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"

Montejaque - a pueblo blanco in the Serranía de Ronda

Getting lost in the narrow streets of little pueblos blancos of Málaga is a pleasure. Montejaque is just such a village. It belongs to the comarca of Serranía de Ronda and is, of course, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain.

Montejaque © Robert Bovington

It is situated approximately 125 kilometres from the city of Málaga, 21 from Ronda and only 2 from Benaoján. It has a population of approximately 1,000 residents. The natives are called Montejaqueños.

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"

Olías - a small village nr Málaga

Olías is a small village in Málaga province. It is located about 20 km from the city of Málaga and about 5 km from the village of Totalán.
Olías is situated within the Montes de Malaga, on a hillside about 420 meters above sea level.


Olías (Málaga) © Robert Bovington
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"

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Teruel Cathedral

 

Teruel Cathedral is quite splendid. Apart from the World Heritage featured tower, there is a richly decorated Mudéjar ceiling and a Plateresque altarpiece. Adjacent to the Cathedral is the Episcopal Palace, which houses the Diocesan Museum.

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"

Yegen - a village in the Alpujarras

Yegen is a little village in the Alpujarra of Granada situated between the villages of Válor and Mecina Bombarón. Like other pueblos blancos in this region, Yegen is situated amidst spectacular scenery lying as it does on the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada.
Yegen was the setting for 'South from Granada' by the celebrated English author Gerald Brenan. He lived in Yegen between 1920 and 1930.
 




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"