The Hidden Villages of Andalusia

Journey through the hills of Andalusia to uncover the hidden gems of whitewashed villages and meet friendly locals excited to teach you about their culture, history and cuisine.
Program No. 23675RJ
10 days
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At a Glance

Carved into the hills of Spain’s Sierra Mountains are small villages overlooking the sparkling sea. Each of these pueblos blancos – or white villages – are known for their bright white homes with tiled roofs, a beautiful contrast against the verdant countryside. On this enriching two-week journey, venture off the beaten path to explore the treasures of these towns and their deep-rooted history. Along the way, meet the locals that make these pueblos blancos truly unique, from cheese makers to winery owners. Immerse yourself in a side of Spain few experience as you learn the beautiful secrets each city holds.
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Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the breathtaking Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia, such as the temple, Forum, basilica, baths and aqueduct, while studying their history.
  • Learn how to make traditional Spanish paella during a hands-on cooking class with a professional chef.
  • Discover Córdoba, an important Islamic center in the Middle Ages, and study the Islamic and Jewish landmarks that still stand tall today.
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Judy Cotter
Judy Cotter, a native Californian and “Sevillana” by adoption, is a professor of Spanish culture and art history in Seville. Her presentations cover a wide variety of subjects, ranging from the cultural legacies of Romans, Arabs and Jews to Andalucian festivals and the Flamenco and Taurine Arts. Judy has translated several books by Spanish authors and has collaborated on recordings of instructional CDs on flamenco. She is co-author of a book about the talented American artist and matador, John Fulton.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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