Day Trip From Jerez: The White Towns Of Andalusia_426103

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Day Trip From Jerez: The White Towns Of Andalusia

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Duration
time-raw8 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Starting point
Your accommodation in Andalucía
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Pickup Option
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Enjoy a private tour to the White Towns of Andalusia, which are a series of towns in southern Spain, mostly found within Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. All of these traditional villages are characterized by whitewashed walls and red or brown tiled roofs and make a great sightseeing trip.

What to expect?

  • 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 town’s 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 town’s 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, Grazalema’s origins coincide with the Roman town of Lacilbula. In the town centre, declared a Historic Site, the typical regional architecture blends perfectly with the town’s 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.

What is included?

  • Admission to all attractions
  • Ground transportation
  • English-speaking guide

Is this experience for me?

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat (dependent on season)

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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$132