Our nearest town is Álora (a 10-15 minute drive or taxi journey away), which is a traditional Spanish farming town. Despite being refreshingly ‘non-touristy’, it offers a large Mercadona supermarket and many small independent shops set amongst its picturesque, winding, whitewashed streets.
There’s evidence of a settlement at Álora since prehistoric times and the town is steeped in history. Álora’s castle was first built by the Phoenicians and subsequently expanded under Roman rule. In the 5th century the castle was destroyed by the Visigoths, then rebuilt under the Moors. Remnants of this castle still remain, namely the decorative door and traditional Arab mirador. Álora also boasts numerous churches from the 15th and 16th centuries.
The whitewashed streets and traditional squares are also home to plenty of tapas bars, cafes, bodegas and restaurants to refresh and recharge after a day of exploring.
Finca Gran Cerros is the perfect location from which to explore the surrounding area; from the splendour of Ronda with its famous gorge and Antequera with its medieval architecture, to the dramatic Caminito del Rey and picturesque El Chorro Lakes.
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