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Streets and buildings built under rocks: this is the most peculiar town in Spain
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 @ 9:15 PM


If this summer you want to enjoy a holiday in Andalusia without being too hot, there is a municipality in the province of Cádiz that you will love. It is a unique town in Spain since all the streets and buildings are built into and under a rock face.

It has a population of 2,700 inhabitants, and a few kilometres away there are many towns that are well worth a visit, such as Olvera or Ronda. Therefore, you can spend your rest days discovering this area of ​​Andalusia and falling in love with every corner.

Sound familiar? The town is Setenil de las Bodegas, located an hour and a half by car from Cádiz capital. It is located around a canyon excavated by the waters of the Guadalporcún River, and strolling through its streets is a true experience for the senses.


Cuevas del Sol Street is the most important in the municipality. It is located in the lower part of the town, so it is the first place you will visit in Setenil de las Bodegas. All the houses are built under huge rocks and there are many restaurants where you can try some amazing dishes from the local cuisine.

From Calle Cuevas del Sol there are some stairs going up to the Mirador del Carmen, which offers the best panoramic views of the town. You will be amazed to see the complex "urban planning".

Calle Cuevas de la Sombra is also a very picturesque place. It receives this name because there is a large rock suspended between two rows of houses, which does not let even a single ray of sunlight through. It is in front of Calle Cuevas del Sol.


In the highest part of Setenil de las Bodegas is the Torreón, one of the essential places to visit. It is the only thing that remains of the ancient fortress built in the Middle Ages by the Muslims.

Next to the Tower is the Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation, whose origins date back to the 15th and 17th centuries built on the site of an old mosque. Inside it houses the Altarpiece of the Annunciation from the end of the 15th century.



The Hermitage of San Benito is one of the most important religious temples in this unique town in Spain. Although it is a simple construction, inside is the image of Father Jesús Nazareno, the most admired carving in the town.

As you can see, visiting Setenil de las Bodegas is a great option for a day out this summer!


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margaret stephenson said:
Saturday, July 30, 2022 @ 11:30 AM

I would be terrified to live in that village.

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