Ronda - Serranía de Ronda: the route of the White Villages
Visit to the White Villages
Visiting the White Villages does not cause indifference. With each step something new can be discovered, with spectacular landscapes, streets of Arab tradition, extraordinarily colourful patios and the ecological white of the houses. The most representative villages to visit are: Setenil de las bodegas, with houses built into the caves and rock face above the river. The Keep, Church of the Incarnation. Grazalema, village of Arab origin and centre of the Natural park of the same name. Notable is the church of Our Lady Aurora and the Textile Museum. //IMAGEN// Zahara de la Sierra, a castled white village with extraordinary streets or finally Olvera.
Visit the Genal Valley
Every season, but especially autumn this valley is a veritable spectacle for the reddish hue that colours the landscape owing to the forests of Chestnut trees. Crystal waters refresh visitors. The more authentic village has Arab origins, its identity displayed in the fiestas, urban planning and agriculture, etc. All of which are no more than 30 minutes away from Ronda.
Igualeja: major attraction is the source of the River Genal.
Benadalid: is possible to visit the archaeological remains of the ancient Arab castle that are excellently maintained. The interior has been converted into a beautiful cemetery, as well as the church and inviting square of the village hall.
Benalauria: Is also a beautiful village of Arab origin, of well preserved buildings, highlighting the Museum de la Molienda and the artisan shops.
Genalguacil: The most attractive aspect is the layout of the streets with steep slopes and white facades of Moorish origin. It has the peculiarity of being the only village in the Province of Málaga considered as a ‘Live Museum’, being that throughout its corners and plazas, murals and sculptures can be found that have been made in the various artistic gatherings. However each of the Genal villages has its own character and charm.
High Genal: Pujerra, Parauta,Cartajima,Juzcar, Faraján, Alpandaire.
Low Genal: Atajate, Benadalid, Algatocín, Benarrabá, Gaucín, Genalguacil y Jubrique.
Visit the Guadiaro Valley
By railway or as desired, enter the Natural Parks of the Alcornocales and Sierra de Grazalema to visit the places that during the Palaeolithic period were frequented by the hunter-gatherer societies, such as Cueva de la Pileta. Also enjoy traditional cold meats produced in Benaoján, Montejaque or Arriate or visit to beautiful village of Cortes de la Frontera, the Málaga entrance to the Alcornocales Natural Park.