Views from Torre de los Lobos

View inland to El Valle de Rodalquilar with the Sierra Nevada in the distance

View inland to El Valle de Rodalquilar with the Sierra Nevada in the distance

Some of the best views of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata can be seen from the Torre de los Lobos, up to which we walked this morning. Looking inland, there is a panoramic vista of the Valle de Rodalquilar and the hills of the old gold mines beyond. If you look behind the village of Rodalquilar, through the dip in the hills you can see the distant, snow-covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada in Granada, the highest mountains in mainland Spain.

View of the coast towards La Isleta

View of the coast towards La Isleta

To the south, there are dramatic views of the coast and the twin volcanic peaks of Las Hermanicas and the fishing village of La Isleta.

View north towards Carboneras

View north towards Carboneras

There are equally good views of the coast to the north, taking in the rugged coastline as far as Carboneras, including Las Negras and San Pedro.

Tapas in Rodalquilar

Tapas in Rodalquilar

After this walk, we recommend a glass of wine and a tapa or two at Samambaia in Rodalquilar. The delicious tapa shown here is a quail’s egg served on a base of ratatouille.


About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy portraiture and figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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