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Iglesia Rupestre y Ruinas de Ciudad Umar ibn Hafsun

Ctra. Campillos-Malaga, Km 11, Bobastro, 29550 Ardales, Spain
952 2713455
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Walking Shoes needed.

Babastro Ruins. Up a lot of uneven steps in the rock. A lovely view up there. Three Euros. The best... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2018
kpnut0072017
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Too far to drive too long a hike

We really thought we were going to enjoy this ruin from th 8th - 9th century but to be really... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2017
Ulsterman61
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
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May 13, 2018
“Walking Shoes needed.”
May 22, 2017
“Too far to drive too long a hike”
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Ctra. Campillos-Malaga, Km 11, Bobastro, 29550 Ardales, Spain
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Babastro Ruins. Up a lot of uneven steps in the rock. A lovely view up there. Three Euros. The best bit is further up the same road. Go to the top & see what you see on the way. Wasn't expecting that!!!

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Reviewed May 22, 2017

We really thought we were going to enjoy this ruin from th 8th - 9th century but to be really honest it is hidden away in the mountains and is not worth the visit. When you arrive you are charged 3 Euros and pointed to...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2015

After several earlier visits the ruins at Bobastro are well signposted between the villages of el Chorro and Ardales to the northwest on the road up to the lakes. The road is currently being widened so access is from El Chorro during the week but...More

1  Thank Graham D
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Reviewed October 15, 2014

Loved it all, and want to know more about the history of the Muzarabs. It is almost impossible to imagine the hardy people who inhabited this mountain fastness, rebels and disidents, who ust have lived off robbery and extortion as well as the game afforded...More

2  Thank clarecluck
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

A must full of drama the walk up with the steps cut into the mountain over 500 years old the tomb and mozza Arab church so much history to take in, roman remains of fort above take your time no wheel chair access able bodied...More

1  Thank alexandsalvador
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Reviewed November 7, 2011

I’ve been to the El Chorro area before, but missed these ruins and they’ve been on my list for a while. There is now a visitor information kiosk on the small parking lay-by opposite the site. Here you can buy your 3 euro ticket and...More

2  Thank Andrew F
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