On one of our first weekends in Seville we opened the map and looked for a handsome-looking mountain to hike up. We found what we were looking for in the form of Sierra de Grazalema, a medium sized mountain about an hour and a half drive from Seville. The place looked perfect! After reading about it we decided to check out the curious-sounding village of Grazalema.
The place is unique due to its location. For some reason that particular spot is the wettest place in Andalusia meaning it has the highest amount of rainfall in the region. It is actually quite curious as apparently a few kilometres away from Grazalema it rains dramatically less than there.
Just like many other places I talked about before, Grazalema is one of the pueblos blancos, the white villages. It looks gorgeous as it follows the shape of the mountain behind it.
It is a popular place amongst hikers and climbers. A great place for a day out of Seville due to the closeness of the city. Worth a look!