Day Trip From Jerez: The White Towns Of Andalusia

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Tour Information

Key Details

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  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    10am
  • Departure Details :
    Pick up from Hotels in: Jerez, Cádiz and El Puerto de Santa María. , You can request pick up at Chiclana, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Rota with an extra fee.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Enjoy a private tour to the White Towns of Andalusia. The White Towns of Andalusia are a series of towns in southern Spain, mostly within Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. All of the villages are characterized by white washed walls and red or brown tiled roofs. Some say that these villages paint the white house to ward off the intense summer heat that affects mainly the towns along the Sierra de Grazalema. But keep whitewashed houses is a very ancient custom in the Mediterranean to disinfect the environment in the plague epidemic period. The lime mixed with water produces a high heat kill any microorganism. Therefore, people living in cities with houses "whitewashed" ended up escaping more disease than those who did not. Today times have changed, but the tradition is still alive, somehow, marking the time to paint the facades (whitewashed). So much so that in some pueblos blancos, you can paint the exteriors of homes without taxes.

Know More about this tour

The gateway to the Pueblos Blancos Route, Arcos de la Frontera, is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Spain. There are traces of the first prehistoric settlers and of the Romans at the archaeological site Sierra de Aznar. The towns layout and contour are, however, from the Muslim era. Walk through the narrow streets and pass under the ancient archways to visit the old quarters, a declared historical site. All of the historical places of worship house valuable images which are paraded through the towns streets during Easter Week, part of the Semana Santa Festival which has also been declared of National Touristic Interest.
The mountain village Zahara de la Sierra, situated in the foothills of the Sierra del Jaral in the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, is declared a Historical Site. Present-day Zahara de la Sierra was founded during a period of Moorish occupation. The town still stands from that period, apart from the maze-like urban design of Al-Andaluz, a 13th century castle that has been restored to keep the medieval Zahara within the stretches of its walls. The hillside position of Zahara imbues the village with an unusual appearance for an urban dwelling. The different levels require the streets to have steps! During the festival of Corpus Christi, declared a Festivity of National Tourist Interest, not only can you marvel at the sight of the decoration of the city, but you can also taste the local cuisine ( not included) with dishes such as the quemones de cebolla (a tomato dip with onion and parsley), the sopas hervias (bread and tomato soup) and their specialty dessert cakes.
The picturesque white town of Grazalema in the region of Cádiz is ensconced in the heart of the Sierra de Grazalema mountain range and hosts a very particular microclimate, registering the highest annual rainfall index in the entire Iberian Peninsula. Although there are traces of prehistoric settlements in the area, such as the Dolmen de la Giganta, Grazalemas origins coincide with the Roman town of Lacilbula. In the town centre, declared a Historic Site, the typical regional architecture blends perfectly with the towns monumental treasures. The jewel in the crown of the town is, however, the Baroque church Nuestra Señora de la Aurora. It is accompanied by the San José Church, the parish church Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación, the church San Juan and the Hermitages of El Calvario and Los Ángeles. The city is also famous for its traditional blankets, which are on display at the Museum of Textile Crafts along with other craft products.

Inclusions

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Driver/guide

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Expenses not specified above
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, cap, bring drink, snacks, sunscreen.