In these lands the Celts, Iberians and Romans settled, although the most notable trace was undoubtedly left by the Arabs. Their legacy is present in the stony streets with a scent of jasmine. Strolling along the White Villages is travelling in time through routes with fortresses, crossing a unique natural environment: the parks of Grazalema and the Alcornocales. In the provinces of Cadiz and Malaga, hidden between the mountains, are the picturesque White Villages. Its name is due to the custom of its neighbours to whitewash the houses and its location, to the need of protecting themselves against the enemies of yesteryear. This way they have remained immune over the years.