11 April 2010

El Caminito del Rey - Spain's Highest Man Made Pathway

The Spanish have a head for heights.  Yet even they must shiver a little at the sight of El Caminito del Rey (or The King’s Little Pathway in English and it is located, like Ronda in Málaga. Hydroelectric power plants were built at the nearby falls at the beginning of the twentieth century and getting building materials to them became an issue.  The result was the pathway which also doubled up as an inspection platform for the channel below.  Taking four years to build it was opened to much pomp and ceremony in 1905 and now wonder.  It is quite a feat of engineering.