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Stroll around the flower laden, villages of Andalucia  © Michelle Chaplow
Stroll around the flower laden, villages of Andalucia © Michelle Chaplow

 

 

There's a warm welcome waiting
in Andalucian inland villages.

Villages & Small Towns

The whitewashed villages of Andalucia are impressive historical monuments in themselves, and their people still live according to age-old traditions, inherited from their Iberian, Roman and Moorish forefathers.

Many of the villages near the coast have become fashionable resorts, while still conserving their ancient charm, whereas others, lost in the highlands of Andalucia, remain rough and ready olive-farming towns, with a special appeal for the adventurous travellers.

Most Andalucian towns began as fortresses, which stood along the ever-fluctuating frontier between the Christian and Moorish realms, as is apparent in the names of such towns as "Jerez de la Frontera", "Arcos de la Frontera", "Morón de la Frontera"... Over the centuries, many have developed into thriving agricultural centres producing olive oil, fruit and vegetables and goat's milk.

Villages of Huelva Villages of Cádiz Villages of Sevilla Villages of Córdoba Villages of Jaén Villages of Almería Villages of Granada Villages of Malaga Province Map

Click on the map to journey through Andalucia´s white villages, province by province.

 

Almeria

Like neighbouring Granada, Almeria province is famous for its troglodytic villages, where many homes are dug out of soft sand-coloured cliffs. More >

Cadiz

The ancient sea ports of the Cadiz coast were first developed by the Phoenicians, Greeks and the Romans. Many of these fishing towns and villages still have fleets in operation today. More >

Cordoba

In the Sierra Morena north of Cordoba city is a wild mountainous landscape where deer and wild boar roam the pine and oak forests.
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Granada

Augmented by excellent crop irrigation from the snowmelt of the Sierra Nevada, this tropical climate creates the perfect growing conditions for sugar cane, avocados and fruit. More >

Huelva

Part of the rugged Sierra Morena mountain range, the Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche is a protected natural park of extensive woodland dotted with small whitewashed villages. More >

Jaen

The town has a Roman bridge with 15 arches spanning the muddy waters, and like so many towns of the region, is overlooked by the ruins of a mightly Moorish fortress. More >

Malaga

Malaga is sprinkled liberally with pretty pueblos blancos, or white towns and villages, the most well-known of all these being Ronda. More >


Sevilla

In the Sierra Norte Natural Park, part of the immense Sierra Morena, are some of province's prettiest villages, often in stunning settings, overlooking the undulating slopes of the Sierra. More >


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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