Hill Towns of Andalucia

3:30:00 AM Brooke Neal 5 Comments

Rick Steves' recommends a stop in at least one of Andalucia's hill towns. These white washed towns perched atop hills are charmingly quaint with labyrinth alleyways, crumbling architecture and beautiful vistas. At one time they were the Christian front line of defense pushing the Moors and Islam back into Africa. Today they are quiet respites from Spain's bigger and busier cities.

We spent an afternoon in Arco de la Frontera. Most memorable of the day was the animal trainer with a host of birds and a curious meerkat and the old man weaving sun hats in a tiny room off one of the alleyways. He was the post man for his career and when he retired he took over his father in laws small weaving practice. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture!






5 comments:

  1. Curious to know, where in Spain have you had the best food? I really like the food in Barcelona, but was not so thrilled in Toledo.

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    1. We enjoyed our food in Barcelona and Seville. We had great pizza in Malaga, but I can't say I enjoyed the food in Valencia.

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  2. Anytime you show Spain here, I salivate. I want to see ALL of Spain!

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    1. We just loved out trip to Spain and I am sort of "milking it out" as far as posts go. I took so many pictures, then summer happened and I hardly blogged, so I have a back log of Spain posts. I think though only one more week. :)

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  3. The landscape around the town is breathtaking! Great photo of your girl with all the births ;)

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