Our travel guide to Villaluenga del Rosario

Villaluenga del Rosario, the highest town in the Sierra de Cádiz, is known for being a sanctuary for caving lovers. Its historic centre, with steep and narrow streets, houses sites as curious as the oldest bullring in the province. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Villaluenga del Rosario you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

At the foot of an impressive rock massif you will find Villaluenga, the highest town in the entire province. Although its origin is due to Muslim culture, the nearby site of the Cuevas de la Manga dates the human presence in these lands since the Lower Paleolithic. You can still see the remains of the medieval road.

Its steep and narrow streets merge with the rock, hosting prominent monuments such as the churches of San Miguel and El Salvador, the hermitages of San Gregorio and del Calvario, the City Hall and the Fuente del Acueducto.

The municipality has a spectacular environment to practise caving, as it brings together more than 80 caves and three of the four most important chasms in Andalusia: Sima del Cacao, Sima de los Republicanos and Sima de Villaluenga.

Main Activities: Nature, Active Tourism, Culture.
Source of content: Texts and Photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

Our travel guide to Villaluenga del Rosario

Villaluenga del Rosario, the highest town in the Sierra de Cádiz, is known for being a sanctuary for caving lovers. Its historic centre, with steep and narrow streets, houses sites as curious as the oldest bullring in the province. Thanks to this Travel Guide to Villaluenga del Rosario you can find all the activities and the best travel tips for your trip.

At the foot of an impressive rock massif you will find Villaluenga, the highest town in the entire province. Although its origin is due to Muslim culture, the nearby site of the Cuevas de la Manga dates the human presence in these lands since the Lower Paleolithic. You can still see the remains of the medieval road.

Its steep and narrow streets merge with the rock, hosting prominent monuments such as the churches of San Miguel and El Salvador, the hermitages of San Gregorio and del Calvario, the City Hall and the Fuente del Acueducto.

Villaluenga has the oldest bullring in the province (18th century). In addition, it has the peculiarity of not being round, but polygonal, and with a grandstand made of local stone.

The municipality has a spectacular environment to practise caving, as it brings together more than 80 caves and three of the four most important chasms in Andalusia: Sima del Cacao, Sima de los Republicanos and Sima de Villaluenga.

Main Activities: Nature, Active Tourism, Culture.
Source of content: Texts and Photos: TUDESTINO.TRAVEL

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Villaluenga Bull Ring
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Plaza de Toros, Calle Moreno de Mora, Villaluenga del Rosario, España

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Route of the White Villages
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Arcos de la Frontera, España

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Villaluenga Town Hall
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Ayuntamiento de Villaluenga del Rosario, Calle Real, Villaluenga del Rosario, España

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Bivouac Trekking along Sierra del Caíllo
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Villaluenga del Rosario, España

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Sierra de Grazalema
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Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, Calle Empedrada, Grazalema, España

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Sima de Villaluenga
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Sima de Villaluenga, Villaluenga del Rosario, España

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Church of San Miguel Arcangel
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Iglesia de San Miguel, Plaza Alameda, Villaluenga del Rosario, España

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Villaluenga del Rosario Cheese Museum
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Tienda Museo del Queso Villaluenga del Rosario, Calle Albarrada, Villaluenga del Rosario, España

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