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  3. Cadiz
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The White Towns of Andalusia: Private Day Trip from Cádiz

Product ID: 73916
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Discover the White Towns of Andalusia in the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. Admire the dazzling whitewashed walls and red or brown tiled roofs.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pick-up service

Transportation from hotels in Cádiz, Jerez, Chiclana, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Rota and El Puerto de Santa María
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a day trip to the Sierra Grazalema Natural Park
  • Admire the White Towns of Andalusia on your choice of itineraries
  • Learn about the history of Andalusia’s whitewashed houses
Full description
The White Towns of Andalusia are a series of villages in southern Spain located mostly within the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. All of the villages are characterized by their whitewashed houses with red or brown tiled roofs. This private 8-hour tour begins with hotel pick-up in Cádiz.

It is said that the houses are painted white to ward off the intense summer heat that affects the region. Historically, the darkest houses and those with poor air circulation had to be whitewashed by painters who had survived the bubonic plague.

Lime mixed with water produces heat that kills microorganism. As a result, people living in villages whose houses were whitewashed escaped more diseases than those who did not.

Although times have changed, the tradition is still alive and houses continued to be whitewashed as needed.
Includes
  • Transportation from your hotel (in Cádiz, Jerez, Chiclana, El Puerto de Santa María, Rota)
  • Tour of the selected White Villages
  • Civil liability and accident insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Expenses not specified as included
  • Tips
Save up to 20%

From US$ 227.10 US$ 181.68 per person

Organized by

Olé Tours

Product ID: 73916