Grazalema Things to Do
The fountain is made Carlos III style, with front as a canopy, and made of stone. It is rectangular with two piles to water falling through four pipes located above (currently only one water flows from the taps). The fountain is constructed of blocks of stone, except for the batteries are hewn stone. It has three brass...more
If you go into the village, you can see the typical structure of an Arab village that has remained over the centuries: narrow cobblestone streets, white lime walls, gabled roofs and beautiful sunny squares, with spotless streets make this pretty village a model of the popular Andalusian arquitectua for their care planning.Si te adentras en el casco...more
Seventeenth-century religious monument. It was a former Carmelite Convent. Its dome preserved paintings of Murillo's disciple. Church Latin cross plan with nave, transept and two side chapels separated from it and from the nave by arches. At the foot of the ship is the gateway and the choir. The apse is flat front with three niches, the plant with...more
Religious Monument, eighteenth century, rebuilt on a former Moorish mosque in preserving archery tower. Is square, with three naves, the central one being taller and wider than the side and covered with a barrel vault. Access to the apse is through a step. The interesting thing to note is its tower, square and divided into several parts, the top...more
Religious Monument, XVIII century, highlighting its octagonal drum and dome. It is undoubtedly the most important building of the whole town. Centered plan is octagonal, domed cover. Outside stands the octagonal dome covered with tejs. The façade facing flat with pilasters at the corners as well as unique decorative element which punctuate the...more
The Puentezuela fountain of is in the street of the same name, which is a side street that divided the town in the upper quarter (Jopones) and slum (the Jopiches), is a fountain was formerly part of the local network urban supply along with the fountain of Spain square, Fuente Fuente Nueva and Down (today only the latter carries spring water), the...more
Thee corridor or Boyar from the Mountain ranges of Pinar (pine) to Endrinal are the wettest place on the entire peninsula of Spain.The precipitation is over 2.200 I/m2 per year. This phenomenon is due to the mass of cloud that rolls in from the gulf of Cadiz, entering into the corridor, pushed by winds they crash into the pine forest at the other...more
Pinsapo trees belong to the pine or fir family usually found it cold locations. Due to the latitude of Grazalema these prehistoric trees can be found in abundance in the national park and you can even sopt a few around town, like I did this one just passed the Church of our lady Aurora, on the right (on the way to the Mirador)It is recorded as...more
At the other end of Plaza España lies this church, which was built in the XVIII century. The other side of the church is much prettier than the butt end you see in the photo. It's other face is octagonal, multi layered and white like the town, rather than square and stony like this side. Due to the fact it is in need of repairs it is impossible to...more
Plaza España is the Main Square at the heart of the village. this is where your tour (unguided) of the village should start. It is a great place to sit and have a drink and watch village life. It seems to be the place where the locals gather in the evenings with their families so this might be a good time to come down and enjoy the atmosphere in...more
This church can be found just off off Plaza España to the right of the Town hall end.It was built at the beginning of the XVII century the construction style being Mudejar. It was there constructed in the XVIII century after it was partially destroyed in the war of Independence (by the French) and the Spanish Civil War which took place about the...more
Explore this little village on foot, take easy walking shoes as there are cobbled stone pavements. There are many restaurants and bars to have a refreshment. I do recomend that if you do see many tourists, as it sometimes does get quite busy to either reserve a table at a restaurant or eat earlier.more
Eat early or reserve !
If you do see a lot of tourists around try to reserve a table at a restaurant or eat earlier, when we there and feeling hungry a restaurant told us to come back in three hours! It was then more a thing of we will eat where there is a table available, we did strike a table on the third try! I must also say that when I was there it was Easter and it is probably the most busy time of the year, so this tip might not usually apply. By the way the meat is excellent, we ate near the church but I didnt get the name of the restaurant.
There are no trains here and I don't even think there are local buses although some rented coaches have been spoted along the El Boque Grazalema road which possibly carry tour groups , therefore the best way to get here is to go by car, even if it means renting one.
Here are the distances in KM to/from the nearest towns and villages:
Cádiz 120 Ronda 32
Villamartín 40 Málaga 137
Arcos 45 El Bosque 18
Benamahoma 10 Sevilla 130
Ubrique 28 Algodonales 25
Jerez 87 Zahara 18
Here are the different roads you should use depending on what direction you are coming from:
Cádiz via Arcos de la Frontera N-342. C-344
Sevilla to Villamartín N-IV. C-344
Málaga to Marbella – Ronda N-340. C-339. C-344Related to:
- Road Trip
TS: Great Gakes
This little shop just off of Plaza España sells local produce from the Village such as olive oil, marmalade and wine, but the number one reason to come here must be to try one of their delicious home made cakes or pastries.
Normally I am not a fan of bakers in Spain and find their cakes dry or I don't like the fillings, this time I was more than pleasantly surprised. It was the first time I had bought a cake from a bakers in Spain and LOVED it. That's right, I didn't just like it I LOVED it!!!
It was soooooo tasty! yummmmmmmy yuuuuuummmmmmy for my tummy!
So if you stop off in Grazalema be sure not to miss out on TS especially if you have a sweet tooth!
What to buy: I got the cake in the second photo which was a basic sponge topped with strawberry and filled with a light fluffy Strawberry cream and perhaps lemon filling. The taste was divine. It melted in my mouth and it only cost 1.10 euros for a seizable portion.
What to pay: Most of the cake slices cos 1.10 eurosRelated to:
- Food and Dining
Grazalema Warnings and Dangers
I was staying at El Bosque which is less than 40km from Grazalema, when we left the weather was really nice and warm, but when we got to Grazalema it was very cold (March). Remember Grazalema is 812m above sea level, so take something to cover yourself. Also a mist covered the village quite quickly. Grazalema is also apparently known to be the area with most rain in Spain.
Water Fountain Faces
Favorite thing: I really loved the water fountain found in Plaza España to the right of the Town hall.
With it's four little faces and water spouts it really tempts you to try the drinkable mountain mineral water that pours out from them.
They just aren't hre for decoration, you will see many of the locals using them!
I'm not sure how to turn them on though...