Grazalema is not just a unique natural beauty spot in Spain, it is also one of the prettiest villages of those that make up the Route of the White Villages. It holds the National Award for Beautification and Improvement, and is a must-see if you like wandering through narrow, cobbled streets with white-washed houses sporting hanging baskets of geraniums and bougainvilleas.
Visits (Distances calculated from the Hotel Fuerte Grazalema)
The streets in Grazalema are Arabic in their layout, and lead you to the heart of the town, Plaza de España, where the symbol of former glory still stands today, the Nuestra Señora de la Aurora Church. The Town Hall also stands out in this square, with its crowned arches and the typical Andalusian balconies with their own special charm.
This religious monument, from the 18th century, is known for its octagonal base and drum cupola. It is, without a doubt, the most important building of all the historic sites. Another mist-see is the San José Church, with its medieval canvases.
From the different viewpoints in the village (Mirador de los Asomaderos, Mirador El Tajo, Los Peñascos and Villa Turística) you can see Grazalema’s greatest treasure, its surroundings, the Natural Park.
It houses old tools used to work fabric, since in the 17th century Grazalema was famous for its textile goods, in particular for its blankets.
If what you want is to relax among nature, don’t forget that in Grazalema you can visit the spa set in a privileged enclave.
An unusual visit in Grazalema is the traditional blanket factory where these pieces are made completely by hand.