Hotel Fuerte Grazalema
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We drove from the Malaga coast to Ronda, the road which was 1200 meters above sea level and about 1 hour drive inland. The road was steep but very good. Our camper had no problems getting there. The village is very nice and touristy. We looked around and decided to go to one of the famous smaller white villages perched on the side of the hill. The town is Benarraba. We met a ...
Next I drove to Ronda, where there is a famous 'new bridge', built in 1784, and the town sits both sides of a deep gorge. The campsite was about 15 mins walk from the town, the only thing i didn't like about it was that it was on a very slight slope, enough though that i felt i had to fight rolling to one side of my van in my sleep, making for rather disturbed ...
... morning train by 10 mins , next one 3 hours away - would have to come back as soon as we got there so decided against. Walked across "new bridge " (Puerto Nuovo - built in 1793 after 2 previous attempts collapsed) to the old city , visited Casa del Ramon - mansion owned by some "Grandee" from times past. Walls totally covered with tapestries and an another amazing garden!
Guy found a path to walk down under the bridge - too steep for ...
... and grape vines overhead - one of only 2 hotels inside the Alhambra - the other one being upmarket and very formal. We liked ours better.
The Alhambra is a collection of Moorish palaces built in 900AD ,complete with fort, to keep out the marauding Christians. It is all inside a high wall. Obviously it still wasn't secure as it got taken over by them in the 15th century. Other than the 2 hotels, a church and one of the later added palaces which is now an ...
... countryside was spectacular, with olive groves and neat rock formations rolling over the plains and surrounding mountains. There are several "white hill towns" on these back routes, towns that were once strategically important when warring Moors and Christians were in the heat of battle, but now quiet little villages picturesquely tumbling down mountainsides.
By sheer chance, we arrived at the Caves of Pileta ...