Hotel Fuerte Grazalema
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Well we are back in Spain and it is really noticeable the difference in economic prosperity here compared to Morocco. We left Morocco just after 7.00 this morning and drove through the middle Atlas ranges. The countryside was very beautiful except for the plastic lying everywhere. It seems that having an adequate recycling system is something that developing countries just find too hard to manage at first. It was fun seeing the ...
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 ...
... entertaining. At about 6pm there was a battle in the plaza where the Christian soldiers killed the Muslim soldiers, followed by a procession where the keys of the city were turned over by the Sultan to the King of the region. It was lots of fun to watch and be part of the big crowd.
The restaurant here at Al Lago (our hotel) is amazing!!! Both the hotel and restaurant are run by Mona (from the UK) and Stefan (New York trained chef) who have created ...
... 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 ...