Spanish town, lost in the rocks
Getting in the Spanish town of Setenil de las Bodegas, it comes to mind the Biblical truth that there is a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones. It seems that these words are taken literally, and some unknown forces gathered all the boulders in the vicinity, and after - placed among them a lot of houses. This is probably one of the most amazing parts of Andalusia.
Setenil de las Bodegas has long been famous for its unique geographical position: the majority of houses literally "embedded" in the rock, built by expanding the natural caves. A similar picture can be seen except in Bolivia, where the city of Le Paz "grown" in the crater of an extinct volcano.
Historical records indicate that the Setenil de las Bodegas - an ancient settlement. Its inhabitants have become famous thanks to the bravery of the military, they are staunchly protected the city from the numerous attacks of the Roman soldiers, who in 1. n. e. It managed to enter the city only after a 15-day siege. Scientists believe that the etymology of the name "Setenil" associated with military events: the word comes from "Septem nihil", which literally means "seven times without result."
It was such a number of unsuccessful attacks of the Romans, in which the inhabitants of the city managed to survive. The second part of the name "-de las Bodegas" came later, thanks to the abundant production of wines, which is still famous for this area. It is noteworthy that the first vineyards were planted in the area is Christians in addition to growing here olive and almond groves.
Over the years, Setenil de las Bodegas has become popular not only because of winemaking, this city has the best "meat" reputation in the region, in the many bars and restaurants serving excellent dishes of pork.