There’s just so much to see! Even though we’ve spent a great majority of our time in Seville over the last few years, we’d never made it to a nearby village called Setenil de las Bodegas.
This village is unique by any standard. Built into the cliffs that hover over the Río Trejo, it’s long been a place that both foreign and local tourists visit to see with their own eyes.
And so, we had to finally go check it out as well. As we often use the visits of family and friends as an excuse to get out and see more, we did just that when my parents came to visit earlier this year.
Less than two hours from Seville, Setenil is just north of Ronda, and makes for an easy day trip.
One would normally think it’s unrealistic to spend an entire day in such a small down; but in reality – and when it comes to how we travel – it’s an easy thing to do. There are a lot of cafes, and that means a lot of sitting and watching the world go by!
Not to mention all the hidden side streets to check out and get lost in.
Obviously, the businesses and homes are the main draw here in Setenil, and we really couldn’t get enough of looking at them and totally being wowed by the fact that they even exist.
I mean, come on. This is crazy. Crazy awesome.
Speaking of those businesses, we did a lot of popping in and out of little shops, as there are plenty of delectable, local treats to be had in Setenil.
Given there are so many tasty things to be had in Setenil, it was surprisingly easy to get distracted from the local geography. So, back outside and back to some supremely interesting architecture and history.
Visiting Setenil de las Bodegas is obviously a very cool experience. There’s a lot to walk around and explore, and a castle ruin up top if you feel like climbing (we obviously did not).
Setenil can get very crowded – especially on weekends when the weather is nice – so keep that in mind if you’re going. Regardless of how big la bulla can be, it’s totally worth it and we’d be happy to return. Put Setenil on your list – you won’t regret it!
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A very special and very big thanks to all the fine folks in Setenil de las Bodega, and to my parents for coming to visit!
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