Castillo de Setenil de las Bodegas

I have always though than, once you are in Spain for horse shopping, maybe you should save a couple of days to do some tourism and discover about the culture and the land where Andalusian horses where forged. So, I have decided to write some posts about beautiful and charming spots of Andalucia than you can visit easily from Yeguada Aimaran.

Today we will start with a really surprising town, Setenil de las Bodegas.

Quick details about the town:

  • Name: Setenil de las Bodegas (Cadiz)
  • Distance to Yeguada Aimaran: 116km
  • Time to Yeguada Aimaran: 1 hour 30 min
  • Population: 3016 people

And, maybe you are wondering why is interesting a little town in the mountains. Well, Setenil could be a small town, but it really deserve a visit!

Things to do and see:

Setenil de las Bodegas

The full name of Setenil de las Bodegas dates from the 15th century, when new Christian settlers, in addition to maintaining the Arab olive and almond groves, introduced vineyards. Modern Setenil evolved from a fortified Moorish town that occupied a bluff overlooking a sharp bend in the Rio Trejo northwest of Ronda.

Setenil de las Bodegas is famous for its dwellings built into rock overhangs above the Rio Trejo. As soon as you arrive to the old town you start to walk in streets that are built under the mountain. The houses are caves directly placed inside the rock. The main touristic

Calle Cuevas de la Sombra

 

Calle Cuevas del Sol

attractions of Setenil are Calle Cuevas del Sol and Calle Cuevas de la Sombra. Calle Cuevas del Sol has houses just in one of the sides and the river in the other side, when calle Cuevas de la Sombra has buildings in both sides and the rock on top of them in many occasions.  It is impressive to walk in there and see how the people in the old times were able to take advantage of the natural resources.

If you are ready to climb a little bit and take some steps to could walk to el Barrio de la Villa could you could visit the Moorish Castle and the Church of la Encarnación.

The bars and restaurants in Setenil are very popular especially at weekend lunchtime when there is a lively atmosphere including motorbike . Tapa hop along Calle Cuevas del Sol, Cuevas de la Sombra y Plaza de Andalucía.

If you want to know more about where to go and what to do in Setenil, just click here!