Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Return to Benaocaz

A return trip today to the mountain village of Benaocaz, a pueblo that we last visited four years ago. Our circular route, including a visit to Grazalema, is shown here.
We easily found a parking space and started walking uphill towards the centre of the village.

Benaocaz is a small pueblo of about 730 inhabitants founded by the Moors in the 8th century and set on the edge of the spectacular Sierra de Grazalema. 

The Ayuntamiento.
On the wall surrounding the Ayuntamiento were these and other ceramic tiles depicting local places of interest.

The remains of the old castle overlook the village.

Walking around this very quiet pueblo, it was very noticeable how clean it was and particularly clear of dog mess, perhaps attributed to the many posters that we saw making dog owners aware of their responsibilities. Perhaps Olvera could learn something here!!.

All in all, Benaocaz was a very pleasant, quiet and clean village although for us its main beauty was in its stunning location.

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