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Cultural and Natural Highlights
The northern parts of the provinces of Málaga and Cádiz is known as the “Pueblos Blancos” (white towns) area. Historically Andalucíans in these mountainous regions chose to live in fortified hilltop towns and villages. Characteristic for the towns is that the walls on the outside of the houses are all whitewashed. Many of the villages are very small. Ronda is one of the biggest of the white towns.
Going on a day tour by car is a great way to explore these quiet and picturesque towns and villages hanging from the hillsides, many betraying Moorish origins from their names. There are many routes and itineraries that you can follow. The white town routes are also popular with cyclists and motorcyclists.
The Royal Palace is the main attraction in Andalucía with its splendid interiors, where your breath is taken away at the sight of the intricate Moorish workmanship. It was built in the last half of the 14th century and forms the greatest achievement of Moorish art in Spain. Tranquillity and peace of mind and a meditative ambience are the key to the Alhambra with its pools, running water, gardens and repetitive geometric designs.
Please note – Reservations are essential and during summer months you may have to book several weeks in advance To book online go to: www.tickets.alhambra-patronato.es/en/
Included with the general ticket is the access to the ornate Nasrid Palaces. Due to limited access, this part can only be accessed during the time that your ticket indicates. Beware, this is very strict. (You are free to enter the rest of the Alambra at any time during the opening hours on the date of your ticket.)
Apart from the Alhambra, Granada houses one of the finest gardens in Spain - The Generalife. It is only a short walk from the Alhambra and it would be worth a visit if you are in the locality.
This is one of Spain’s most spectacular walking trails. It is pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in “El Chorro”, near the village of Ardales. After four years of extensive renovations the “Caminito” reopened in 2015, carefully restored. It is now a safe and easy, yet exciting and scenic trail with a combination of wooden boardwalk and glass-floored lookouts.
The path goes through the beautiful natural area of the “Desfiladero de los Gaitanes”, which is 700 metres deep. The walkway is 1 metre in width and rises over 100 metres above the Guadalhorce River below. It is a unique experience of strolling along walkways hanging on a sheer cliff face and crossing the suspension bridge near the end of the walk. The panoramic view of this natural canyon sculpted by the river will captivate you.
Tickets have to be reserved - sometimes as far as 2 months in advance! To book your visit online, go to: www.reservas.caminitodelrey.info/?lang=en