Villa Turistica de Grazalema
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... a drink at a sidewalk cafe practically leaped out of her seat as the bus turned the corner in front of her. I think we were the only tourists on the bus. It's mainly for locals, and it seemed that this Sunday, the bus was filled with college or university students home for the weekend. Lots of hugging & kissing good byes at the bus stops. Arcos de la Frontera (towns with "de la Frontera" in them means they were on the front lines of the Reconquista) ...
... the period of the Reconquest.
Much of the walk was through neighbourhoods, away from things touristic. It was to show details of the town, past and present. The past included the area where clothes were washed in the southwestern part of town, the present, window covers made in the esparto weaving style.
Grand entrances were a way of displaying wealth, dating from Arab times. If you had the money, you could afford a 'column effect' as well.
Not sure I ...
... towns' of Andalusia, Grazalema was spotted at 1300, sitting on the edge of a mountain. It has the reputation as the wettest town in Spain, the benefactor of moist Atlantic winds.
The bus pulled over at a plaza and off we got, walking the last little bit to the Casa de las Piedras, a family owned property. Its sitting area is a bit quirky with modern lamps, a fireplace, eclectic painting, etc Elaine gave us the by now too long blurb of this and ...
... side was in residence at the time ( it did change hands a number of times between the 12th and 18th centuries.) The bullring itself is only used about twice a year now. The bulls are more relaxed about that but they may not live any longer as they do have some very tasty beef stews in local restaurants.
Arrived back in Grazalema at dinner time (ours not theirs -7pm) tired and hungry - only thing open was tapas bar where the locals ...
... and museum, the rest of the buildings are the original ones. Mostly semi-ruins with the original walls, ceilings and court yards restored. Absolutely amazing detail and workmanship.all surrounded by acres of the most amazing gardens I have ever seen. The roses almost made me cry, they are so beautiful.
After getting settled we headed off to get tickets to see inside the palaces. Being 2 hours late put us into a 2 hour long queque - by the time we got ...