The King´s pathway


The opening of the newly reformed Caminito del Rey has been one of the most anticipated events in recent years. The new pathway has been making headlines across the world, with Lonely Planet recently nominating a walk along the Caminito as one of the hottest things to do. The Caminito was originally built between 1901 and 1905 and was used to transport material and people between two power stations that were built either side of the El Chorro gorge. It wasn’t until the early 1920s that it was officially opened by King Alfonso XIII who walked its whole length and gave it its name. Since that time, the Camino has become one of the wonders of Spain. The Garganta del Chorro is an amazing place, with huge walls of rock as high as 400m along its three-kilometre length. Tickets have to be reserved online.

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