Setenil de las Bodegas: a municipality located in the middle of the rock

In Spain we can find places of great beauty that are also somewhat peculiar due to their location and structure. It is a combination of factors that occurs in the case of Setenil de las Bodegas , a municipality of Cádiz, in Andalusia, which is characterized by being practically embedded in the gash formed by the Gadualporcún river as it passes. This makes it a town that is practically in the middle of the rock and has a very surprising, striking and valuable architecture , which has contributed to its being declared a Historic-Artistic Site .

What to see

This Andalusian town offers many possibilities to be visited. One of them is to walk through its streets, which house a rich heritage , as well as its viewpoints to enjoy all the beauty of the municipality.

Among the possible routes or walks through this municipality are the Cuevas del Sol and Cuevas de la Sombr a streets , which run in parallel, but each of them on each side of the river. Both streets run under the rock.

In addition, Calle Herrería is another must-see because it is considered one of the most beautiful in all of Spain. Among its attractions is the fact of being able to walk under the rock.

The viewpoints are also very beautiful. For example, it is recommended to go to the Mirador del Lizón , which is located at the foot of the Torre del Homenaje . From this location, you can see a beautiful picture of the town, seeing the entire municipality from the heights. Another good option is the Mirador de la Villa , which is in the same plaza as the Iglesia Mayor, from which you can see the area of ​​Las Cabrerizas and Jabonería and part of the Guadalporcum river .


And within the streets, one must not fail to observe the houses, which have a popular and monumental typology and which constitute the main element of the architecture , above all, due to the peculiarities of the terrain.

It is a house developed in height due to the topography that makes it difficult to have large horizontal plots because, in most cases, there is only one room on each floor.