in an arc that goes from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, in a
defined territory in the system of Andalucian foothills -Sierras
de Cadiz and Serranía de Ronda- the white towns constitute
one of the arquetypical routes of the region´s popular arquitecture.
omnipresent lime and the site that permit the dominance of space
- the ridge, hillside or ravines - the ones that appear in the distance
like round, white stains above a landscape abundant with pine trees,
oaks, acorn trees and a rare authentic botan: the Spainish fir.
character of the towns on the coast in the secular conflict between
the Muslims and the Christians explain the insistence of the castles
and the Muslim presence, united with the mountain character of these
towns, mark many qualities of it´s popular arquitecture: raised,
narrow, winding alleys with the entrances to houses or patios, arks
that cross the narrow streets, bracing the façades. There
is a predominance of covered roofs.
Arcos de la Frontera, Grazalema, El Bosque, Zahara de la
Sierra, Olvera, Setenil, Benaoján, Ronda
Ronda, Atajate, Benadalid, Benalauría, Algatocín, Gaucin,
Jimena de la Frontera, Castellar de la Frontera, Casares.