of the names of towns in Andalucia come from it´s frontier
past between Christians and Muslums. Established in the 13th century,
the frontier between Castilla and the Reino Nazari of Granada oscillated.
route through the mountainous region of Cadiz and Malaga that descends
toward Gibraltar, presents one of it´s most stirring flanks
that the book "Battle of the Straight" was named after.
Olvera is a medieval stamp: a small village crammed in the
hillside with the church emerging from the highest slope surrounded
by the castles.
few kilometers away, near Alcalá del Valle, sit the
languished ruins of a converted Fransiscan Convent (16th C.).
Olvera, Ronda, Atajate, Gaucin, Jimena de la Frontera, Castellar
de la Frontera, Tarifa.