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Iglesia Rupestre y Ruinas de Ciudad Umar ibn Hafsun

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Address: Ctra. Campillos-Malaga, Km 11, Bobastro, 29550 Ardales, Spain
Phone Number:
952 2713455
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Atmosphere, mystery and a whiff or neglect

Loved it all, and want to know more about the history of the Muzarabs. It is almost impossible to imagine the hardy people who inhabited this mountain fastness, rebels and... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2014
clarecluck
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really thought we were going to enjoy this ruin from th 8th - 9th century but to be really honest it is hidden away in the mountains and is not worth the visit. When you arrive you are charged 3 Euros and pointed to a fairly steep path. About 20 minutes going up and down and you arrive at... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2015

After several earlier visits the ruins at Bobastro are well signposted between the villages of el Chorro and Ardales to the northwest on the road up to the lakes. The road is currently being widened so access is from El Chorro during the week but open at weekends. The Bobastro site has been refurbished about three years ago so it... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2014

Loved it all, and want to know more about the history of the Muzarabs. It is almost impossible to imagine the hardy people who inhabited this mountain fastness, rebels and disidents, who ust have lived off robbery and extortion as well as the game afforded by the mountains. Wonderful views, and a heady atmoshere, a place for contemplation as well... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2012

A must full of drama the walk up with the steps cut into the mountain over 500 years old the tomb and mozza Arab church so much history to take in, roman remains of fort above take your time no wheel chair access able bodied only .

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Reviewed 7 November 2011

I’ve been to the El Chorro area before, but missed these ruins and they’ve been on my list for a while. There is now a visitor information kiosk on the small parking lay-by opposite the site. Here you can buy your 3 euro ticket and also get maps and guides about the area and information on the ancient Bobastro church... More 

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