"Casa del Caminito" is the name given to a typical country house. It was built in the last century and recently refurbished in 2014. "Casa del Caminito" is located in the municipality of Álora (Málaga), in an area known as Partido Venta-Tendilla. Thanks to its location, right in the irrigated lands of Alora, the house offers extraordinary views across a lovely and characteristic valley full of vegetable fields as well as lemon, orange and other fruit trees. It is also surrounded by some of the distinctive rock formations that characterise the relief of Málaga. The most important one is “El Hacho”.
The landscape of Álora offers the visitors spectacular and very diverse views.
This is a fertile valley, scented by the smell of citrus fruits, covered by olive trees, washed by rivers such as Guadalhorce (also known as “river of the quiets”) and flanked by the steep mountains of Sierra Huma, Sierra de Yeguas and El Hacho.
A place with an amazing geomorphological value and one of the most astonishing and extraordinary spots in the province of Málaga. It is a 300-metre-deep gorge, carved by the river Guadalhorce in the rocks of El Chorro, between the municipalities of Álora and Ardales. Its walls are skirted by the very well-known Caminito del Rey, which translates as “the King’s walkway”. This walk owes its name to the king Alfonso XIII, who crossed it when he inaugurated the Conde del Guadalhorce dam in 1921. Before its majestic entrance through the Gaitanes Gorge, the river Guadalhorce forms beautiful dams, such as El Chorro and Conde de Guadalhorce. Next to the latter, you can see the Sillón del Rey (which translates as “the king’s armchair”). It is an armchair and a table sculpted in stone, where the king Alfonso XIII signed the end of the works in the dam. Comfortably seated there, the visitor can observe the Casa del Ingeniero (“Engineer’s house”) or Casa del Conde (“Count’s House”) on the other shore of the dam. However, this house is closed to public.