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Third photo of this charming town.
I've already showed you the cliff where I'm standing now. Time to show the opposite view and the round church that stands out at right. It's the primary church of Montefrio and I've heard Japonese come here to marry. Wikipedia says it is the only round church in the whole of spain since its recapture from arabian control.
In the distance can be seen other church that I also showed you before with the flying birds.


Lost in the rolling hills of olive groves in the north-western reaches of Granada Province, at 2,500 feet above sea level, the picturesque town of Montefrio, standing well away from the region's beaten paths, has conserved much of its traditional charm. It is famous all over Spain for the wedge-shaped cliff overlooking the village and crowned with the great Gothic church of La Villa, itself built on the dismantled foundations of the fortress built by the Moors of Granada, in their ultimately useless attempt to keep out the encroaching Christian armies of Isabel and Ferdinand.

Other point of attraction is Montefrio's primary church which is the only round church in the whole of spain since its recapture from arabian control.
In fact, what remains from the ruins of the castle is a church.
Being built midway between the Sierra de Priego and Sierra Parapanda, and commanding the open valley between these ranges, it became one of the chief frontier fortresses of the Moors in the 15th century.
(source: Wikipedia)

I've heard recently that this town is famous among japanese people celebrating about 20 marriages a year, couples and guests coming all the way from Japan to visit this place.

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