One of the most beautiful villages of the Serrania de Ronda with streets that lead you over stairs or steep hills along whitewashed houses that give an expression of Moorish architecture. An environment that attracted many traveling painters and writers in the nineteenth century. At the top of the village center is the ruin of the Aguila castle of Gaucín situated, which was rebuilt several times, the last time in 1808 as a result of the War of Independence and was fortified in 1842 during the reign of General Espartero.

Under the village are three underground water reservoirs (“aljibes”) situated and an underground mine or underground escape route a remnant of the Arabs. Until the last century the village was armed and had a garrison. Next to the fortress, on the eastern side, is the hermitage of Calle de Gaucín Santo Niño, which was once used as a barracks. In the urban helmet you will find the parochial church of San Sebastián, built at the beginning of century XVI. The convent of the Carmelites was previously the hermitage of the Vera Cruz and dates from 1704. Among the civil works, it is worth mentioning the Fountain of the Six Caños, from the 18th century, as well as a series of stately homes from the 17th and 18th centuries, with lintel doors and noble shields carved in stone, as well as a wide range of bars and balconies of iron made by expert hands of artisans.

Point of interest

  • the streets of Gaucín
  • castle Aguila
  • parochial church of San Sebastián
  • hermitage of Calle de Gaucín Santo Niño
  • hermitage of the Vera Cruz

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