Casares is a picture postcard “sugar cube” village with a population of just three thousand and the view from the approach is definitely worth a photo.
Casares is one of the “sugar cube” white villages in the Spanish countryside. These villages are thought to have influenced Picasso’s cubism in his art.
A quick glimpse at the backside of town, away from tourist eyes.
Potted Plants Everywhere
Potted plants and flowers are everywhere in Casares, even coloring up the front of this abandoned house.
Up and Down
For a non-hiking day, we sure put a lot of up and down miles on. The downside to the beauty of the “sugar cube” hillside towns is that everything is either way up, or way down.
A pair of much deserved cervezas at the Restaurante La Bodeguita De En Medio in Casares’ central plaza. While the reception by the bartender was less than overwhelming, we WERE the only tourists disturbing the small crowd of locals enjoying their Sunday afternoon siesta break.
Some of Tracey’s bad influence rubbing off, no doubt!
White and Red
Sticking with the sugar cube theme, the belltower on this church has red flat pavers instead of the usual curved tile roof.