setenil de las bodegas, spain

At the end of October, we had a four day weekend, which we spent primarily in the towns of Ronda and Granada.  However, on the way to Ronda we made two stops - one in Consuegra (see more here if you please) and one in Setenil de las Bodegas.  I found out about Setenil de las Bodegas on Pinterest (I always get so excited when something I see on Pinterest actually works out in real life - tell me it's not just me?!) when we were first dreaming of coming to Spain, and then when I was planning this trip, I read about it on a blog as a good place to stop in between Madrid and Ronda.  

It was about a 4.5 hour drive from Consuegra to Setenil de las Bodegas, so we took a few stops to stretch our legs and have lunch on the way.  Thankfully, the scenery wasn't half bad either.  

Setenil de las Bodegas is famous (I'm using the term loosely here) because some of the town is built into overhanging rocks, and there's a little (emphasis on little) creek running in the middle of it all.  

A stop to get out and walk around the main part of town doesn't require more than 30-60 minutes if you're not going to break for a meal, but for us, it was definitely worth it.  Setenil de las Bodegas is like its Andalucian neighbors in that most (if not all) of the buildings in the town are white-washed, but it is also rather unique, of course, in that part of it is built under a couple of rocks.  If you're driving between Madrid and Ronda or other places in the south of Spain, it's certainly worth a quick stop for a look around and some fun photos in this special town!