Setenil de las Bodegas is a town in southern Spain where the phrase “living under a rock” is taken more literally than figuratively.
The small town, which boasts a population of about 3000 friendly people, is set along a narrow river gorge, with many of the houses built into the rock walls of the gorge itself, thanks to the large caves formed by the rocky overhang.
It’s actually a pretty practical way to build a city, all things considered. The natural caves prove to be ideal living quarters because instead of having to build entire houses, town planners need only build a homely façade to finish them off. Smart move there.
Sitting close to the Rio Trejo river, the weather in Sentenil is cool and temperate year round. And despite literally living under a rock, Sentenil is quite the happening town – the bars and restaurants are some of the best in the region and boast delicacies like chorizo, olive oil, honey, jam and wine.
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