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Iglesia Rupestre y Ruinas de Ciudad Umar ibn Hafsun

Ctra. Campillos-Malaga, Km 11, Bobastro, 29550 Ardales, Spain
952 2713455
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Too far to drive too long a hike

We really thought we were going to enjoy this ruin from th 8th - 9th century but to be really... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Ulsterman61
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Bobastro Islamic 10th century Settlement

After several earlier visits the ruins at Bobastro are well signposted between the villages of el... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2015
Graham D
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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22 May 2017
“Too far to drive too long a hike”
23 Apr 2015
“Bobastro Islamic 10th century Settlement”
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Ctra. Campillos-Malaga, Km 11, Bobastro, 29550 Ardales, Spain
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

We really thought we were going to enjoy this ruin from th 8th - 9th century but to be really honest it is hidden away in the mountains and is not worth the visit. When you arrive you are charged 3 Euros and pointed to...More

Thank Ulsterman61
Reviewed 23 April 2015

After several earlier visits the ruins at Bobastro are well signposted between the villages of el Chorro and Ardales to the northwest on the road up to the lakes. The road is currently being widened so access is from El Chorro during the week but...More

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 16 October 2014

Loved it all, and want to know more about the history of the Muzarabs. It is almost impossible to imagine the hardy people who inhabited this mountain fastness, rebels and disidents, who ust have lived off robbery and extortion as well as the game afforded...More

1  Thank clarecluck
Reviewed 28 October 2012

A must full of drama the walk up with the steps cut into the mountain over 500 years old the tomb and mozza Arab church so much history to take in, roman remains of fort above take your time no wheel chair access able bodied...More

Thank alexandsalvador
Reviewed 7 November 2011

I’ve been to the El Chorro area before, but missed these ruins and they’ve been on my list for a while. There is now a visitor information kiosk on the small parking lay-by opposite the site. Here you can buy your 3 euro ticket and...More

1  Thank Andrew F
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