It’s safe to say that the rich history of Costa del Sol is firmly rooted in vibrant Málaga. The city that birthed the legendary Picasso and home to a plethora of monumental architecture, such as the Roman Theatre and Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga, surprises visitors at every turn. Foodies and creatives rejoice, as Málaga is the absolute destination to savour a panoply of tapas dishes, washed down with local wine and followed by plenty of art gazing.
Not to forget the stunning region of Andalusia, where Málaga is nestled, famed for its rolling countryside and gifting the world with Flamenco. Andalusia, perched on the southern coast of Spain, also boasts the cities of Seville, Granada and Cádiz; to name a few.
Tucked away in the beautiful mountains you’ll discover the enchanting Gaucin village. With a small population of less than 2,000, the quiet rural streets and medieval architecture seem even more magical – From the hills, you can even spot Morocco and the Strait of Gibraltar!
The village is renowned for its whitewashed walls and burnt orange roofs, which make the lush green backdrop pop even brighter. Karma La Herriza, just 6km from Gaucin, has followed the traditional style; taking inspiration from the spectacular aesthetics and tranquil ambience. Did you know, that ‘Gaucin’ derives from the Arab word for ‘strong rock’?
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