This attractive entry to Andalucia’s restaurant scene sits in the station at Arriate, a small town near Ronda. This restaurant is now owned and managed by Frank Röttgering and the chef is Isa Molinillo Garcia. Frank has created a warm and intimate atmosphere in the former railway goods shed. The delicious, healthy and varied dishes that are served are more than reasonably priced. Here you can choose from an extended menu. Or you let Frank make his recommendations. A simple Russian salad or one filled with a cornucopia of delectable tastes? A choice of meat, fish or vegetarian… but always using excellent quality fresh, local produce. In the summer dine ‘al fresco’ by sitting out on the terrace whilst enjoying the spectacular views over the valley towards the mountains of the Sierra de Grazelama. Here you can sample our homemade dishes by the platform as the driver of the last train for the day gives you a friendly wave. In winter snuggle up by the open fire whilst sipping a hot cup of coffee accompanied by a slice of homemade cake. Recover in the afternoon with a local casserole after a long hike through the surrounding countryside… and in the evening […]
The restaurant is run by a cooperative of young people who believe in the future of the area. They opened to the public in autumn 2002. It is 19 Km. from Ronda on the A-369 to Algeciras in Atajate (Malaga), and the building is very visible at the entrance of the village. The name, “Audalazar” is one of the tributary streams of the Genal river, which is between Atajate and Alpandeire, but is also a Moorish village that disappeared in 1570, and comes from the Arabic Wadi-al-jara, Guidazara, Vidazara, Udazara, whose meaning was “river stones”.
The castle offers a 360 degree view of the area, with a splendid vista of Serranía de Ronda and the Campo de Gibraltar. Ancient Iberian ceramics have been found in the castle’s water deposit. Though the Romans were the first to put a castle on the strong rock of Gaucín and Visigoths occupied it, the Arabs built the remnants seen today. French invaders and Carlist rebels also occupied the castle. It has been used as a refuge for threatened populations and animals, and also as a hospital. The church owns the castle, and the chapel within the castle precincts is used for devotions to the Santo Niño.
Pujerra, in the Genal valley, is home to a fascinating museum that celebrates the area’s fame as a producer of chestnuts and also gives an insight into how the people of the area used to live in the 19th century. The exhibits are spread over three floors of an old house located in the heart of the village. On the ground floor is an area dedicated to the chestnut and its importance to the local economy. There is also a reception area, tourist information point and a small shop. Access to the second floor is through a small courtyard. There are recreations of a salon, kitchen and bedroom of the period, while on the third floor is another exhibition space with a display of children’s toys in a nursery. Visits to the museum are by appointment only. Contact the town hall on 952 183 513.
The crystal clear water that forms the Genal river appears in torrents from the depths of a beautiful hollow on the outskirts of Igualeja. The water cascades down a series of waterfalls and past a cafe restaurant that is open all year round. Alongside lies a leisure and children’s play area and parking. The Genal river is acknowledged as one of the cleanest in Europe.
The Guardia Civil is the oldest law enforcement agency in Spain. It is organised as a military force charged with police duties under the authority of both the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Defence. As part of its daily duties, the Guardia Civil patrols rural areas (including highways and ports) and investigates crimes there, whilst the Policía Nacional deals with safety at urban situations. Many towns and cities also have a Policía Local. The three forces are nationally coordinated by the Ministry of the Interior. The Guardia Civil is usually stationed at casas cuartel, which are both minor residential garrisons and fully equipped police stations. Patron: Our Lady of the Pillar Motto: El honor es mi divisa (Honour is my badge)
Hello and welcome to all those internet users who have reached this page. I am the mayor of this beautiful village – Jimera de Líbar. If you’ve browsed this website, you may have found our village to be like a wild pearl embedded in the nature of Serrania de Ronda. This unique valley has been inhabited by Iberians, Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs and now residents of this village in the province of Malaga extend a welcome to you. From this page I invite everyone to visit us in Jimera de Libar at any time of year and enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of this place. If you visit us in the autumn you will enjoy their brown and red colors of the poplar, birch, ash, acacia, the oak and wild olive with robins singing in the branches of the thick vegetation. If you choose the winter we will offer you a warm welcome so that you enjoy an unforgettable stay. The cockerel will be your morning wake-up call signalling that the day has begun and that life is there to enjoy it and live it. If you choose the spring time, the valley will be bursting with life with flowery […]
Pharmacist: Laura Roman Ramos At the pharmacy in Jimera de Libar you’ll find everything you need… for infants, children, seniors and even your pets! Any prescription items that are not in stock in the morning can usually be ordered for collection later the same day.
This elegant villa is set in a picturesque location backing onto mountains in the foothills of the Grazelema natural park. ‘Las Tres Fuentes’, the three fountains, is a stunning three storey house designed and built in an Andalucian style to the highest standards. Nestling amidst olive groves on edge of this pretty Pueblo Blanco with breathtaking views of the countryside and mountains. The villa is a wonderful oasis in which to relax or as a base for activities, including walking, horse riding, caving, climbing, bird watching, painting, wine tours,etc. Only a short stroll into the village square, where you will find a bakery, pharmacy, banks, restaurants, bars, and other day to day necessities. The beautiful historic town of Ronda is 15 minutes by car. Our agent is based in the village. The villa is the ideal base for your self-catering holiday rental whether in spring, summer, autumn or winter, whatever the reason, action packed, a family holiday, romantic break or total relaxation. Credited as a Vivienda Rural/Turismo Rural (reg.no.VTAR/MA/00749). The accommodation includes 2 double bedrooms, 2 bedrooms with 2 single beds. 4 bath/shower rooms. Private pool, roof terrace. The villa is surrounded by breathtaking views of countryside and mountains it […]