Rock Overhangs Integrated in Local Architecture: The Town Under Rocks in Spain
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Rock Overhangs Integrated in Local Architecture: The Town Under Rocks in Spain

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We love to see examples of natural elements being integrated in architecture. Setenil de las Bodegas is a town in the province of Cádiz, Spain, famous for its rock overhangs. Its unusual location along a narrow river gorge was turned by the inhabitants into an architectural advantage, with some of the houses being built into the rock walls of the gorge itself. The result is a lovely small town, with a surprising design every step of the way.

Each street in Setenil is different and sometimes visitors can feel overwhelmed by the large stones hanging above their heads. This is definitely not a place for claustrophobics! Walking through the town will reveal its traditional building facades, contrasted by the roughness of the old gorge cliffs and the various vegetation growing on these unusual rocky formations. How would you comment on the architecture of this fascinating small town in Spain? And how would you feel about living in a city… invaded by rocks?

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