of Ronda
Within the province of Málaga, one of the best places to start your adventure through the White Villages is without a doubt the city of Ronda, where we are located.
This beautiful city is known for its spectacular Puente Nuevo, which towers over the gorge of the Guadalevín River.
Next, we will recommend some of the white villages in the province of Málaga that you can visit from Ronda. Specifically, this route will take you towards the coast.
White villages in the province of Málaga
Benaojánes is a charming white village in the Guadiaro river valley, famous for its caves and delicious local cuisine. Montejaque is a small mountain village with beautiful views and hiking trails, also known for its popular Chestnut Festival. Jimera de Líbar is a quiet village surrounded by nature and a popular fishing spot. Atajate is a picturesque and cosy village with a beautiful church and narrow cobbled streets. Algatocín is a village surrounded by mountains and chestnut woods, famous for its wines and sausages. Finally, Gaucín is a village with stunning views of the coast and the Rock of Gibraltar, with cobbled streets and an impressive Arab fortress.
White villages in the province of Cadiz
From Ronda, you can take a drive along the impressive winding road through the mountains to the white villages of the province of Cadiz.
One of the most impressive towns in the region is Zahara de la Sierra. This small town is situated on a hill and has spectacular views. It is also home to the castle of Zahara, which dates back to the 13th century.
Another town you can’t miss is Grazalema, with its beautiful white houses and cobbled streets. It’s also famous for its wool and leather blanket factories.
Next stop is Arcos de la Frontera, a stunning medieval town overlooking the Guadalete River. It has an impressive cathedral and an 18th century bullring.
Finally, you cannot visit the White Villages without stopping in the town of Vejer de la Frontera. This town has an impressive fortress and a 16th century church. It is also famous for its cuisine and for being one of the best places to enjoy Jerez wine.
In short, the Route of the White Villages is an adventure that will allow you to discover the authentic Andalusia. If you are wondering where to stay, we recommend our hotel, located in a quiet area on the outskirts of Ronda, surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. For more information, do not hesitate to visit the rest of our website and contact us. We will be happy to assist you and make your visit to the White Villages of Malaga and Cadiz unforgettable.
We look forward to seeing you!