Life in Andalusia's Pueblos Blancos (13 pics)




A heifer, tied with a rope, turns during “Toro de Cuerda” in the white village of Villaluenga del Rosario, southern Spain September 3, 2016. Dazzling clusters of cube-shaped houses perched on top of Andalusia's olive tree-studded mountains, the “Pueblos Blancos”, or white villages, of southern Spain are named for the lime wash the buildings are painted with to keep the interiors cool. The labyrinths of narrow alleyways are a throwback to when this region was known as Al-Andalus and was part of a medieval Muslim territory. While this region is stunningly beautiful and a big draw to tourists visiting the south of Spain, it is also one of the poorest areas in the country and has one of the highest unemployment rates in the European Union. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)

Life in Andalusia's Pueblos Blancos

Women wearing “Cobijada” outfits pose for a portrait in Vejer de la Frontera, southern Spain Septemb

Women wearing “Cobijada” outfits pose for a portrait in Vejer de la Frontera, southern Spain September 16, 2016. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)

A doll lies on the stairs of a house in the white village of Setenil de las Bodegas, southern Spain

A doll lies on the stairs of a house in the white village of Setenil de las Bodegas, southern Spain September 13, 2016. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)

A warehouse is pictured in a field near the white village of Setenil de las Bodegas, southern Spain

A warehouse is pictured in a field near the white village of Setenil de las Bodegas, southern Spain September 13, 2016. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)

A woman collects grapes at a vineyard in Vega de los Molinos, part of the white village of Arcos de

A woman collects grapes at a vineyard in Vega de los Molinos, part of the white village of Arcos de la Frontera, southern Spain September 23, 2016. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)

Maria Jose Manzano, 50, and her husband Joaquin Cortijo, 57, have lunch at their house in Vega de lo

Maria Jose Manzano, 50, and her husband Joaquin Cortijo, 57, have lunch at their house in Vega de los Molinos, part of the white village of Arcos de la Frontera, southern Spain September 23, 2016. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)

Members of the Virgin of los Angeles brotherhood take part during a procession in the white village

Members of the Virgin of los Angeles brotherhood take part during a procession in the white village of Grazalema, southern Spain September 8, 2016. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)

Dogs are seen on a street in the white village of Arcos de la Frontera, southern Spain September 11,

Dogs are seen on a street in the white village of Arcos de la Frontera, southern Spain September 11, 2016. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)

A view of the white village of Arcos de la Frontera, southern Spain September 11, 2016. (Photo by Ma

A view of the white village of Arcos de la Frontera, southern Spain September 11, 2016. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)

A heifer, tied with a rope, chases a reveller during “Toro de Cuerda” which travels through the vill

A heifer, tied with a rope, chases a reveller during “Toro de Cuerda” which travels through the village streets in the white village of Villaluenga del Rosario, southern Spain September 3, 2016. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)

Pilgrims make their way to the shrine of Christ of Romeral as they ride past the white village of Ar

Pilgrims make their way to the shrine of Christ of Romeral as they ride past the white village of Arcos de la Frontera, southern Spain September 11, 2016. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)

A flower pot is mounted on a wall in the white village of Olvera, southern Spain September 14, 2016.

A flower pot is mounted on a wall in the white village of Olvera, southern Spain September 14, 2016. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)

A couple walks on a street in Vejer de la Frontera, southern Spain September 16, 2016. (Photo by Mar

A couple walks on a street in Vejer de la Frontera, southern Spain September 16, 2016. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)




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