The route of the white villages is very well known especially for people who are lovers of architecture and enjoy the landscapes. If you plan to make this trip and get to know a little more about our country you should be asking where to sleep on the route of the white villages. We will help you plan your trip, but first let’s know a little about these villas.
The white in these towns is much more than a color, for them it means freshness. The houses are white because they cover their facades with lime to combat the heat. This route is made up of 19 towns in which a spectacle is created for the eyes by the white facades decorated with flowers and by the landscapes that you will see in the route.
The 19 places that are part of the route of white villages in Spain are: Alcalá del Valle, Algar, Algodonales, Arcos de la Frontera, Benaocaz, Bornos, El Bosque, El Gastor, Espera, Grazalema, Olvera, Prado del Rey, Puerto Serrano, Setenil de las Bodegas, Torre Alháquime, Ubrique, Villaluenga del Rosario, Villamartin and Zahara de la Sierra.
You can find where to sleep on the route of the white villages in each of their territories. However, your lodging area will depend on the route plan you have since you can decide to stay in these villages and spend all the holidays there or know the route of the white villages and at the same time enjoy the beaches and the city.
Arcos de la Frontera, where we will start the white route
It is known as the gateway to the white villages of Cádiz. As expected, the first thing that will catch our attention is the white houses. However, the architecture created during the Christian era of this town make it a place that you can not miss if you are a lover of history.
You must visit the Plaza de Cabildo, the Cuesta de Belén and the Church of San Pedro. As you can imagine what to see in Arcos de la Frontera are its monuments and old buildings that survived the Lisbon earthquake of 1755.
Routes by Grazalema can not miss
One of the first places you must visit in Grazalema is the Mirador de Asomaderos, next to the tourist office. The main monument that you will find in Grazalema is the Monument to the bull of Cuerda that is a tribute to the traditional celebration of the town.
In the center of town you will find the Plaza de España where the Aurora Church is located. A temple from the Renaissance period that suffered the Spanish Civil War. Also, you must visit the Church of San Juan that is believed to have been built on a mosque.
We recommend you to go through the Church of San José and from there to the viewpoint of Los Peñascos. As you can see the architecture and the viewpoints are key parts of the route through Grazalema making it one of the most beautiful white villages.
Olvera, town of Cádiz
The Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation, located in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, has a viewpoint that was built after the sacristan’s house was demolished.
The Arab castle is another of the points that you must visit, mainly, because there you can enjoy the landscape of the municipality. Although this was built in the late twelfth century, you can see many features of Christianity due to the remodeling, from the capture of the Castilian troops. The Arab Castle is a cultural asset since 1985.
Obligatory stop in Setenil de las Bodegas
The main attraction of this town belonging to the route of the white villages is that a large part of their houses are under a rock. The temple that you should visit in Setenil de las Bodegas is the Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation.
This church was built on an old mosque and has a crucified Christ of the seventeenth century and a chasuble of silk and gold that was donated by the Catholic kings.
Here, we recommend you go to the viewpoint of El Lizón. To get there, you must climb the stairs of the Manuel Galán gardens. In addition, we recommend that you know the main monument that is the Torreón del Homenaje, since it is the only remaining trace of the Almohad Alcázar of the 12th and 13th centuries.
Let’s close the route with the Zahara de la Sierra route
This town is famous for the multitude of viewpoints it has. It is surrounded by walls and towers, but only the Torre del Homenaje is preserved in perfect condition.
In the Plaza del Rey you will find a viewpoint and the Church of Santa María de Mesa from the 17th century that represents the religious architecture of Andalusia. You will arrive there along San Juan Street, where there are craft shops and hotels where you can sleep on the route of the white villages.
In addition, Zahara de la Sierra was declared a historical site.
In case you are going to live your holidays in the white villages you do not have to worry about where to sleep in the route of the white villages since being such a tourist area the service of their hotels, in general, is very good.
Where to sleep on the route of the white villages and at the same time enjoy the beaches and the city of Conil?
If you want to have a vacation full of adventure, history and landscaping in the white villages, but, you do not want to stop living the excitement and fun offered by the beaches and the urban center of Conil, do not worry we have the solution.
Villas Flamenco Beach is located just an hour’s drive from Arcos de la Frontera and 50 meters from Fuente del Gallo beach and a few minutes from the rest of Beaches and the city, allowing us to have the dream vacation. In addition, it offers the best places to sleep on the route of the white villages.
It offers apartments and houses with sea views, fiber optic internet service, parking, equipped kitchen, living room, access to the pool and air conditioning and heating, depending on the season. This place is perfect to feel at home.
Hacienda Roche Viejo is the perfect option for families, friends and couples who are looking for a place to sleep on the route of the white villages with a rural atmosphere. In addition, it is the closest to the Arcos de la Frontera, just one hour away by car.
Another place to sleep on the route of the white villages is Villas Flamenco Rentals, which due to its location allows us to know the center of Conil. Also, by staying there we enjoyed the view of the city from our room.
The last accommodation that we offer is Villas Flamenco Beach where we can sleep on the route of the white villages and at the same time be close to the beach with the best sea view to live an unforgettable vacation.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you want to know more about accommodations in Conil, remember that we have discounts all year round for early booking and family vacations.