The White Towns of Andalucia closely resemble design features of North African villages, most noticeable in the labyrinthine network of alleyways and some architectural details. Their current shape goes back to the days of Al-Andalus, the Muslim rule of Spain.
Well-established Tourist Attractions
When tourism became a thing, a number of historic buildings have been converted into boutique hotels, restaurants, shops, etc. Some Pueblos Blancos have become well-established tourist attractions, such as Vejer de la Frontera pictured here.