The lost village

It is a must when we are here at the Finca to visit the village Acebuchal. The unpaved road leads into the mountains above Frigiliana.

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Live was hard for the inhabitants, but became even more difficult when they were caught between the Franco regime and guerillas in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. Authorities had long suspected the villagers of supporting Republican rebels hiding out in the mountains. In truth they were literally caught in the crossfire. In the summer of 1948 the villagers were forced by the Guardia Civil to leave the village leaving behind all their belongings.

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Fifty years later in 1998 the son of one of the original villagers returned with his wife and family. They restored the meanwhile crumbled village and started a small restaurant and tourism. Today there are appartments available for holidays in a rural area. The well known tavern serves wonderful local dishes.

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