Hotel La Botica de Vejer
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... like the American strip mall, except without parking lots. Not exactly a lot of historical charm here… Then it’s across a very muddy riverbed and into a pretty forgettable residential area. There is a church/shrine on top of a hill that looks interesting, but it’s fenced off… and I do finally find your standard plaza/cathedral/sort of old city center... which is OK I guess. Maybe it’s the heat and the empty streets, but I’m just ...
... owner told us. It was superb! Then, it was more climbing -- actually quite a bit -- to the castle above. The views continued to get better with each step we took. Once at the summit, the castle is, in and of itself, somewhat plain. However, the panoramic views are more than worth the climb. Although it is quite the climb, this is a do not miss!
On the road again, climbing sharply, we headed to the small village of Grazalema. ...
... and would occasionally talk to one of the locals as they walked by our table. We had a local wine, literally grown in the valley that was wonderful! It was a memorable evening between the views, the meal, and our discussions with Frank about the local area and culture. If you're in the area, this is a 'do not miss'. In fact, we would come back again, just for another meal at the El Muelle!
This is why we came to southern Spain!
We spent two nights in the small town of Ronda. It is truly a town on the edge, perched on a high bluff and inundated with deep gorges. Ronda is an ancient abode, dating back to the 6th century B.C. or before. Today, it is a beautiful village filled with stark white buildings and a delightful place to visit.
During the Spanish Inquisitions, Ronda was a place of hiding for people of ...
... the centuries has been overtaken several times by the Romans and other marauders, eventually ending up in the hands of Christian kings. (Story of Europe in a nutshell really). Apparently some Royals still live in the top floors. There a decorative tiles everywhere, on the walls, floors ceilings and beautiful formal courtyards. The Arabs certainly knew how to build living spaces giving maximum relief from the sun, which believe me in Seville is scorching even by our ...