When we think of Andalusia, the Feria de Abril in Seville, the Alhambra in Granada always comes to mind … However, there are hundreds, even thousands of small towns scattered throughout the Andalusian geography, which are worth visiting to get lost in its streets . If you have the opportunity, do not hesitate to visit them on your trip through Andalusian lands and do not forget to drink a rebujito!
Casares is a town that is located in the province of Malaga. It is the typical Andalusian village with houses painted white, whitewashed houses and narrow, winding streets. In the month of July they make a medieval market that seems to come from a fairy tale.
In contrast to the white people, we find Júzcar, also in the province of Málaga. This picturesque town seems to come from a movie of the Smurfs, with all their houses painted blue. As expected in a village in Andalusia, all its houses are on winding and narrow slopes that cross the village.
Setenil de las Bodegas
This town located in the province of Cádiz, it seems that it will disappear at any time due to its urban organization. The houses are built under the rocks eroded by the Guadalporcún River, taking advantage of any available space, it seems to be taken from a movie of the Flintstones.
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Ronda is also another town that seems to disappear from one moment to another, but not crushed, but falling to the precipice. This town of Malaga is characteristic for being built on a plateau eroded by the Guadalevín River. The panoramic views when you look out over the precipice of its historic center are impressive.
When we think of Andalusia, we all remember those images of beaches and beach bars. In Alájar it is the opposite. This town located in the province of Huelva, is located in an unusual place surrounded by green plains. It seems that it has frozen in time and that civilization has not yet reached it.
Another town that seems that the civilization has not arrived is Montefrío, in the province of Granada. Located on top of a cliff, it has an impressive historical and cultural heritage that has not yet been converted to mass tourism.
The town of San Fernando in Cádiz is located in a privileged enclave. With a more than spectacular coastline, it has a nightlife that has nothing to envy to the big cities. If you can visit this town, I recommend you do it during the Carmen and Sal Fair in July. The amount of activities that happen throughout the week of celebration, teaches you what is the Andalusian life in its maximum exponent.
This medieval town is in the province of Jaén. With a castle of Templar origin at the top of the cliff. This town offers spectacular views from the top of the cliff
Another town with medieval charm that we can find in Granada, is Salobreña. With a castle on the cliff cliff, it has a large influx of tourists.
Almodóvar of the river
To finish our list of towns with charm of Andalusia, we have the Cordovan town of Almodóvar del río. It has an incredible and perfectly renovated Muslim castle, from where you have beautiful views of the surroundings