Montefrio is a striking whitewashed Andalusian town with a Moorish heritage surrounded by valleys, upon valleys of Olive groves. At Montefrio’s highest point there is a ruined Moorish fortress and church. We made the climb to the top to admire the view and had a well deserved picnic inside the fortress walls. Spain’s only round church is in the centre of the village, on entry the sound of the door slamming behind you echoes and reverberates around the giant round dome.
The town has shops, bars and restaurants in abundance and we’ve even seen a tourist train making it’s way through the streets (only at weekends). Montefrio, is only an hour’s drive from Granada but the tourism here is minimal and agriculture is clearly the main source of economy. However, since this small town in the Granada Province has received the amazing and unexpected accolade as one of National Geographic’s top ten towns with the best views in the world, tourism could now well be on the rise.