We parked the car in the underground car park at the top of Calle Espinel, also known as "La Bola", and walked down the main shopping street to the bullring at the bottom, turning towards the Puente Nueva (New Bridge) that spans the famous Tajo gorge.
Anne took the opportunity to do a little shopping at her favourite craft shop. Another pretty painted plate is going on the wall at home by the looks of it!.
The views from the bridge. We decided to visit the 14th century moorish Water Mine in the House of the Moorish King that overlooks the gorge and is pictured here on the right hand side of the photo.
A ceramic wall plaque on the outside of the palace.
Sadly, the palace has fallen into a state of disrepair after long standing disputes between the owner and the local and regional authorities. Click here for more information.
A well signposted path leads to the steps that wind down through the rock to the base of the gorge below.
The mine has a steep staircase carved out of the rock, dark and wet in places, and passes through several rooms before eventually emerging at the bottom of the gorge. Water was originally extracted by a long gone waterwheel.
The exit at the bottom where we emerged into the bright sunlight and the peace and quiet of the gorge.