Casares

Casares is a beautiful village with a medieval fortress perched on the side of the Sierra Bermeja mountain range. There is a spectacular view of the village with its white painted houses as you approach. Don't forget to take your camera.

Directions by car.

Leave Torreguadiro proceeding north past the two blocks of flats. At the first roundabout take the coastal road (N340/E15), toward Estepona. Just past Sabinillas take the turning to the left at the roundabout sign posted to Casares. Continue up the road which is quite twisty, but with great views. As you get to the village there is a small car park or alternatively you can park along the road. Don't attempt to take the car down into the village, the roads are very narrow and there is nowhere to park. Anyway walking down the footpaths are easy and there is much to see, however walking backup is hard work.

Narrow streets of Casares

A narrow street in Casares

Walk up to the medieval fortress and church which are being renovated at present, from here there are magnificent views across the village and onwards to the rock of Gibraltar and mountains of North Africa. This point is 1,400 feet above sea level.

The foundations of the fortress date back to the Moors, with the church, Iglesia de la Encarnacion, being built in 1505. The building was badly damages during the Civil War of 1936-39. Also on this site is the picturesque cemetery, no longer used, but still immaculately maintained.

Casares church

The Iglesia de la Encarnacion church.

 

 

The first view of Casares

View from the approach road of Casares.

Outstanding views from the road to Casares

Outstanding views from the road to Casares

 

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Village centre

The pretty Plaza de Espana, the main center of the
village has numerous restaurants and bars.

Cemetery

The cemetery at Casares high above the village.