What to see in Setenil de las Bodegas, the cave town

Looking for a different tourist destination in Spain? Look no further, let us tell you about Setenil de las Bodegas! This small white village, located in the province of Cádiz, is one of the most impressive destinations that Spain has to offer.

Setenil de las Bodegas is known for its houses built into the rocks, its excellent gastronomy and its charming Andalusian atmosphere. Want to know more? Then read on!

What to see in Setenil

  • Houses built into the rocks. They really are impressive! Taking a stroll through the streets of Setenil is like entering a giant cave. Truly mind-blowing! Seeing how they have built these houses over time is quite the spectacle. But Setenil is more than just houses in the rocks. There are also other interesting places worth a visit.
  • Calle Cuevas de la Sombra. One of the most famous streets in Setenil, formed by cave houses that cut into the rock. On this street, the houses seem to merge with rock, creating a stunning image that has been immortalised in countless photos. It is home to several bars and restaurants where you can sample the local gastronomy
  • Calle Cuevas del Sol. Another street formed by cave houses cut into the rock. Unlike Calle Cuevas de la Sombra, Calle Cuevas del Sol is bathed in sunlight and offers a different perspective of the town.
  • Mirador del Carmen. A viewpoint located at the top of the town, offering spectacular views over the Tajo de Setenil and the River Guadalporcún. From here, you can see the impressive rock wall located right in front of the village, creating a striking visual effect. The perfect place to immortalise the beauty of this town.
  • Plaza de Andalucía. The main square in Setenil de las Bodegas and considered the heart of the town. This lively place is full of bars and restaurants where you can sample the delicious local cuisine. The square is also home to the church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación, an impressive baroque building that is worth the visit.

We recommend you take a stroll in this characteristic spot, packed with personality, getting lost in its streets without any direction in particular. Believe us, you will end up finding everything you wanted without looking for it. Take in the town's streets and enjoy the wonderful views on offer, sit on a terrace and enjoy a leisurely drink and/or bite to eat while you see what life is like for the locals. You won't regret it!

What to do in Setenil de las Bodegas

If you are a sports lover, be aware that Setenil de las Bodegas is the perfect place for hiking lovers. Trails include the Ruta de los Bandoleros, 10.5 km in length, or the Ruta de la Cañada de Málaga, 3.7 km in length.

And everybody knows, a place's gastronomy is just as important as its sights. So make sure you don't leave the town without trying typical dishes such as its migas de pan, sopa cortijera or delicious scrambled asparagus.

How to travel to Setenil de las Bodegas

You're in luck! Setenil train station is very close to the town centre, meaning as soon as you arrive, you can start enjoying what it has to offer. Forget about travelling by car and having to waste time looking for somewhere to park: let Renfe take you there in the fastest, most sustainable and comfortable way possible.

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