This is part of the Abode of the Moorish King which sits above the Mira Stairway,
365 steps leading into a mine and gorge.
In the 14th Century slaves were used to
carry water up the stairs for the villager
- their life expectancy in the mine was eight weeks.
Things I love about Andalucia: Every premises has energy saving bulbs. They have different shapes and sizes for every fitting. Everyone speaks to you, young and old - greetings of hola, buenos dias, buenas tardes, buenas noches are universal and a delight. Hardly any English speaking tourists.
The houses are painted sparkling white with fabulous tiles. Clean streets, no litter, no dogs or cats. The chickens, dogs and vegetable gardens are situated on the village fringes. I took great pleasure in seeking them out.
Just painted -
the house painters of Zahara are a band of women
who will never be out of work.
|A well tended vegetable patch in Grazalema.|
|Where the dogs and chickens live in Zahara.|
|Cactus graffiti in Zahara.|
Things I didn't like about Andalusia: The mountain roads are narrow with super high verges that could seriously damage the hire car. TV Channel Toro. Ronda is the home of bull fighting and this channel was on in every bar. It is horrible to see but also compulsive to watch.
|The view from Sierra de Grazalema's highest mountain - El Torreon (1654mtrs)|
|After the hill walk|