stop at Salobrena was not planned for
this trip. We spotted the village as we
drove down the N340 heading for Malaga and just couldn't resist some exploration.
Salobrena sits on and around a tall
outcropping of rock just west of Motril.
At the top of the city is an old Moorish
castle. Maybe it was the light coming off
the Mediterranean Sea, or the terrace of
white houses topped off by the
contrasting Alcazar. Whatever the reason,
we took the exit for Salobrena and
started what would be described later by
my companion as his most memorable
moment in Spain.
The photography above does not do it
we entered the village, we expected to see
signs directing us to the castle. If there
were signs, we didn't spot them. Once we
were in the village, we could not see the
castle, so we decided that if we just kept
going up we couldn't miss the castle,
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love driving down..... ah... up old
narrow streets never designed to be
traveled by cars.
The streets are mostly one-way. We
just followed the arrows that looked like
they would take us up and soon (it seemed
like forever) we found ourselves at the
castle museum parking lot.
leg of your journey is by foot. Go up the
stairs to find the entrance to the castle.
|In the museum are a model of the
castle and local artifacts. The museum is
also the location for the public
So what made Salobrena an adventure?
A lot of the adventure comes from the drive up
to the castle. And then there is the view from
sun bouncing off the Mediterranean sea,
combined with the brisk sea breeze and
height brings welcome stimulation after a