—Serrania de Ronda

When speaking about the Serrania de Ronda it is impossible not to mention the gorges, Spanish Firs, cork oak groves, olive-trees and chestnuts. You have to mention the castles, churches, caves and steep streets, the crafts, baroque art and the natural monuments. Ronda means all these things together. Allocated in the very heart of Andalusia, the Serrania de Ronda confines with the provinces of Cadiz and Sevilla. 25 villages are spread over the valleys of Guadaiteba, Guadiaro and Genal and between the mountain chains of Sierra de las Nieves, Grazalema and Los Alcornocales are declared protected areas because of their natural heritage. A landscape full of light that you can appreciate from nillocks like the village of Gaucin. Due to the altitude of 626 metres above sea level, the landscape is visible on bright days from the African coast. From a bird's eye view you can distinguish the Arabian ruins of the Castilio de las Aguiias. Of the same architectural style is the Castilio de Benadalid, situated in the viilage that shares its name, and that is guarded by the Cruz del Calvario (Calvary Cross). But not only the Moors left behind a legacy in the Serranfa. Cuevas def Becerro shelter one of the most important archaeological site of the area called las Casas de las Vinas, where pottery or coins of the time of the Roman Empire were found.

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