EXCURSION TO ‘BOBASTRO’.
From the south access to the Caminito del Rey, part of a beautiful road sets off, full of curves, stones sculpted by the wind, and dense pine woods. In just a couple of minutes this track will lead you to the old medina of Bobastro, a military fortress of great importance in the late 19th century.
Today, the guides will have to explain you its history, because there barely remain elements that allow us to understand its relevance. What we can see, are some astonishing traces which show us that this hill where grass and asparagus grow, was once an important ‘medina’.
The main building is a mozarab church sculpted out of stone, although there are also remains of houses, stairs, city walls and other architectural elements. It was the dwelling of Omar Ibn Hafsún, a rebel that challenged the Andalusian realm and ended up ruling over half of Andalusia.
A legendary tale that includes attacks on Cordoba, absolutions, exiles, and even a conversion to Christianity that explains the existence of the temple carved out of stone. When you get back from your trip to the past, keep going up the road a little, and you will arrive at the viewpoint ‘Tajo de la Encantada’ where you’ll get the perfect picture for your social media.