If there is an element that characterizes Setenil de las Bodegas, it is undoubtedly the framework urban, a white farmhouse literally embedded in the canyon of the Guadalporcún River, the true architect of Setenil de las Bodegas.
In the northern limit of the province of Cádiz, on the route of the White Villages, Setenil de las Bodegas leaves no one indifferent, for the importance of its artistic heritage, the rustic beauty of its popular architecture, and above all for the uniqueness of its cave streets. Always parallel to the river, Cuevas del Sol and its sister the Cuevas de la Sombra, Soap and Cabrerizas (real and fictional bandit adventure scenarios), Calcetas, Calañas and Smithy, one of the most beautiful streets in Andalusia, as defined by some writer.
These streets define the troglodytic habitat of a town that makes the white of its facades and the ocher of the stone its hallmarks.
Because the cave streets of Setenil have been living stone, an outdoor geology lesson but also roof and home since prehistoric times, humanized rock where the soot stains of chimneys and chimneys and the traces of lime of its former inhabitants still persist.
Walking through these streets -cave under these ancient stones is a sensation that takes us into an unreal world halfway between mineral chemistry and romantic literature, because only in Setenil de las Bodegas can you walk in the rain without getting wet, Or soak up filtered water when it hasn't rained for days.
Nothing like this poetry by Gerardo Diego to describe this strange relationship:
"Setenil de las Bodegas,
where the sky is from Roca,
and the silence of a pickaxe dream "
A movie street, spectacular setting of the adventures of Curro Jiménez.
All light under the stone, the most touristy street. Here there are numerous bars and restaurants, where to taste the succulent cuisine of Setenil in a most picturesque setting.
Spectacular street where an impressive natural limestone rock roof submerges us in a tunnel that shelters houses and lively tapas bars.
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