Views

Towards the east is the unmistakable profile of the Sierra Bermeja where it joins the rocky mass

of the Sierra Crestellina home to an important colony of vultures that drifts over the skies of Gaucín daily.

Towards the west the Hacho hill is a perfect vantage point from which to enjoy cloudless days and a 360° view.

Most particularly the views towards the south where the Genal and the Guadiaro rivers meet and where a succession of gentle hills guide our view towards Gibraltar. On the right of the Rock of Gibraltar the reflection of the waters of the Mediterranean can often be seen and on its left, the Bay of Algeciras. However, perhaps the most magnificent sight is across to the mountains of Morocco. Worth mentioning is Jebel Musa, which together with the Rock of Gibraltar make up the Pillars of Hercules.

 
       The village and its views were admired by many romantic English artists from the 19th Century such as Roberts and Lewis whom left their impressions through engravings that illustrated the books of their travels through Spain. Also Prosper Merimé, in his original libretto for the opera Carmen, used Gaucín as the location for the meeting between Carmen and her lover.