Sunday, 20 February 2011


Today, a trip out with friends Dan and Alison to Yunquera, a pueblo of about 3000 inhabitants nestling in the beautiful surroundings of the Serranía de las Nieves Natural Park, about 90 minutes drive to the south east of Olvera.

A most obvious landmark on the entrance into the village is the Torre Vigía, dating back to the Moorish occupation of Spain and is now the emblem of Yunquera.

Behind the tower is a viewpoint offering clear views across the pueblo.

Visible also just beyond the hills in the far distance is a hazy Mediterranean sea.

Just behind us, a shepherd was herding his flock of goats.

Leaving the tower, we drove into the centre and parked in the Plaza del Constitución before wandering to expolre the narrow streets.

The Iglesia de la Nuestra Senora in the centre of the village with its distinctive blue tiled roof, unfortunately not accessible due to the repairs being undertaken on the surrounding streets.

There were lots of little alleyways and dead ends to explore but if I was honest, I wouldn't say that Yunquera was the prettiest village we have visited. But it was certainly clean and tidy and in a beautiful location.

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