Still going up…

Stepping out of church gloom into the bright Andalucian sunshine of Comares, a lovely, Moorish, white village, located in the foothills of the Montes de Málaga 703 meters above sea level.

The origin of the name Comares is from the Arabic word Qumaris or Hins Comarix, which means “Castle in the height.” However the village wasn’t founded by Arabs, but by the Greeks and Phoenicians who arrived on the coast of Málaga Province in the seventh century BC.

Moorish Castle on Comares Village, One of the highest pueblo blancos in Andalucía (739 metres above sea level), Malaga Province, Spain

The steps featured in the main image lead to the site of the eighth century CE Moorish fortress (seen above), one of the defensive bastions of Omar ben Hafsun in his fight against the Umayyad Caliphate of Córdoba. Inevitably, Comares was finally conquered in 1487 by the Catholic Kings from the north, as mentioned in my last post…


5 responses to “Still going up…”

  1. A really quite stunning image of the stairway – but I guess that wheelchair access is totally out of the question for what is clearly a must see location !!

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