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A 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.

Salobrena: The photography above does not do it justice.
As 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, right?

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I 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.


The last 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 restrooms.

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 the top.

The sun bouncing off the Mediterranean sea, combined with the brisk sea breeze and height brings welcome stimulation after a long drive.
To the north are the Sierra de Almijara Click here to see the whole view.

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