Casares Castle
Casares Castle
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herbern2017
Oslo, Norway72 contributions
Apr 2021
If you are in Casares you should visit here. Do not try to drive , but park your car below the city and walk up through the classic old town with narrow streets. The castel offer great views and historical remain from many time periods. The great son of Casares Blas Infante who wanted Andalucia as an indendent state has a historical center dedicated to him in the old church.
Written April 24, 2021
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peter o
6 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
Allow up to 3 hours for this fascinating "walk in the past". Park for free in the multi storey car park and take the lift to the 1st floor (which is the top floor!). Follow the signs to the centre of the village. As you enter the plaza go diagonally left up quite a steep incline. Catch your breath by admiring the quirky houses, the wonderful flowers and Paul's very small art gallery. He paints on glass....and has some notable customers! You efforts will be well rewarded when you reach the castle. Incredible views of Andalucian countryside surround you.....and you will be kept company by the magnificent Griffon vultures that cruise the skies above and below the castle. If you time it right I'd recommend lunch at Arroyo Hondo. You'll need to reserve your table as it is very popular. But there are a number of small restaurants around the main plaza in Casares should you wish to soak up the lazy atmosphere of this pueblo blanca.
Written February 18, 2017
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AvidTraveler12
Winchester, UK1,828 contributions
Dec 2014 • Couples
The drive to Casares is scenic. Most people leave there cars at the top of Casares, walk down the hill in the midst of houses all painted and washed white by the sun, sometimes you are in main streets other times in little alley ways. Eventually you make it to the main square of the town and then you walk up a steep hill again up beautiful white streets until you come upon the castle.
In my case once there, you pause for a few minutes as the climb of 10 minutes can take your breath away. Once at the castle you realize that it has been left to decay and there is no preservation. This enhances the castle and makes it more interesting and mysterious. Whilst there visit the old cemetery where people are encased in white washed walls. Well worth the effort!
Written December 18, 2014
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brutus85
Naas, Ireland20 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
This was certainly the highlight of our day trip to Casares. It's a bit of a hike to get to the castle, maybe ten minutes from the main square, but it is certainly worth it. The views are breathtakingly beautiful and we had the place to ourselves as we arrived before the tour buses. We were thrilled to see the vultures circling the old castle, a Hammer horror moment! We loved it but go early in the day.
Written July 21, 2019
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anne k
Dover, United Kingdom63 contributions
Jan 2016 • Couples
If you like bird watching this is the place for you! There is very little of the castle remaining so after climbing the very narrow and steep hill the best thing about this place is the views and the Griffon Vultures. They are absolutely amazing and made my holiday. They are mesmerising, soaring around the top of the mountains and then flying across to the castle and sweeping past so you can see them so close and hear the whoosh of their wings. The photo's I took were taken on my phone so it shows how close they fly past you I will always remember this day.
Written February 11, 2016
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Jean Claude L
Granada, Spain632 contributions
Oct 2015 • Friends
Coming back from Sotogrande, we decided to visit Casares. Arriving from Manilva, this white village is impressive, dominating by the ruins of an old castle and its church.
Be aware that, depending where you've parked, you'll need to go up quite a lot. But arriving at the top, you'll be rewarded by spectacular views and the ruins of the old Castle.
In the U.S., you would be charge for such a visit with so much to see, but lucky for us tourists, Europeans still ignore how to make money out of nothing, AND THIS IS SOMETHING.
I always use the exemple of the Four States Point, also know as Four Corners Monument, where they get to charge you to see absolutely nothing (a stone with the name of the 4 states intersecting there).
Casares castle is beautiful and getting up there is with the climbing.
Written October 19, 2015
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jcb473
Hampshire, UK28 contributions
Nov 2014 • Friends
For something a little more active I would thoroughly recommend the booklet detailing 20 walks in and around Casares. The walks have varying degrees of difficulty to suit a number of fitness levels but walking boots with ankle supports are recommended. The views are spectacular from the higher climbs. The booklet contains links to some excellent and helpful video guides provided by Simon Water. A number of these walks are also covered by the Ayuntamiento's official routes which have noticeboards at the start of the routes and are marked (to some extent) by green and white route markings along the way. Probably not the activity to be undertaking at the height of Summer but ideal from Autumn through to Spring.
The staff in the Tourist Office (just on the road out of Casares towards Manilva) are very helpful and can provide more details. During the walking season, fortnightly organised walks are conducted on Sundays by www.ecotourcasares.com, these are very modestly priced and their website is also very useful.
Written January 5, 2015
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
Jul 2012 • Couples
The Casares Castle is located at Calle Villa, on the highest part of the town. It has visual sights with Jimena, Castellar and Gibraltar, so it was used for communicating with the towers in Manilva, Estepona, and Ronda in the past. The first documentation found about this castle is that it was an Arab fortress in the 13th century and was important among the fortresses from Gibraltar to Ronda. The fortress has the form of an irregular polygon with several entrances. The perimeter of the fortress is 770 meters and the surface area is 23, 692 square meters. At the highest part of the fortress, there are remains of the walls. The main gate is called the Arco de la Villa and is situated in a square tower. The other entrance is located in the northern part of the wall and is called the Arco del Arrabal.
Written August 3, 2012
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Malcolm McD
Glasgow, UK450 contributions
Aug 2020
We visited the Castle but unfortunately it was closed due to Covid restrictions. However, we strolled around and took in the fantastic views and imagined what a stronghold this would have been.
Written September 7, 2020
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,389 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
If I had to choose which one is better, to see the Castle and the village from the hillside, or see the whole scenery from the Castle, I wouldn't be able to decide. The Alcazar itself wouldn't be worth for the climb; only the magnificent view pays back your effort. The blindingly white houses of Casares are glowing brightly in the sunshine, and only one look at them is enough to understand why these white villages are so famous.
Written May 7, 2019
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