White Villages Route of Andalusia

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 - 01:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: General, Bon voyage
Reading Time:  2 minutes

Cuesta de Alhacaba - Typical house in the province of Granada © Claudio Landi/cc-by-sa-3.0

Cuesta de Alhacaba – Typical house in the province of Granada © Claudio Landi/cc-by-sa-3.0

The White Towns of Andalusia, or Pueblos Blancos, are a series of more then 30 places, towns and large villages in the northern part of the provinces of Cádiz and Málaga in southern Spain, mostly within the UNESCO biosphere reserve Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. All of the villages are characterised by whitewashed walls and red or brown tiled roofs.

The area has been settled since prehistoric times, and some of the local caves have ancient rock paintings. The towns were previously inhabited during al-Andalus, as is evident from many of the names.

Vejer de la Frontera © Yas121/cc-by-sa-3.0 Olvera © Escuzao/cc-by-3.0 Arcos de la Frontera © Tsui/cc-by-sa-3.0 Cuesta de Alhacaba - Typical house in the province of Granada © Claudio Landi/cc-by-sa-3.0
<
>
Cuesta de Alhacaba - Typical house in the province of Granada © Claudio Landi/cc-by-sa-3.0
The reasons for the white color has been postulated to be a chemical result of the limestone used, or a political mandate by a 20th-century dictator.

The climate is mild and the surrounding countryside is green and pleasant. Tourist activities available include hiking, rock-climbing, pot-holing, cycling, horseback riding, and just ambling about, enjoying nature and the local food.

Read more on cadizturismo.com – White Villages Route, andalucia.com – Pueblos Blancos and Wikipedia Pueblos Blancos (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.








Recommended posts:

Share this post: (Please note data protection regulations before using buttons)

Eichstätt in Upper Bavaria

Eichstätt in Upper Bavaria

[caption id="attachment_234055" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Market Square -wuppertaler/cc-© by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Eichstätt is a town in the federal state of Bavaria, Germany, and capital of the district of Eichstätt. It is located on the Altmühl river and has a population of around 13,000. Eichstätt is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Eichstätt. Eichstätt lies on both sides of the river Altmühl in the district of Eichstätt of the Upper Bavaria region of Bavaria, in the heart of Altmühl...

[ read more ]

Ostend in West Flanders

Ostend in West Flanders

[caption id="attachment_234680" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © panoramio.com - bogdan1971/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ostend (Dutch: Oostende, French: Ostende, German: Ostende, West Flemish: Ostende) is a coastal city and municipality, located in the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It comprises the boroughs of Mariakerke, Raversijde, Stene and Zandvoorde, and the city of Ostend proper – the largest on the Belgian coast. In the Early Middle Ages, Ostend was a small village bui...

[ read more ]

Portrait: John Locke, the father of Classical Liberalism

Portrait: John Locke, the father of Classical Liberalism

[caption id="attachment_24835" align="aligncenter" width="590"] John Locke signature[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]John Locke (1632 – 1704), widely known as the Father of Classical Liberalism, was an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers. Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social contract theory. His work greatly affected the development of epistemology and political philosophy. Hi...

[ read more ]

Paris, Banks of the Seine

Paris, Banks of the Seine

[caption id="attachment_236169" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Pont Michel © flickr.com - Joe deSousa/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The term Paris, Banks of the Seine refers to a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was entered in the World Heritage List in 1991 under the following names French: Paris, rives de la Seine, or English: Paris, Banks of the Seine and of course simply the water boundaries of the river. Unesco means the particularly historic section of the Seine within Paris between the Pont de Sully and the Pont d...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Hungary - Miskolc

Theme Week Hungary - Miskolc

[caption id="attachment_222845" align="aligncenter" width="590"] City Centre © Rodrigo/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Miskol is a city in northeastern Hungary, known for its heavy industry. With a population of 161,265 (1 Jan 2014) Miskolc is the fourth largest city in Hungary (behind Budapest, Debrecen, and Szeged). It is also the county capital of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén and the regional centre of Northern Hungary. Early in World War II Hungary became an ally of Nazi Germany. Unhappy with the Hungarian governme...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Guatemala - Antigua Guatemala

Theme Week Guatemala - Antigua Guatemala

[caption id="attachment_223428" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Santa Catalina Arch and Volcan de Agua © flickr.com - Chad Davis/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Antigua Guatemala, commonly referred to as just Antigua or la Antigua, is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala known for its preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture as well as a number of ruins of colonial churches. It served as the capital of the Kingdom of Guatemala. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Antigua Guatemala serve...

[ read more ]

Beuvron-en-Auge in Normandy

Beuvron-en-Auge in Normandy

[caption id="attachment_236980" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Zairon/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Beuvron-en-Auge is a commune in the Calvados department and Normandy region of north-western France. Beuvron is affiliated to Les Plus Beaux Villages de France ("the most beautiful villages of France"), an independent association of communes and communities of communes which seeks to promote as tourist destinations those small, picturesque French villages which meet its membership criteria. [gallery size="la...

[ read more ]

The MSC Divina

The MSC Divina

[caption id="attachment_151332" align="aligncenter" width="590"] MSC Divina in Malta © flickr.com - Karl Borg/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]MS MSC Divina is a 139,400 GT cruise ship owned and operated by MSC Cruises. She was constructed from 2010 to 2012 being originally named MSC Fantastica while under construction. MSC renamed her when near complete in the shipyard to honour the actress Sophia Loren. The ship sails under the flag of Panama. Home port is PortMiami. Divina is the third ship of the four Fantasia...

[ read more ]

Santorini in the southern Aegean Sea

Santorini in the southern Aegean Sea

[caption id="attachment_153486" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Fira © Hans Peter Schaefer - www.reserv-a-rt.de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Santorini is an island located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast from Greece's mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. It forms the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands, with an area of approximately 73 km2 (28 sq mi) and a 2001 census population of 13,670...

[ read more ]

Ciudad Bolívar in Venezuela

Ciudad Bolívar in Venezuela

[caption id="attachment_25683" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Ciudad Bolívar historical zone © Hiddendaemian/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ciudad Bolívar is the capital of Venezuela's southeastern Bolívar State. It was founded as Angostura in 1764 and renamed in 1846. The town's original name of Angostura was a contraction of its full descriptive name, Santo Tomé de Guayana de Angostura del Orinoco (Saint Thomas of Guiana of the narrows of the Orinoco). The town also gave its name to the Angostura tree which grow...

[ read more ]

Return to TopReturn to Top
Monastery of Saint Mary © Andres rus/cc-by-sa-3.0
Mljet in the Adriatic

Mljet is the most southerly and easterly of the larger Adriatic islands of the Dalmatia region of Croatia. The National...

Thomas P. Ives house in Spring © Kenneth C. Zirkel/cc-by-sa-3.0
Providence in Rhode Island

Providence is the capital and most populous city in Rhode Island and was one of the first cities established in...

Clarence Dock © Lad 2011/cc-by-sa-3.0
Leeds in the Aire Valley

Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, the principal settlement in the City of Leeds metropolitan district. In 2011 Leeds'...

Schließen