Photo Essay| A white village in Andalusia

Food, flamenco, bull fighters, and laid back lifestyle— these are the things that come to mind when someone talks of Andalusia. The southern region of Spain, it is the most beautiful part of the country. Adding to its beauty, are the lesser known tiny white hilltop villages and towns of the region—  pueblos blancos. 

Pueblos blancos, (translated to 'white villages') are characteristic for their houses with white washed walls, dark brownish-red tiled roofs, and black window grills. The area's bright flowers and cars on the cobblestoned streets are the only pop of colour against all the white. 
Usually, the only way to reach these towns is to drive there.

Vejer de la Frontera, which is less than two hours away from Seville, was a weekend trip. It was ruled by the Moors for almost five centuries, and their influence is very visible in the town’s architecture and cuisine (tagines and mezze platters are the most popular).

On a clear day, if you #LookoutFrom a window facing south, you can see till Africa with your naked eye!

Vejer's a perfect weekend getaway, with all its quaintness, its local bars, pretty roof terraces and patios, and pretty artsy stores. 

Scenes from Vejer.

 View as you drive up the hill to reach the city centre

View as you drive up the hill to reach the city centre

 Bougainvillea, a common sight in these white villages, and road signs add some colour

Bougainvillea, a common sight in these white villages, and road signs add some colour

 This artist spent the whole day painting his view. Unspoiled by tourism yet, Vejer is a quiet town, making it a perfect spot for artists. 

This artist spent the whole day painting his view. Unspoiled by tourism yet, Vejer is a quiet town, making it a perfect spot for artists. 

 Plaza de España

Plaza de España

 One of the many narrow streets of Vejer

One of the many narrow streets of Vejer

 A ton of artsy stores selling handmade goodies, from locally sourced products

A ton of artsy stores selling handmade goodies, from locally sourced products

 Olive trees are everywhere in the region

Olive trees are everywhere in the region

Text and pictures by Anusha