The White Villages of Cadiz

Discover with Cadiz Food Tours one of the Andalucia’s best-kept secrets:  the White Villages of the province of Cadiz. 

Small mountain villages with their typical white houses and steep narrow streets dot the landscape in this breathtakingly beautiful part of the province.

Our route will reveal to us hidden treasures beginning with a visit to a salt mine built by the Phoenicians 3,000 years ago and used by the Roman Empire for centuries.  The mine was part of the ancient Roman city of Iptuci located 95 kilometers from the coast and the mine is still producing organic natural salt today using the same centuries-old manual techniques.

The next step takes us to the 18th century where we will visit one of the last working watermills in Andalusia.  The local millers have been using the watermill for almost 300 years and have been using the simple technology of water power to produce stone-ground wholemeal flour from locally grown wheat.  The mill has been completely restored and is maintained and operated by the same family that owned it for the last hundred years and who continue the tradition baking bread twice a week.

A fascinating insight to the rural industry of days gone by.

The rich heritage of the villages we will visit with their castles, courtyards, alleyways, Gothic-Baroque churches and secret gardens will surprise you.  Breathtaking views, amazing landscapes together with an interesting cultural and historic heritage will provide you an unforgettable day.


  • Enjoy the beauty of the White Villages County.
  • Discover a salt mine dating back to the 9th century BC.
  • Learn more about Watermills visiting one of the last working in Andalusia, dating back to the 18ct century.
  • Explore the cultural and historic heritage of these charming villages.