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Excursiones en la Sierra de Grazalema




Local Tours and excursions in Grazalema

Local Half Day Tours of Sierra de Grazalema

Villaluenga del Rosario (10 min by car)

This pretty enclave in the sierra de Grazalema, Villaluenga del Rosario, houses the Museum of Payoyo Cheese and the largest factory of this exquisite flavoursome and high quality cheese.

Benamahoma (20 min by car)

The village of Benamahoma is located in a privileged position where the presence of the water, its most valued asset, dominates the landscape. Must-see visits are the Museum of Water (located in the old mill at the source of the river Majaceite), the fish farm or El Castillejo Botanical Gardens.

If there is one important date on the Benamahoma calendar it has to be the first weekend in August, when the unusual Moors and Christians Festival is held. The village returns to the period of Arabic domination and the Christian reconquista.

Ubrique (23 min by car)

Ubrique forms part of the route of the white villages, at the entrance of Grazalema Natural Park and Los Alcornocales Natural Park. You can’t leave without visiting the Museum of Leather, a look at the history of leather goods in Ubrique since its beginnings.

Don’t forget to visit the Roman archaeological site Ocuris, 2 km from Ubrique in a place known as the salto de la Mora (leap of the Moor), from where you can see the natural pass to Benaocaz and the manga de Villaluenga (valley pass).

El Bosque (25 min by car)

Located on the banks of the river Majaceite and at the foot of Albarracín hill, this pretty white village offers sulfurous springs and thick forests. Highlights are its cold meats and cheeses as well as the art of leather making and the manufacture of artisan furniture.

Montejaque y Benaoján (40 min by car)

The cave painting site Cueva de la Pileta is a prehistoric cave declared a National Monument in 1924. It is one of the most notable examples of cave painting on the Iberian Peninsula which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world every year.

Setenil de las Bodegas (40 min by car)

The main attraction of this small village are its peculiar dwellings built under the protection of the rocks, in which unlike with other semi-troglodyte constructions, the rock is not excavated, instead the rocky wall is simply closed in and the dwelling is built lengthways.

Local One Day Tours of Sierra de Grazalema

From our hotel in the Sierra de Grazalema National Park you’re ideally placed to explore southern Spain’s unique towns and cities.

Ronda: 20 minutes

Ronda is one of the prettiest towns in Andalucia, perched above the El Tajo canyon. Popular things to do and see in Ronda include:

  • Puerto Nuevo, the imposing bridge spanning the gorge
  • Taking a horse-drawn carriage ride through its old streets
  • The Old Quarter, full of narrow, twisting streets and its Moorish palace
  • Acinipo, a Roman town 20km outside Ronda

Ascari Racetrack: 30 minutes

The Ascari track just outside Ronda is must-visit for Formula One fans. Racing experience days are available where you can drive race cars around the circuit.

Zahara de la Sierra: 35 minutes

Zahara de la Sierra is a typical ‘white town’ nestled in the Sierra Mountains, overlooking a valley and lake. Popular things to do in the town include:

  • The artificial beach in a riverside beauty spot
  • Canoeing in the river
  • Visiting during the Corpus Christi festival, when its streets are decorated with flowers

Arcos de la Frontera

Arcos de la Frontera is one of the most outstanding ‘White Towns’, a series of villages in the Andalucian countryside. It’s well known for:

  • The many arches found in its buildings, which give the town its name
  • Whitewashed streets adorned with flowers
  • 15th century castle

Jerez: 1 hour 30 minutes

Jerez is the birthplace of flamenco and is also famous for its sherry. Must-do things include:

  • Touring Jerez’s wine and sherry cellars
  • Seeing the horses at the Royal Andulucian School of Equestrian Art
  • Archaeological Museum

Cádiz: 1 hour 50 minutes

Cádiz is a charming town, fondly called ‘La tacita de plata’ or ‘The little silver tea-cup’. Tourists are spoilt for choice, with options including:

  • The Teatro Falla, home of the carnival competitions
  • Plaza San Antonio, a magnificent 19th century square
  • The baroque cathedral
  • A Roman theatre

Seville: 1 hour 50 minutes

Seville is a captivating city full of interesting places to explore, reflecting its rich history. Popular attractions include:

  • Historic buildings, including the old watchtower, cathedral and town hall
  • The Alcazar, a medieval palace and UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Outstanding museums and art galleries
  • Beautiful gardens, included those developed for the 92 Expo
  • The tree-top adventure park ‘El Bosque Suspendido’

Granada: 2 hours 40 minutes

Granada is a unique city with ancient roots and is home to the Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Spain’s most visited tourist attractions. Other highlights include:

  • The cathedral, built over a medieval mosque
  • Albayzìn historical quarter
  • Sacromonte area, known for its whitewashed caves and flamenco performances