The beauty of Andalusia is incalculable. It does not matter if you are more of a city and prefer to enjoy every corner of Seville or Malaga, or if you are looking for the peace of a town in the Andalusian mountains, the south of our territory has everything you can dream of. Also, good weather usually accompanies all our getaways (a detail to appreciate).
Getting to Andalusia from other autonomous communities is easier than it seems by plane, car or train, depending on your destination. A good alternative if you want to take a route through charming towns and you don’t want to drive from Madrid or Barcelona (for example), is to land at the airport of Seville, Jerez de la Frontera or Malaga and rent a car.
Within the list of Most Beautiful Towns in Spain we find several in Andalusia, such as Trevélez and Setenil de las Bodegas. To these recommendations, we add several locations that the editors of Trendencias have visited and that have completely fallen in love.
Jimena de la Frontera
Located in the province of Cádiz, Jimena de la Frontera is located between the Sierra de Ronda and the bay of Algeciras. Among the most outstanding points at a tourist level are the castle from the 13th-14th centuries (Asset of Cultural Interest), the crenellated walls, the Albarrana tower, the cisterns and the entrance doors such as the Clock arch. If you’re lucky, You may find fewer tourists than in other towns in the area.
Setenil de las Bodegas
Without a doubt, Setenil de las Bodegas is one of the most characteristic White Villages of Cádiz due to its unique landscape. A large rock defines the development both below and above. The Torre del Homenaje remains the remains of the medieval fortress. In addition, the Parish Church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación, in late-Gothic Renaissance style, and the hermitages of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, San Benito and San Sebastián are places that you should not miss.
Less than 100 kilometers from Granada (another truly impressive city) is Trevélez. As they point out on the website of the Most Beautiful Villages in Spain, “it could be considered one of the towns with the most history in our country, since there are remains of Neolithic settlements and from the Arab period onwards the history of the town is very detailed”.
Beyond the beauty of its small streets, Trevélez has monuments of great value such as the church of San Benito or the Hermitage of San Antonio and La Virgen de Las Nieves.
Almonaster the Royal
Finally, we move to the Sierra de Huelva. Just over 600 inhabitants live in Almonaster la Real, a town anchored on the limits of the Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park. Its exceptional architecture, with cobbled streets and dream corners, has been a Historic-Artistic Site since 1982, as indicated on the portal of the Most Beautiful Towns in Spain. With its first vestiges located in the Bronze Age, Almonaster is a paradise for those who wish to disconnect from the routine.
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