El Pico Ahillos
Watching over history
The road is tortuous, the views from the surrounding mountains spectacular and, when the sun shines (which is most of the time), the blue sky acts as a spectacular backdrop to the carefully preserved castle that, since its first stone was laid in the early centuries after the birth of Christ, has witnessed the movement of many feet, seen the passage of many of the makers of history and felt the chill winds of changing times.
The sierra ahillo lies on the shoulder of the town and is distinctive for its almost pyramidal effect from the main road. It stands out for many miles around but, it’s only when you reach the top that an appreciation of its strategic value can be appreciated. And, in times when the main danger is not the hoard of marauding invaders, the views need time to be fully appreciated.