Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Zahara de la Sierra - an attractive pueblo blanco

During my excursions around the 'pueblos blancos' of Málaga and Cádiz I have encountered many attractive vistas. One such view is that of Zahara de la Sierra.

Zahara de la Sierra © Robert Bovington

It is a municipality in the province of Cádiz and is perched on a mountain, overlooking a valley and a man-made lake formed by the dam that must be driven over to access the town.

Zahara de la Sierra's history dates back to ancient times, but it was in the Middle Ages when it became important as a Muslim enclave, conquered by the Christians during the reconquest of the Kingdom of Granada . 

The remains of the Moorish castle still exists.

Other blogs by Robert Bovington:

"Photographs of Spain"
"Spanish Impressions"
"you couldn't make it up!"
"a grumpy old man in Spain"
"bits and bobs"
"Spanish Expressions"
"Spanish Art"
"Books About Spain"

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