Gaucin, in the province of Malaga , Information, history and Property for Sale and Rent
description : The village is situated against the looming dark backdrop of the Serrania de Ronda where, depending on the time of year, you can enjoy an Impressionist paint palette of colour: brilliant brush strokes of red poppies, yellow mimosa, wild orchids, tempered by the cool green of olive groves and occasional splash of pale pink almond blossom
History of Gaucin
history : Like so much of Andalucia, it has had a fascinating, if tumultuous history.Derived from the Arab word, -guazan (strong rock), the village is perched on the crest of the Sierra del Hacho, and due to its key strategic position was once a major Roman settlement.Its magnificent castle, Castillo del Aguila (Eagles Castle) dates from this era and was later expanded by the Arabs into a fortress.
Things to visit in Gaucin
to visit : These days, the castle is open from 11 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 7 pm and occasional concerts are held here.Foot stomping flamenco can also be enjoyed at the convent where concerts are held, while classical recitals take place in the church.
Interesting Links of Gaucin
More pictures of Gaucin
Some properties for sale in Gaucin