Vejer de la Frontera, a town frozen in time

Vejer de la Frontera is a hilltop town in the province of Cadiz, close to the Strait of Gibraltar, around 200 metres above sea level. The old part is very well conserved and it contains a lot of ancient churches and convents within a labyrinth of white-washed houses, narrow winding streets and stone pavement. Vejer was used as a defensive town for centuries and its castle, … Continue reading Vejer de la Frontera, a town frozen in time

Wine&History: Acinipo and Bodega Schatz, Ronda

The history behind this wine is the story of Fiedrich Schatz on his arrival to Ronda. After a stay in France and Italy studying the wines of those areas, he was on his way to Morocco but a miraculous thing happened in Ronda. He knew that Finca Sanguijuela had been put on sale by a bank, which means that even the bank didn’t want to … Continue reading Wine&History: Acinipo and Bodega Schatz, Ronda

A walk in the Albaicin of Granada

Last time I went to Granada I walked around the Albaicin again. My only purpose was to visit the Arab baths of El Bañuelo, but in the entry ticket (5€) includes the visit to two more monuments in this historical neighborhood. Take into account that on Sundays the visit to the El Bañuelo is free, by the way it is worth the price of the … Continue reading A walk in the Albaicin of Granada

Carmenes, a piece of heaven in Granada

When walking through the intricate streets of the Albaicin of Granada we can see a lot of beautiful tiles in the houses with the name of “Carmen de…”. They are historical houses of this neighborhood whose origin dates back from Al-Andalus period. The polymath, poet, writer, historian, philosopher, physician and politician of the Nasrid Kingdom Ibn al-Khatib wrote in the 14th century about the green paradise in … Continue reading Carmenes, a piece of heaven in Granada

Arcos de la Frontera, the gateway to the White Villages

The White Towns Route (Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos) is becoming famous among visitors and travelers as it is considered one of the best additions to an Andalusian tour. The white villages are a series of towns in the provinces of Cadiz and Malaga, most of them within the Natural Park Sierra de Grazalema. The name of the route is due to the white color … Continue reading Arcos de la Frontera, the gateway to the White Villages