City in the stones

The Spanish city lost in the rocks called - Setenil de las Bodegas.
Once in the city, it comes to mind the Biblical truth that there is a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones.
This is probably one of the most amazing parts of Andalusia.

Setenil de las Bodegas has long been famous for its unique geographical position: most of the houses literally "embedded" in the rock, built by expanding the natural caves. A similar picture can be seen except in Bolivia, where the city of Le Paz "grown" in the crater of an extinct volcano.

Historical records indicate that pride was founded in Roman times and is built on a promontory that was later occupied by Muslims. This city has long been the main outpost, repulsing the attacks of the Christian troops. Many scholars believe that the name of the city associated with military events. The first part of the name, allegedly stemmed from «septem nihil», which literally means "seven times without result." It was such a number of unsuccessful attacks of the Christian troops. The second part of the name "-de las Bodegas" appeared thanks to the abundant production of precious wines, which has been famous for this area. It is noteworthy that the first vineyards were planted in the area is in addition to the Christians here grows olive and almond groves.

Over the years, Setenil de las Bodegas became popular not only because of winemaking, this city has the best "meat" reputation in the region in the numerous bars and restaurants serving excellent dishes of pork.


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