For a small village nestled in the picturesque landscape of the Sierra de Grazalema, the culinary scene has undergone a remarkable transformation over recent years, offering a delightful array of traditional flavours and innovative gastronomic experiences. When it comes to indulging in the local culinary delights, eating out in Grazalema presents an impressive range of options that cater to diverse tastes.
Despite its size, this charming village proudly showcases a variety of establishments, including burger bars, cherished tapas joints steeped in tradition, upscale restaurants, and the exciting emergence of innovative “gastrobars.”
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Is it worth visiting the white village of Grazalema? In a word Yes!… Grazalema is a traditional white village (pueblo blanco) located in the north-eastern area of Cadiz province. It nestles amongst the beautiful mountains of the Sierra de Grazalema and has a local population of around 2000 people inhabiting the village and surrounding countryside.
Set in a protected area popular for nature and outdoor enthusiasts, the village itself is on the list of “obligatory visits” on the route of the white villages of Andalucia and is very popular for guided walking and wildlife holidays.
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January is a great month for watching griffon vultures repairing last year´s nests high on limestone ledges, performing beautifully synchronized flights that are a part of their courtship routines, breeding and incubating their single egg. The parents take turns at sitting on the nest and perform an almost acrobatic change-over at the nest. The cliffs where griffons nest, or “buitreras” in Spanish, are full of activity and interest at this time of the year.
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When it comes to planning your vacation in the picturesque town of Grazalema, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is where to stay. You have the choice of apartments, houses, or hotels. Making this decision can be challenging, but in this article, we’ll explore the advantages of opting for an apartment or house rentals in Grazalema over a traditional hotel stay.
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As autumn arrives lets have a look at October flowers in the Sierra de Grazalema. Berries and acorns are ripening, decorating the countryside and providing food for wildlife. Many plants will only just be emerging as the first autumn rain will usually have encouraged the germination of many seeds by now, giving a lushness to the pastures and roadsides that had been dry during the summer.
The flowering plant seasons starts afresh as temperatures drop and humidity rises. Yellow Autumn crocus grows between the rocks close to the village of Grazalema. Narcissus cavanillesii can be difficult to locate as it is such a tiny plant, the same goes for the delicate Autumn squill. Both Autumn colchicum and Autumn crocus are more visible and although very similar in colour and form, you can tell them apart by counting the stamens (3 for the crocus).
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