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The Most Beautiful White Villages in Andalucia

Andalucia is famous for its white villages. Typically they are of Moorish origin and situated on rocky buttresses to make them easy to defend. Many have a castle that can date back to Roman times. Square houses cluster together, clinging to the rock beneath the castle. A small square with a 16th-century church and perhaps a bar and bodega provides the social centre of the village with narrow twisting streets, some barely wide enough for a donkey leading off. The dwellings are all painted a brilliant white, reflecting the light from a hot sun in a cloudless blue sky. This is everybody's idea of a white village. We have chosen some of the most beautiful white villages in Andalucia. Some will surprise you.