WELCOME TO LOS PUEBLOS BLANCOS

Los Pueblos Blancos are a group of towns and villages in the north of Cádiz & Málaga provinces in Andalucía, Spain. This special part of the world is a must-visit for those who love history & culture, cycling & walking, nature & big skies, the best of what Andalucía has to offer.
This site hopes to bring together all of the information needed to make any visit to the area more enjoyable & informative. We hope you enjoy it.
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    Villamartín, the Town on the Plain

    Nov 30 • 167 Views • No Comments

    Villamartin has been inhabited since prehistoric times, as evidenced by the Alberite dolmen, a megalithic monument located in the eponymous farm. Later on there was a group of Roman villas dedicated to agriculture, whose remains are still preserved in the...

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    Olvera, el Rey de los Pueblos Blancos

    Nov 28 • 332 Views • 1 Comment

    The start of the “Pueblo Blancos Route”, the city of Olvera is located in the province of Cadiz, in the north-west of the Serranía Gaditana area, near the borders of the provinces of Seville and Malaga, at a height of 643 meters above sea level....

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    Espera, a Tale of Two Cities

    Nov 28 • 169 Views • No Comments

    History Espera has been inhabited since ancient times, the proof is the archaeological remains found in the area, such as several collections of tools from the Paleolithic era and stone carvings. Numerous findings have also indicated inhabitation by...

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    Arcos de la Frontera, on the cliff’s edge!

    Nov 28 • 176 Views • No Comments

    Arcos de la Frontera is located on the eastern bank of the Guadalete river, which flows to the Bay of Cadiz. The town commands a fine vista atop a sandstone ridge, from which the peak of San Cristobal and the Guadalete Valley can be seen. The town gained its...

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    Torre Alháquime, the Tower of the Wise

    Nov 27 • 159 Views • No Comments

    History The chronicles of Torre Alháquime say it takes its name from the Arabic Al Hakim family who belonged to a fortress located four kilometers from Olvera Castle, and supported each other during the Muslim rule in Al-Andalus. On that site, a hill...

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    Setenil, the Town in the Caves

    Nov 27 • 179 Views • No Comments

    Setenil de las Bodegas is a town (pueblo) is famous for its dwellings built into rock overhangs above the Rio Trejo. According to the 2005 census, the city has a population of 3,016 inhabitants. It has an exact antipodal city: Auckland, New Zealand....

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    El Gastor, the Balcony of the White Villages

    Nov 27 • 163 Views • No Comments

    History Between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries, Pueblade Castores (El Gastor), like the Puebla de Algodonales (Algodonales) and La Muela, belonged jurisdictionally and was part of the Manor of Don Rodrigo Ponce de León, Duke of Arcos and Marquis of...

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    Algodonales, where history comes alive!

    Nov 26 • 175 Views • No Comments

    Algodonales is located in the Sierra de Cádiz, specifically in the Sierra de Líjar, between the Guadalporcún and Guadalete rivers and is the northern entrance of the Natural Park of Grazalema. It now thrives on agriculture and rural tourism and adventure...

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    Puerto Serrano, destination of the Via Verde

    Nov 26 • 202 Views • No Comments

    Puerto Serrano is located near the terminal station of the Via Verde de la Sierra between Olvera and Puerto Serrano, made from the old railroad infrastructure between Jerez de la Frontera and Almargen, contructed ​​at the beginning of the 20th century...

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    Prado del Rey, a village on the frontier

    Nov 25 • 201 Views • No Comments

    History Human remains have been found dating back to the Paleolithic but the first mention in ancient sources of activity in the area described what was in the Roman city of Iptuci, cited by Pliny as a “Civitas” capable of minting its own...

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    Benamahoma, “Sons of Mohammad”

    Nov 22 • 166 Views • No Comments

    Benamahoma is located 5 km from El Bosque, Cádiz, and lies within the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. Itmeans “Sons of Muhammad” in Arabic. Heritage Benamahoma has a rich cultural and historical heritage reflected in its “festival of Moors and...

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    Ubrique, centre of the leather trade

    Nov 22 • 182 Views • No Comments

    Ubrique forms part of the Route of the white villages, being at the entrance of the Natural Park of Grazalema Natural Park of Los Alcornocales. The Ubrique river divides it in half, although it also has other rivers such as the Tavizna. History In the...

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    Benaocaz, on the Road to Rome

    Nov 20 • 189 Views • No Comments

    Benaocaz is located in the Natural park of the Sierra de Grazalema. History There is evidence of human habitation in Benaocaz from prehistory (VI millennium BC) and Iberian and Roman cultures. It was during this period that the road was built connecting...

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    Villaluenga del Rosario, the highest village in Cádiz

    Nov 19 • 178 Views • No Comments

    Villaluenga del Rosario is situated in the center of the Natural Park of the Sierra de Grazalema, at the foot of Navazo Alto (peak belonging to the Sierra del Caíllo) and in front of the Sierra de Líbar. It lies at an altitude of 858 meters above sea...

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    Grazalema, the heart of the Natural Park

    Nov 19 • 207 Views • No Comments

    Grazalema is situated in the foothills of the Sierra del Pinar mountain range. History The Roman villa of Lacidulia, situated in an estate near to the present village has been traditionally considered the ancestor of Grazalema. During Muslim rule in the...

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    Zahara de la Sierra, the flower of the mountains

    Nov 19 • 179 Views • No Comments

    Zahara de la Sierra  is perched on a mountain, overlooking a valley and a man-made lake formed by the dam that must be driven over to access the town. The town was originally a Moorish outpost, overlooking the valley. Due to its position...

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    Algar, the ‘New Town’ of Cádiz

    Nov 17 • 184 Views • No Comments

    Algar (prior to 1842 Santa Maria de Guadalupe del Algar ) is  located at an altitude of 212 meters and 87 kilometers from the provincial capital Cádiz . It is part of the Route of the white villages along the river Majaceite and near the dam of the Hurons (...

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    El Bosque, village of trees

    Nov 13 • 177 Views • No Comments

    El Bosque is located on the banks of Majaceite River at the foot of Mount Albarracin. Part of the Route of the white villages and the Natural Park of the Sierra de Grazalema. Today it thrives from tourism, making sausage, cheese and industry steeped in...

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    Alcalá del Valle, at the End of the Route

    Nov 13 • 172 Views • No Comments

    Located in the northeastern part of the province of Cádiz, Alcalá del Valle is nestled in the western area of the Serrania de Ronda, 24 kilometers from Ronda and 155 kilometers from Cadiz. Located adjacent to the province of Málaga, for which it was part...

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Hotel Rural Los Morenos in Villamartín

Nov 30 • 194 Views • No Comments

Hotel Rural los Morenos offers air-conditioned apartments and rooms with a shared outdoor swimming pool and a free private parking on-site. Both rooms and apartments at... 0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

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Hotel Las Errizas in Alcalá de Valle

Las Errizas is a typical whitewashed building set 0.5 km from Alcalá del Valle, part of Andalucía’s White Town Route. It includes a...

Nov 28 • 149 Views

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Hotel Cortijo Barranco, Arcos de la Frontera / Bornos

The Hotel Cortijo Barranco is unique in the area and surrounded by a large and beautiful estate.

We are in Arcos de la Frontera,...

Nov 28 • 158 Views

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Friendly faces at Bar La Noria in Olvera

Nov 16 • 224 Views • 1 Comment

Paco and Eva run this extremely friendly bar situated right next to the Saturday market place and with great views of the castle. Always popular with locals, the tapas... 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

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El Tapir Despistado – on top of the world in Olvera!

El Tapir Despistado is the newest bar in Olvera and is well worth a visit. The owners Marleen and Kris have created an...

Nov 14 • 298 Views

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