Jimena de la Frontera Off The Beaten Path

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    Castella de la Frontera

    by bugalugs Written May 15, 2005

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    Parking was a bit of a squeeze around here. As you pass the entrance to the castle, on the right hand side there is some room to park your car.
    Look out for eagles and vultures while you are here, we saw some.
    Also we had a walk along the country lane away from the castle and saw this donkey, as I absolutely love donkeys I couldnt resist taking its picture, however I think it was more intent on eating :-)

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    Castella de la Frontera

    by bugalugs Written May 15, 2005

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    To reach this village from San Roque take the C111 a road that is narrow, winding, with drops and seems to go upwards forever. I certainly didnt like the drive up here.
    There are lovely views though and this is the Guadarrangue Reservoir.

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    Castella de la Frontera

    by bugalugs Written May 15, 2005

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    There was a restaurant in one of the narrow alleyways but we also found this little bar. On entering I could hardly see at first after the glare of the sun, be careful though as there are quite a few stone steps down.

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    Castella de la Frontera

    by bugalugs Written May 15, 2005

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    In the early 1970's many villagers had moved from the old town (on the hill) to a new town 7 km away, with all modern conveniences they had not had on the hill. Apparently the old town then became a sort of 'hippy' town.

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    Castella de la Frontera

    by bugalugs Written May 15, 2005

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    This village was built by the Nasrids in the 13th century as a fortress and you can understand why having the prime position it has high on a hill.
    Many cultures fought for the castle including a battle between the moors and the christians in 1434.

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    Castellar de la Frontera

    by bugalugs Written May 15, 2005

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    Castellar de le Frontera is in an area called Parque Natural de las Alcornocales.
    This area is rich in trees that produce Cork. Also the area is used for the breeding of bulls for fighting. :-(

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    Castella de la Frontera

    by bugalugs Written May 15, 2005

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    The village is surrounded by the castle walls. Here over the arched entrance of the walls is what was the royal palace.

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    Castella de la Frontera

    by bugalugs Written May 15, 2005

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    In the early 1980's the government alloted money for the restoration of this village now being seen as a historical and artistic monument.

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    Castella de la Frontera

    by bugalugs Written May 15, 2005

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    A tiny little wooden counter and about 4 barrels that served as tables with a bench seating around the edges of this small room.
    However the beer was lovely and cold and cheap! Cheers.

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    Castella de la Frontera

    by bugalugs Written May 15, 2005

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    Amble down the narrow little alleyways, cobbled streets, awash with colour from the lovely flowers and trees.

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    Castellar de la Frontera

    by bugalugs Written May 15, 2005

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    Before visiting Jinema de la Frontera we stopped here at this lovely little village perched on top of a hill with such panoramic views.

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