An especially noble town in the province of Cadizin, Cádiz combines the splendor of aristocratic palaces with typical Andalusian homes. A cultural epicentre of the region, a visit to one of the city’s many aromatic wine cellars gives any wine loving traveler a deep understanding of Spain’s wine making tradition.
A driving tour to Andalusia’s Pueblos Blancos, or White Villages, is a highlight of any trip to Spain. The whitewashed villages are impressive historical monuments, and their citizens still live according to age-old traditions inherited from their Iberian, Roman and Moorish forefathers. Some are hidden in fog-shrouded mountain valleys, others look out to the Mediterranean, and others still rule the farmland from atop rocky hilltops. Within their cool, hushed alleys lie Andalusia’s bounty: marinated olives, fried seafood, and that most prized of hams, jamon iberico de bellota.