This pretty enclave in the sierra de Grazalema, Villaluenga del Rosario, houses the Museum of Payoyo Cheese and the largest factory of this exquisite flavoursome and high quality cheese.
The village of Benamahoma is located in a privileged position where the presence of the water, its most valued asset, dominates the landscape. Must-see visits are the Museum of Water (located in the old mill at the source of the river Majaceite), the fish farm or El Castillejo Botanical Gardens.
If there is one important date on the Benamahoma calendar it has to be the first weekend in August, when the unusual Moors and Christians Festival is held. The village returns to the period of Arabic domination and the Christian reconquista.
Ubrique forms part of the route of the white villages, at the entrance of Grazalema Natural Park and Los Alcornocales Natural Park. You can’t leave without visiting the Museum of Leather, a look at the history of leather goods in Ubrique since its beginnings.
Don’t forget to visit the Roman archaeological site Ocuris, 2 km from Ubrique in a place known as the salto de la Mora (leap of the Moor), from where you can see the natural pass to Benaocaz and the manga de Villaluenga (valley pass).
Located on the banks of the river Majaceite and at the foot of Albarracín hill, this pretty white village offers sulfurous springs and thick forests. Highlights are its cold meats and cheeses as well as the art of leather making and the manufacture of artisan furniture.
The cave painting site Cueva de la Pileta is a prehistoric cave declared a National Monument in 1924. It is one of the most notable examples of cave painting on the Iberian Peninsula which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world every year.
The main attraction of this small village are its peculiar dwellings built under the protection of the rocks, in which unlike with other semi-troglodyte constructions, the rock is not excavated, instead the rocky wall is simply closed in and the dwelling is built lengthways.
From our hotel in the Sierra de Grazalema National Park you’re ideally placed to explore southern Spain’s unique towns and cities.
Ronda is one of the prettiest towns in Andalucia, perched above the El Tajo canyon. Popular things to do and see in Ronda include:
The Ascari track just outside Ronda is must-visit for Formula One fans. Racing experience days are available where you can drive race cars around the circuit.
Zahara de la Sierra is a typical ‘white town’ nestled in the Sierra Mountains, overlooking a valley and lake. Popular things to do in the town include:
Arcos de la Frontera is one of the most outstanding ‘White Towns’, a series of villages in the Andalucian countryside. It’s well known for:
Jerez is the birthplace of flamenco and is also famous for its sherry. Must-do things include:
Cádiz is a charming town, fondly called ‘La tacita de plata’ or ‘The little silver tea-cup’. Tourists are spoilt for choice, with options including:
Seville is a captivating city full of interesting places to explore, reflecting its rich history. Popular attractions include:
Granada is a unique city with ancient roots and is home to the Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Spain’s most visited tourist attractions. Other highlights include: