Pueblos Blancos

For our last day in Ronda we took a very scenic drive in the mountains to visit 3 different Pueblos Blancos (white villages). The drive was another curvy road with steep drop-offs and no shoulder. Some of the video is from the car as we were driving. The road wasn’t really wide enough for 2 lanes so you just have to hope someone isn’t flying around each bend.

My favorite village we visited was Setenil. Some of the houses were built into the rock walls of the gorge. I’m guessing that they don’t have a lot of roofers in this little village. I’m not sure how they built the houses but since they are built into the rock it acts as a cooling system in the summer and a heating system in the winter. I’m not convinced this is a great idea still but these houses have been here for hundreds of years so I guess someone knew how to build a house under large boulders.

The area around Ronda has a lot of beautiful scenery and has easily been my favorite region on this trip.

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