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Cadiz Panoramic City Tour and Monumental Old Quarter  Get an overview of Cadiz on this private tour. Cadiz stands on a peninsula jutting out into a bay, and is almost entirely surrounded by water...more...
Golf and Spa Packages at NH Almenara Sotogrande Cadiz  NH Almenara Golf-Hotel and Spa has the privilege of being surrounded by some of the best golf courses in Europe. Here you will find everything you need for a sense of well being, in a truly exclusive setting…more...
Horses and Wines of Jerez de la Fronterra and the bay of Cadiz Coach Excursion from Seville  Enjoy a full day excursion to Jerez de la Fronterra and Cadiz from Seville. Visit a Sherry Winery, see the horse show, then a panoramic tour of Cadiz by boat prom...more...
Jerez de la Frontera Historic Quarter and Sherry Winery Tour  While in Cadiz why not take a private tour to visit Jerez de la Frontera famous throughout the world for its sweet wines named after the town, which the British pronounced "sherry"...more...
Jerez de la Frontera Sherry winery tour and The Dancing Andalucian Horse Show  On this Private tour you will visit Jerez's Royal Equestian School where they have a live show of the "Dancing Andalucian Horses, as well get a taste of the fine Jerez (Sherry) at a famous winery…more...
The Dancing Andalusian Horses of Jerez de la Frontera On this chauffeur driven trip you will visit Jerez's Royal Equestian School where they have a live show of the "Dancing Andalucian Horses, as well get a taste of the fine Jerez (Sherry) at a famous winery…more...
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Coach Excursion to Ronda from Costa del SolCoach Excursion to Ronda from Costa del Sol  Enjoy a full day excursion from the Costa del Sol to the cliff top town of Ronda...more...
Malaga Mijas and Ronda Tour  On this private tour you will visit Malaga, Mijas and Ronda with a private local guide and transportation from Malaga…more...
Ronda Cliff top Village Walking Tour  On this half day private walking tour of Ronda one of Andalucia's loveliest towns, steeped in history. Famous through Spain for the plunging river gorge known as El Tajo - The Cliff…more...
Galician Coastal Cooking, Food & Wine Tour SpainRonda Red Wine Tour and Beautiful Andalusia Whitewashed Town  Red Wine Tour of Ronda, Andalusia. At 120 km to the south-east of Seville, Ronda is one of Andalucia's most beautiful towns. It is famous throughout Spain for the gaping river gorge with a sheer drop...more...
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The White Villages Of Cadiz - An Archaeological Route   by Rudi Van Der Zalm
The Sierra de Cadiz, constituted by 19 townships, is a region full of natural, environmental, cultural, historical, and anthropological resources. The so-called White Villages offer us a wide range of unparalleled tourist possibilities. The colour of its rough geography, the whiteness and brightness of its streets, the greenness of its natural spaces, the location of its towns and the history transmitted through every spot and its most prized possession...its people!

The Sierra de Cadiz has been inhabited and visited from the most distant times and it has contemplated the passing of numerous peoples, cultures and different ways of living and thinking. From the Palaeolithic to the present day la sierra has welcomed amidst its striking geographic and environmental resources, all those who have chosen it as a home, dwelling, refuge or frontier. That's why such a beautiful and spectacular landscape hides a treasure, the traces of our ancestors, our historical memory.

Remains of towns, settlements, cities, strongholds, villages, roads and paths exhibit nowadays a huge and rich cultural legacy represented in a substantial number of archaeological sites spread all around the regional geography. 

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The archaeological route of the white villages is addressed to a public that is respectful to the patrimony and thirsty for knowledge and discoveries.

In the district of El Bosque, entrance to the Natural Park of Sierra de Grazalema, you can visit the Centre of Interpretation of the Archaeological Route of the White Villages. The Archaeological Route is divided in three sub-routes based on the three periods in which la Sierra enjoyed its most considerable historic prominence: The Prehistoric Period, the Roman-Iberian Period and the Medieval Period.

A Picturesque Square, Vejer De La Frontera, Near Cadiz, Andalucia, SpainThe Prehistoric Route is formed by the visits to the funeral assemblages dated between the fourth and the second Millennium B.C., between the end of the Neolithic and the beginnings of the Bronze Ages, such as the Alberite Dolmen in Villamarin, the El Charcon Dolmen in El Gastor, Tomillos Dolmens in Alcala del Valle and the Prehistoric Necropolis of Fuente de Ramos in Puerto Serrano.

In the Roman-Iberian route we can visit the city of Sierra de Aznar in Arcos de la Frontera with its striking "Castellum Aquae", the Roman-Iberian cities of Ocuri in Ubrique, Carissa Aurelia in Espera and Saepo in the so-called Cerro de la Botinera in Algodonales.

The Medieval route includes many villages of the Frontier between Christians and Muslims, like the medieval village of Zahara de la Sierra, Olvera's stronghold, the Great Wall of Torre-Alhaquime, the Barrio Nazari in Benaocaz and the paved roads on Villaluega del Rosario and Grazalema. Apart from the archaeological resources the area also offers two extraordinary Natural Parks: Grazalema and Los Alcornocales.

The Sierra de Grazalema is located between the Andalusian provinces of Cadiz and Malaga and it houses an important relict wooded-patch of Spanish fir, a tree that has become a symbol of these mountains. The entire territory of the Sierra de Grazalema Nature Park was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1977.

And Between the Sierra de Grazalema and Punta de Tarifa, stand a series of middle-sized mountains whose interior houses Natural Park Los Alcornocales, the 'kingdom of the cork oak' which is the most important formation on the Iberian Peninsula.

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About the Author: With more than 20 years of experience in the travel industry Rudi van der Zalm is the founder of one of Europe's most popular websites for holiday homes in rural Spain. A wide selection of country houses and lodgings can be found at


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Parador of Cádiz, Cádiz
Modern tourist complex next to the Genovés park and by the sea, the Parador has impressive views of the sea and the Bay of Cádiz. Located in a residential area surrounded by palm trees, it has exclusive access to a small beach. It is also a good starting point to discover the entire province (White Villages Route, Toro Route, Wine Route, etc.), plus the small villages of the coast of Cádiz. The spacious, bright bedrooms, carefully decorated, have panoramic views, an invitation for peace and relaxation. Boat trips or excursions within the area are some of the activities that can be done outside of the Parador. Inside, options include a variety of games and live piano, sax and base music, among others. 
Barcelo Cadiz
The Barceló Cádiz**** is a newly-built hotel with a modern design and innovative architecture. Located in the heart of Cadiz at then main avenue of the city and also, close to the seafront promenade bordering the famous Victoria Beach.  Ideal place to combine business and pleasure, with modern facilities, 2000 m. from the Conference Centre and the Train Station, Close to the shopping centre, Bahia de Cadiz Casino, Novo Sancti Petri Golf Courses, and only 30 minutes from Jerez Airport.  The exquisite preparation of the best raw materials and their careful presentation contribute to sophisticated Andalusian and International cuisine.
Hotel Monte Puertatierra, Cadiz
Situated in the very heart of the city which offers a wide range of possibilities for guaranteeing the success of your stay or event.  Near the historical quarter, shopping area and only 80 metres from the Stª Mª del Mar beach.  Enjoy the monuments, people, gastronomy and culture of Cádiz in the HOTEL PUERTATIERRA.  Both hotel guests and locals from the city of Cadiz occupy the tables of our modern cafeteria each day. This mix of people creates a cordial atmosphere within which you may taste the "tapas" and typical dishes of the region as well as a delicious dessert.  Delight in the exquisite regional or national cuisine in the warm atmosphere of our spacious and comfortable restaurant.
Hotel Spa Senator Cadiz
Beside one of the best shopping and historical areas of the town. Only 5 minutes from the Train and Bus Station and 40 km from the Airport of Jerez.  The hotel offers a wide array of services including, a buffet breakfast and buffet or à la carte restaurant. It also has the largest and only urban Spa in the Town, “Acquaplaya” with a multitude of services and treatments.  On the top floor there is an outdoor pool from which you can enjoy magnificent views of Cadiz (only open in the summer). The hotel offers free WI-FI in all the rooms and common areas.
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Ronda  - Magical Mountain Top City in Andalucia, Southern Spain   by Anne Sewell

When visiting Andalucia, I would highly recommend making the trip to Ronda.  The winding roads up the mountainside can be a little daunting, but what a view all the way to the top!

Ronda is one of the oldest cities in Spain, having origins in the Neolithic age.  Wonderful cave paintings were discovered, including the famous Pileta's Cave, depicting paintings from the Paleolithic age.

Its mountain top location made it an ideal location to build a city - very easy to defend.  The first builders were the Romans, and many examples of their architecture can still be viewed in the city today.

The Moors then made their mark, and built the walls, gates and arches of the city, which are still very much intact.  You can stroll alongside the walls, enjoying the fabulous views… or visit the Arab Baths, still in an excellent state of repair. State protected because of historic interest in 1931, these baths were built at the end of the 13th century or start of the 14th century.. 

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Another fascinating building to visit is the Casa del Rey Moro - or House of the Moorish King - which appears to be from the 18th Century.  The house itself is in a dilapidated condition, but the first floor has been restored, and contains the tourist office.  Well worth a visit to the gardens of the house, which were constructed by the great French Landscaper Forestier in 1912

The house also has a mine which you can visit, which consists of a wide zigzagging staircase carved into the rock, covered by a fascinating system of stacked vaults.  Visit the Sala del Manantial (Room of the Spring) from which slaves brought water to the King.

The hub of Ronda is the "New Bridge", that divides the city, over a deep gorge - El Tajo, with houses literally hanging on the edges of the cliffs. Right next door is the lovely Alameda del Tajo Park - perfect for a restful stroll after your busy sightseeing, and also the Blas Infante viewpoint where you can stand on a balcony over... a huge drop! 

Street view - RondaFamous people love this city - close to the Alameda del Tajo Park, you can visit the Paseo de Orson Wells - the famous actor loved Ronda and is, in fact, buried there.  Ernest Hemingway was also very fond of the city and the Paseo de Hemingway has been named for him.  He visited Spain during the Spanish Civil War, to report for the North American Newspaper Alliance.

The Plaza de Toros, or Bullring, of Ronda, is the oldest in Spain and was officially inaugurated in 1785 by the two bullfighters, Pedro Romero and Pepe Hillo.  It is possible to visit the bullring, its museum and the surrounding buildings and paddocks.  Outside the entrance to the bullring are statues to two famous bullfighters of Ronda,  Cayetano Ordonez and Antonio Ordonez.

Strolling the streets of Ronda is like taking a step back in time - narrow streets with attractive buildings, tapas bars and restaurants - and wonderful shops.  You will also come across interesting museums, like the Museo del Bandelero… lots of beautiful churches and lovely plazas and sidewalk cafes to rest and catch your breath.

It is difficult to mention all the wonderful attractions of this city in one article, but this is definitely a must-visit part of your Spanish tour!  One little warning - try and stay a minimum of 3 days, otherwise you'll miss out on a lot of the attractions.  Wear good comfortable walking shoes, and if visiting in summer, always carry a bottle of water..  it gets hot in Ronda!

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About the author: Anne Sewell is involved in internet tourism, and is also an enthusiastic amateur photographer.  Photos and more details about Ronda can be viewed on

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Hotel Enfrente Arte, Ronda
Beautifully situated in the oldest paved street of Ronda and surrounded by historic buildings, this unique and laid back hotel is just moments from the city centre but yet faces the natural park "Sierra de las Nieves”.  The house itself has been decorated with eclectic details, original and historical artwork and atmospheric lighting.  The hotel provides an outdoor swimming pool and a sauna, a recreation room with a pool table, satellite television, fire place, a library as well as a computer with free access to the internet.   The subtropical garden, with a large variety of exotic plants, birds and fish, is an attraction for nature lovers and the children. Several romantic courtyards and terraces offer stunning views of the mountains, the river "Guadalevin", the old city and the renowned horse riding school "Maestranza de Ronda".  The breakfast-brunch buffet serves a wide variety of cold and warm dishes included in the price, plus free drinks all day.
Parador of Ronda, Ronda
In the centre of the city, in a privileged location, next to the emblematic Puente Nuevo in Ronda, built in the year 1761, this Parador rises up over the former town hall. It is an impressive enclave, with unique views of the Tagus, in a gorge some 120 metres deep.  Blues, greens, yellows and reds make up the shades of the interior. The most colourful materials decorate the sofas and curtains of bright, spacious living rooms with an abundance of plants. It has a swimming pool and cheerful bedrooms with beautiful views and comfortable split-level suites with terraces.  The gastronomic side of the Parador includes excellent Andalusian style dishes such as stewed partridge, roast kid, rabbit 'a la rondeña', almond soup, 'ajo blanco' (cold garlic soup) and 'salmorejo'. 
Husa Reina Victoria, Ronda
In this marvellous city, dominated by the famous "Tajo de Ronda", the Reina Victoria Hotel with its unique location in the city center and panoramic views offers classical, exquisite comfort.  Built in 1906 and completely refitted the last year 2000, the charm of its gardens and terraces are reminiscent of visits by the Poet Rainier Marie Rilke. 89 rooms with direct-dial telephone, TV, complete bathroom facilities, central heating, air-conditioning and most of them have terraces with magnificent mountains views. Restaurant, bar, barbecue, meeting rooms, swimming-pool and parking facilities.
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