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Finca Cortesin
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San Roque New


Castellar de la Frontera

Almenara Golf
Club Maritimo
Finca Cortesin


Castellar de la Frontera

Region: Sotogrande
Monuments: The castle and village - Alcornocales National Park

A pleasant evening excursion from Sotogrande, the ancient village of Castellar is reached through the Alcornocales National Park, an area of outstanding beauty, rich in wildlife and fauna. Located within the walls of a 13th century Moorish castle many of the inhabitants are relics of the days of the “hippy”. As this population dissipates the buildings are being gradually renovated to their former glory.

As you walk through the main arch to the castle you are confronted with a maze of tiny alleys and streets, lined with white painted houses, decorated with plants and local ceramics. The Royal Palace in the village which is now under renovation is located over the main entrance.

The views over the valley from the battlements are stunning and on a clear day Gibraltar and Africa are clearly visible. On a quiet day you will almost certainly see vultures and eagles flying overhead.

Although there is a quaint bar in the tiny hotel in the village, we can thoroughly recommend dining on your return journey to Sotogrande at the excellent El Molino del Conde which is near the new village of Castellar.