26 Oct

Athenaeum of Jerez


Assault of the priest, El Quejigo y la Lobería

Our first outing of this course, bears the title of "GAUCÍN, LANDSCAPE AND HERITAGE". A beautiful route between the Genal Valley and the Guadiaro, with views that will lead us to observe (if the day is clear) the Yebel Musa in Morocco and Yebel Tarik, Gibraltar).
Gaucin 1
Gaucín, a town located in a privileged place with an exuberant nature, full of history and a rich heritage. Built by the Romans , it was the Arabs who left more footprints on the premises.
Its streets, of Moorish layout, adapt to the hill, where its white houses are decorated adorned with bars and balconies, work of artisans of the forge and the forge . As for its monuments, it highlights its Church of San Sebastián ( 16th century ), the convent of the Carmelites, the Fountain of the Six Pipes, in addition to a series of stately homes (17th-18th centuries), with gilded doors and carved noble shields in stone

The territory where we were was in the day lair of bandits who found in the mountains a safe place to take refuge. Here they came to hide, after committing robberies and robberies in the fields of Lower Andalusia. Figures of that time, which the people insisted on becoming legendary, are: «Tragabuches», «The Seven Children of Écija», «El Tempranillo», Diego Corrientes, Juan «El Lero».

The Path of the Assault on the Cure is also called the Road of the Romantic Travelers; They passed by here, leaving their writings, the Englishman Richard Ford, the Frenchman Bourgoing, Josephine de Brinkmann, Merimée, or Juliette de Robersart. The painters David Roberts and Villaamil also expressed their works here.

This is an interesting route that travels almost publicly in the mountains, between the valleys of Genal and Guadiaro, in the heart of the Serranía de Ronda. The landscape is quite lush, with a preponderance of cork oaks, pines, chestnut trees and monumental complaints.
The views are equally fantastic, covering enclaves of the Campo de Gibraltar, the natural parks of Sierra de Grazalema and Sierra de las Nieves, as well as Sierra Bermeja.
After lunch we will visit Gaucin and the Castle located in an area in the highest part of the Town.
Gaucin 4
Hiking: Assault of the Cure, The Quejigo and the Lobería

Day: Saturday October 26, 2019
Departure Time and Place: 8:00 from Merca 80 San Benito
Price 18 Euros
Municipality: Gaucín
Type: Circular
Approximate distance: 7.5 - 8 km.
Accumulated elevation gain: 400 m.
Land: forest trail and trail

Lunch is free: We will arrive around 2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Who prefers it can have lunch in the bars of the locality or take a snack
Visit to Gaucin and the Castle: 4:30 p.m.
Departure to Jerez: about 6:30 p.m.

Do not forget:
  • Suitable mountain footwear
  • You always wear a fleece or extra shirt.
  • If it is cloudy or there is a risk of precipitation, bring rain cover, as it protects from air and water.
  • Water, fruit, nuts and food or snacks.
  • Sunglasses, cap and sun cream.
  • Camera and binoculars
RESERVATIONS: If you are interested in booking a place, you can do it by email: reservasateneodejerez @ gmail. com .

Registration date: until Monday October 21, 2019
Indicate: Name and 2 surnames, ID, date of birth and contact phone number.
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