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    Garrucha

    by solopes Updated Dec 21, 2013

    I've been there more than 30 years ago, which means that... i didn't recognize the place. However, my previous image was reinforced - this is not the place that I would choose to vacation - this time, the sea was bad (red flag), but that was not the strongest reason - uncharacteristic construction, ugly beaches, hot, hot, hot...

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    Calahonda

    by solopes Updated Dec 21, 2013

    I did like this place. I have already "passed" there, but kept no idea of the place and beach. This time I had another quick look, but, very positive. Calahonda is, for sure, a beach where I will be pleased to spend a few days, if the chance appears.

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    From cigarettes to a university!

    by shrimp56 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This building is the former tobacco factory of Carmen fame. It is now part of the University of Seville.
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    The opera Carmen, by the French composer Bizet was based on a story by Prosper M?rim?e. Check out the link below for more information.

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    Vejer de la Frontera.

    by Maurizioago Updated Feb 10, 2011

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    Vejer is a beautiful white village situated between Cadiz and Gibraltar. It is about fifty km. from both towns.

    The walls of Vejer were build in the 15th century.

    You can go to this village from Seville. You have to take a bus at the station del Prado. You get at Barca de Vejer. Then you could go Vejer by bus or by foot in fifteen minutes.

    From Cadiz there are direct buses to Vejer.

    Plaza Mayor. ...VT member Sir Richard took a similar pic!
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  • Carmona

    by euskaldun Updated Oct 4, 2010

    Carmona is not exactly on the road between Sevilla and Arcos, but the historic town is well worth the short detour (it is only 30 km from Seville Airport). Carmona is a typically Andalusian walled town with a castle and several churches, but very little tourists.

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    El Torcal - exercise for your imagination

    by pikuu Updated Apr 10, 2009

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    About 15 km from picturesque town of Antequera and about 60 km from Malaga is situated unusual place, different than popular destinations in Andalusia and different then you imagination of this Mediterranean land.

    Natural Park "El Torcal" is more like some North-American Wild West territories or Australian interior. Here, thousands years ago geological processes formed really fabulous rocks.

    Hiking along the well-preserved pathways (remember: good shoes) you are inside dried land, surrounded by very peculiar ranges of rocks, where only wild goats and lizards can survive. In Torcal canyons is very, very hot and no fresh breeze can cools your face. In summer season temperature excesses 40 Celsius grades (remember: take bottle of water).

    This is really fantastic excersise for your mind. Looking at the tocks around you can easily find: human figures, turtles and other animals' shapes, pancakes' piles or even some intimate look-like shapes. But perhaps they were only products of my imagination, check it by yourself!

    Group conducted by young boy Giant jurassic turtle
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    Bays of Acantilado del Mar

    by pikuu Updated Apr 10, 2009

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    Coast between Nerja and Almunecar (eastern part of Costa del Sol) is the real Mediterrania. Steep slopes, mountains created high promontories and hidden, charming bays located far below the road level. You can find here sandy beach where you can be alone (or only with your friends).

    Choose the road N340 (parallel to highway), stop on some small parking few kilometres after the town of Maro. Next take the path downwards (good shoes needed) and you can enjoy your own playa (beach) - totally different than noizzy seaside of Marbella or Fuengirola.

    Also underwater coastal rocks here are the good destination for snorkelling enthusiasts.

    Old guard tower and lonely beach Beach near Maro
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    Parque Natural Torcal de Antequera, more

    by Martin_S. Updated Jul 23, 2008

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    Many, Many, Many views around the park, each step takes you into a new way of seeing what you have JUST seen, a few degrees change makes something different pop into view. Use your imagination to see what you can see in the rock formations. Even on the road out you can see different formations from what you saw on the SAME road on the way IN ...
    Enjoy.

    Howling lions, Parque Torcal, Spain General View, Parque Torcal, Spain Serrated cliff, Parque Torcal, Spain Road out, Parque Torcal, Spain
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    Parque Natural Torcal de Antequera, people

    by Martin_S. Updated Jul 23, 2008

    Like this photo of our friend Carmen with Zohara here in Torcal.
    The second shows Stacey holding up the symbol of the Torcal Park after he tried to remove the lowest stone as a souvenier...
    NO, ONLY KIDDING ^O^
    But he did help give perspective to the size of the boulders.

    Carmen and Zohara in Torcal, Spain Stacey with Torcal symbol, Spain
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    Parque Natural Torcal de Antequera, symbol

    by Martin_S. Updated Jul 1, 2008

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    This is the symbol of Parque Natural Torcal de Antequera, it can be found near the entrance before you arrive at the visitors center...as you enter the park you cannot see it from the road as it is obscured by other rocks, but keep a lookout, slighty to your rear, on the left side, about 100 meters from the road as you enter..
    The symbol at the entrance to my home town of Arad in Israel is very similar to this.

    Parque Natural Torcal de Antequera, symbol
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    Parque Natural Torcal de Antequera, animals

    by Martin_S. Updated Jul 1, 2008

    Opps, sorry that is not your everyday animal hidden there among the rocks, crouching and lurking in wait for its prey to pass by, that is our friend Tracey....
    (Carmen we need to talk to this man ;O))

    Parque Natural Torcal de Antequera, Tracey
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    Parque Natural Torcal de Antequera, plants

    by Martin_S. Updated Jul 1, 2008

    Parque Natural Torcal de Antequera, is not like the desert I am familiar with here near my home in the Dead Sea of Israel, but rather a small garden hidden among the rocks and cliffs, their roots helping to break and sculpt this natural wonderland.
    Ther range from the tiny to the large, from delicate to rough and have a wide range of colors and smells...
    If anyone can identify these plants I would appreciate the help.

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    Parque Natural Torcal de Antequera, views

    by Martin_S. Written Jul 1, 2008

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    The first photo shows you our first view of the park on the approach road, nothing special to look at from this view is it !!
    The second photo shows one of the trail markers that show you where to walk, although there is no restriction about climbing the cliffs and rocks off the beaten paths.
    The third photo shows a general view of one of the hillsides while the fourth shows one of the many small valleys here in Torcal.
    The last photo in this group shows one of the "sculpted" rock cliffs that you will find all over the park. This very much reminded me of Goblin Valley in Utah, USA.
    Information that I had read said that Griffin Vultures also make there homes here, but we did not see any the day we visited.

    Parque Natural Torcal de Antequera, in distance Parque Natural Torcal de Antequera, marker Parque Natural Torcal de Antequera, hills Parque Natural Torcal de Antequera, valley Parque Natural Torcal de Antequera, columns
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    Up in the hills: Alhabia

    by uglyscot Updated Jan 14, 2008

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    One place we enjoyed visiting was up in the mountains near Alhabia. We had friends who owned a cortijo.
    The 'house' was built into the rock and was a series of cave- like rooms, very cool in the heat. Outside the view was amazing. The hills changed colour as the day progressed, and it was so peaceful away from the hustle and bustle of the coast.
    Grapes, lemons , pomegranates and oranges were growing nearby and available to pick.

    view of mountains from Alhabia view from the hills hills of Alhabia
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    El Roche

    by m-joy Written Mar 6, 2005

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    El Roche is a hidden bay with a beautiful sandy beach within a steep rocky coast. This nice place is close to Conil de la Frontera at the Costa de la Luz. To reach the beach, you have to descend the rocks, be careful as the way is very stony and extremely steep.

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