Plaza de España

Grazalema centres on the 18th-century Plaza de España, overlooked by the Iglesia de la Aurora, begun in 1760 and completed 40 years later, and refreshed by a four-spouted Visigothic fountain.

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1. Iglesia de la Aurora

0.02 MILES

Overlooking Grazalema's main square, with an austere stone facade topped by three ornamental pinnacles, the Iglesia de la Aurora was begun in 1760 but…

2. Fuente Plaza de España

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One of several of its kind in Grazalema, this striking four-spouted fountain is of probable Visigothic origins.

3. Museo de Artesanía Textil


Grazalema's delicate wool shawls and blankets rose to fame in the 18th and 19th centuries. At this working textiles factory, 350m northwest of Plaza de…

4. Castillo

5.72 MILES

A path opposite the Hotel Arco de la Villa leads to Zahara's 12th-century castle keep (it's a steep, steady 10- to 15-minute climb). The castle's…

5. Capilla de San Juan de Letrán

5.83 MILES

This dainty yellow-and-white chapel dates from the 20th century. Its slender, whitewashed Torre del Reloj (clock tower) is the only remaining element of…

6. Iglesia de Santa María de Mesa

5.84 MILES

Completed in 1779, the pastel-pink baroque Iglesia de Santa María de Mesa houses a small museum devoted to religious artefacts; among these, a 16th…

7. Cueva de la Pileta

7.04 MILES

Twenty kilometres southwest of Ronda la Vieja are some of Andalucía’s most ancient and fascinating caves. Torchlit guided tours into the dark belly of the…

8. Acinipo

8.73 MILES

Some 20km northwest of Ronda, off the A374, is the relatively undisturbed Roman site of Acinipo at Ronda la Vieja. Although completely ruined, with the…