Remember this? When we were admiring the views of Montefrio, we vowed to come back. And that’s what we did some weeks ago.
We had programmed our GPS to the center of town, and she sent us to the church, where we found a spot to park our car. The Iglesia de la Encarnación is one of the very few circular churches in the world, and it dates from the 18th century.
In the bar where we had a drink, we asked if we could go all the way to the top of the rock, where the Iglesia de la Villa (the former Montefrio Castillo) is located. They said yes, but in reality you can’t. You can only drive toward the base of the rock, but you can have some stunning views of the area around Montefrio there. Afterward, you will have to walk to the top.
Most of the people come to explore the 2 landmarks in Montefrio. That will take you about half a day. The center though is worth a look because of its many bars and restaurants.
Later this week, we will be back with a series about the Alpujarra!