Comares sits like a fortress at 700 m on a large rock and offers an incomparable view over the Axarquia, which extends from the up to 2000 m high mountains of the nearby Sierras across the river plain to the Mediterranean Sea. The Plaza in Comares is therefore also known as the “balcony of the Axarquia”. It is a typical “white village” of Andalusia.
The village is of Arab origin, as you can see in the Moorish city architecture. We follow the footprints of blue tiles up and down through the winding streets. Natural stones are embedded in the masonry of white houses and act as a decorative element. Sometimes small trees grow between the houses and one wonders where they get their food from.
At the far end of the rocky outcrop lies the cemetery, which has its very own flair.