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After visiting Ronda, head to the village of Grazalema by taking A-376 northwest. At the junction with A-372, follow signs southwest to Grazalema. Travel time for the 33km (20-mile) drive is about a half-hour.

This is the whitest of the White Towns -- perhaps a pueblo blanquísimo (extraordinarily white town). It's also one of the best centers for exploring the Parque Natural of the Sierra de Grazalema. This charming village nestles under the craggy peak of San Cristóbal at 1,525m (5,003 ft.). As you wander its sloping, narrow streets, you'll pass house after house filled with summery flowers.

Towering limestone crags overlook the town. For the best view, climb to a belvedere near the 18th-century chapel of San José. From here, you're rewarded with a panorama.

The town has two beautiful old churches, Iglesia de la Aurora on Plaza de España and the nearby Iglesia de la Encarnación. Both date from the 17th century.

Grazalema is also known for its local products, especially pure wool blankets and rugs. You may want to spend some time shopping here. The best place to purchase blankets is Artesanía Textil de Grazalema, Carretera de Ronda (tel. 95-613-20-08), a 5-minute walk from Plaza de España. It also sells souvenirs, handicrafts, and traditional gifts. At this small factory, open to the public, you can buy blankets and ponchos made from local wool using hand-operated looms and antique machinery. It's open Monday to Friday 8am to 2pm and 3 to 6:30pm. Closed in August.