Zahara de la Sierra

Zahara used to be an Moorish outpost, and the best sign of this is the Nazari Castle above town, which has been declared a Complex of Historical and Artistic Importance. For most, its just a quick roadside stop, if anything. […]

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Ronda

Ronda is a superb and well-known small city located in the hills an hour’s drive above the major coastal resort of Marbella. Puente Nuevo is a spectacular bridge over the 100m deep El Tajo gorge. Plaza de Toros is Ronda’s bullring, inaugurated in 1785. A museum is attached. Casa del Rey Moro is an 18th […]

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Setenil de las Bodegas

Setenil is one of the many, distinctive Pueblos Blancos (white villages) to be found in the area. It also has the added distinction of having many of its buildings very, very well integrated with the local geology – making it quite a remarkable place! Some nice cafes can be found here. Streets are narrow and […]

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El Torcal Nature Reserve

20 minutes drive from Antequera is the El Torcal Nature Reserve, made up of distinctive limestone rock formations. Sunset visits recommended. A 1.5km, 45 min walk leads from near the visitor centre. There are also 2.5km and 4.5km options available. […]

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Grazalema

Grazalema, another of the Pueblos Blancos, is located in a beautiful setting within the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. There aren’t particularly any must-see sights within town, but its character and setting make it worth a wander. Park in one of the carparks off the main road above town and take a walk through the […]

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Puerto Banus

Puerto Banús is a short distance west of Marbella. Developed around a marina, the streets are lined with the expensive luxury boutiques of premium European brands. There is a street market on Saturdays from 9am to 3pm. […]

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Marbella

Marbella is typical of the Costa Del Sol. Wall to wall resorts and hotels, golf courses and Mediterrainean beaches – generally with an upmarket slant. Needless to say, there are a lot of restaurants and touristy activities. To explore the more traditional side of Marbella, explore the old town, around the Plaza de los Naranjos […]

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Garganta del Chorro

From the village of El Chorro, drive as far as you can up the edge of the dam, and a walk leads up to the river gorge known as the Garganta del Chorro. A bridge, constructed in 1914 and 1921, crosses the gorge. The El Camino del Rey (The King’s Path) was closed for over […]

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Cadiz

While being a large coastal city, Cadiz is also the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain, having been founded by Phoenician sailors some 3.000 years ago. You’ll find a wealth of churches, cathedrals, fine plazas and huge fortifications. See the tourist office or a city-specific guide for more details. As a baseline, consider taking a […]

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