The high life in Alozaina, one of the eight pueblo blancos that guards the Sierra de las Nieves. As its name suggests, the town was truly established during the Muslim era in the middle ages before Christians took it in 1484. I guess the coat of arms (2) speaks to that, with a Christian woman tossing some honey and bees on two fleeing Moors: not a subtle message, but also not entirely clear. (3) Jorox is a picturesque neighbouring village that got shrunk once its water-powered mills were made obsolete when electricity arrived... in the 1980s! 😳. The Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park are filled with good hikes, centuries-old ice pits, and Spanish Fir, and pretty things, like the Charco de la Virgen (6)--all reasons for the area being a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
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