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Commentaires sur Gaucín

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Rob Beazley

Good little hill top town with all you could want, but in January none of the restaurants are open but there are two bars that do food in the evening

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Maison urbaine à Gaucín

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  • 2 chambres
  • 3 couchages
  • 1 salle de bain
  • 85 m² de surface habitable
  • 25 m² de terrasse
  • Balcon
  • Patio
  • Toit ouvrant
  • Meubles de terrasse

Gîte rural à Montejaque

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  • 2 chambres
  • 4 couchages
  • 2 salles de bain
  • 100 m² de surface habitable
  • 5 m² de terrasse
  • 60 m² du jardin
  • Wifi
  • Balcon
  • Patio

Maison urbaine à Gaucín

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  • 1 chambre
  • 2 couchages
  • 1 salle de bain
  • 38 m² de surface habitable
  • 16 m² de terrasse
  • Wifi
  • Toit ouvrant
  • Meubles de terrasse
  • Chauffage
Gaucin

Gaucin is breathtakingly beautiful mountain village boasting stunning views to Gibraltar and the Rif mountains of North Africa. The commanding backdrop of the Serranía de Ronda and the stunning surrounding scenery, are a nature lovers paradise all-year round.

Until a few years ago, the villages residents were used to no running water and living with one light bulb, but things have changed slightly since then and many of the homes have been tastefully refurbished, in keeping with the traditional style, but which boast every mod con you could imagine!

Gaucin has a population of just 2000 and is perched 626 metres above sea level. Reaching Gaucin is like climbing up the stairway to heaven; expect lots of twists and hairpin bends as you climb up into the mountains. The journey from Gibraltar airport

History
Like so much of Andalusia, Gaucin has had fascinating, if somewhat turbulent history. The name derives from the Arab word, guazan (strong rock); the village, perched as it is on the crest of the Sierra del Hacho, was a valuable strategic point and was also once a major Roman settlement.

The labyrinth of narrow, twisting streets and alleys in the centre of Gaucin were once a haven for brandy and tobacco smugglers, who travelled through the surrounding countryside.

Natural Surroundings
The National Park of Los Alcornocales borders the village and is the largest and oldest forest in Europe. The forest is a remnant of the great forest that covered the whole of Spain before they started to cut it down in the 16th century.

Places to visit
The Castillo del Aguila (Eagles Castle) dates back to the Roman occupation and was later expanded by the Arabs into a fortress. The castle lives up to its name and its not unusual to seek eagles circling the towers here, while kestrels regularly nest in the walls of the mediaeval convent; a fantastic spot for bird-watchers.

The castle is open to visitors most days and occasional concerts are held in the grounds. Over at the convent, there are often flamenco performances and classical recitals take place in the church.

There is also the Church of San Sebastian, the Carmelite Convent and the 16th century Fuente (Fountan) de los canos, which is the focal point of the village.

Further afield, the historical town of Ronda is around 40 minutes drive away, the coastal area of Estepona and Duquesa, around 30 minutes drive and land of sherry Jerez is about a 2 hour drive away.

Outdoor activities
If you are an outdoor fiend, then you will love Gaucin; the stunning natural environment is perfect for so many forms of outdoor activity, including: walking, a hiking club meets at the petrol station every Saturday morning at 10am; plus there are organized village to village walks, bird-watching, Gaucin is an important area for the transit of migratory birds, tennis, mountain biking, horse riding, golf and relax, there is a sp located just outside of the village.

Cuisine
Gaucin offers an excellent restaurant selection; the village is small, yet the choice of restaurants is good and selective. From Spanish Menu del Dia to luxury dining.

Climate
As with much of Andalusia the summers are particularly hot and here there is no respite from sea breeze, the winters are mild, although can be a little more harsh than down by the coast, where there is protection from the mountains; in Gaucin you are on top of the mountain!

Choses à faire pendant votre séjour

Commentaires sur Gaucín

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Good little hill top town with all you could want, but in January none of the restaurants are open but there are two bars that do food in the evening


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Did not go to the coast
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A nice and quiet village in the mountains. There are not many tourists. But there are some restaurants open even during wintertime. On sunday you can buy fresh churros! There is a ruin of a castle above the village and it is possible to visit it. In the surroundig you can walk a lot and Ronda is nearby.


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Gaucín is not at the coast but a village in the high in the mountains. The surrounding is beautiful and it is not far to the coast if you like to visit that.
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Very beautiful, nice place with nice people.


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It was too windy to sit on the beach. We are not beach people. We liked the country side much more.
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Friendly little village with not too much tourism but everything there you need!


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Most of it too crowded and with ugly architecture
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Gaucin is a fabulous little town with so much to offer the visitor. It has a great outdoor pool in july and august, free to children and only a nominal fee for adults. It has numerous shops, bars and restaurants and the residents are friendly and helpful without exception.


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I would avoid the Costa del Sol, with the exceptions of Marbella and Malaga. For beaches i would head to the Atlantic Coast at Tarifa which has a great beach and is a town well worth the visit.
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Commentaire sur Gaucín

Loads of character, very restful, friendly residents, all essential services very convenient.


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Did not use the coast for this holiday.
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A fantastic little White village, clinging to the mountainside some 2,000feet above sea level. A myriad of very narrow, winding streets - some with the most beautiful floral decorations adorning the individual houses. A ruined castle dominates the town and is well worth a visit. Plenty restaurants and supermarkets to chose from (the term supermarket is used loosely!). A friendly local population. Thoroughly recommend Gaucin as a holiday destination and as a base to explore the local area.


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Didn't see much of the coast and as the weather was not good when we were there, we only visited one town - San Pedro - and enjoyed a walk along the beach front.
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Charmig och äkta.


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Fina stränder där man lätt kan hitta sina favoritstäder och restauranger. Allt känns nära. Bra snabba vägar som plockar mil snabbt.
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