The whitewashed villages of Andalucia are a sight to behold. Located in the southern part of Spain, the unique villages have a lot to offer to its visitors. It’s amazing to be in one of these villages that have Hispano-Moorish architectural style houses that have whitewashed exteriors and a uniform tone. With each village offering a unique experience, you will be mesmerized by all they have to offer.
The Town of Ronda
A town that is famous for bullfighting, the whitewashed town of Ronda is a spectacular one to visit. Actually, this is where the second oldest bullring (Plaza de Toros) in Spain is located. There are religious processions such as Semana Santa that take place, festivals such as Ronda International Folk Festival and Fair of Pedro Romero in summer.
Arab Baths, Museo Del Bandolero where you learn about the ancient bandits of the town and La Ciudad are some of the places that you should visit. Just walking through the narrow streets of Ronda is breathtaking enough.
A hilltop village, Medina Sidonia dates back to Roman times and offers numerous attractions to its visitors and fresh air since its located in the countryside. Some of the places to visit here include Convento de las Descalzas that dates back to the 17th century, the Monasterio de San Jose del Cuervo, the Iglesia de la Santa Maria de la Coronado, a Gothic church and Ermita de Los Santos Martires that dates back to the 7th century.
The Village of Grazalema
Sitting comfortably in a valley, Grazalema is another whitewashed village that you should visit in Spain. Its surrounded by Parque Natural de Sierra de Grazalema, which is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and this assures you that you have a lot to see and do. As you walk along the narrow alleyways of Grazalema, the whitewashed houses are not the only thing that will catch your eyes, but also the views of potted flowers in windowsills.
For religious attractions, you should visit the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Encaminación that dates back to the 17th century and the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Aurora which dates back to the 18th century.
To experience the best that these whitewashed villages have to offer, you can join a religious parade, go on a gastronomical tour, walk on the narrow streets and join in a festival.