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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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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Jerez de la Frontera

The best-known sights in Jerez are within a short walk of each other, in the town center. The tourist office is as good a place as any to start. You can visit: The fortifications and gardens of the Alcazar of Jerez. Jerez Cathedral, built in 1695. The luxurious Viceroy Laserna Palace is also open to […]

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Olvera

Olvera is a small, attractive hilltop village worthy of a short stop. Park below the 18th century church and enjoy the view. […]

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