Travel Diaries: Ardales/Guadalhorce

 Hey guys,

I am back with my travel diary and the most beautiful place I have ever been. I will share tons of pictures, because words it's not enough to describe this place. While we were in Spain, we visited beautiful little town called Ardales. There is a river called Guadalhorce, just few kilometers away from there. I have googled few places to visit before we went on our holiday and I found that there was some history behind this place, so I wanted to go and see the famous House of the Engineer and the Kings chair.

 | Kings Chair |

One of the most iconic artifacts from the construction days of the reservoirs is the King’s Chair located just before the dam wall of the Conde de Guadalhorce. There is a chair and table carved out of stone and this is where King Alfonso XIII sat and signed the completion of construction document for the Conde de Guadalhorce reservoir.

 | House of the Engineer |

From the Chair of the king, if you look to the other side of the reservoir, you can see the very impressive and grande chief engineers house or “Casa del Conde” which is closed to the public but would make an amazing place for a hotel or museum. I have to say this house is very impressive and I would dare to say that it's most of our dream! Stunning views around, peaceful atmosphere, crystal clear water and summer all year a round! Could you ask for more?

I cannot describe the feeling when you are there. Nothing but peace, maybe 5 -10 people walking around. Only nature and you. When we saw Guadalhorce river we where gobsmacked, literally. We couldn't say a word for few seconds and after that, the only word we could of think of was WOW. My eyes have never seen anything like this before. Water was so clear you could see huge fishes jumping in and out, greenish turquoise color was so attractive, I just wanted to jump in with my clothes on! Me and my partner walked around for a bit, enjoyed the views of mountains, fishes and birds. We didn't take our swim wear with us and we regret that moment so bad, but after spending few hours just sitting and enjoying the views, we decided to come back there the next day. Even though we had stunning beach just few hundred meters away from our hotel and huge swimming pool right at our door step, we traveled 40km just to spend another day in paradise. I can definitely call this place heaven, amazing piece of art that God created for us.
We took our towels, sun creams, loads of snacks, plenty of wine and traveled to the same place the next day. It was the best day of our lives. It was only me and my boyfriend surrounded by breath taking views. We were jumping of the cliffs in to the water, swimming across the river and just laughing and appreciating the moment. I will never forget the feeling, when I was in the middle of the river, surrounded by huge mountains and crystal clear water. I felt so small and so big at the same time, like I had the whole world in my hands. Truly the best experience I've ever had. 

I am sharing some pictures I've took so you, guys, know what I was talking about. 


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  1. Wow this place is amazing!!!
    Love your pictures, they are so professional!!

    Nikoleta, xoxo.

  2. beautiful pictures, beautiful place! Waiting to see more blogs of your holiday!

  3. Sounds like an amazing place for a honeymoon!

    1. If you are looking for something very simple, then this place is definitely perfect for some romantic time with your partner :) xx

  4. WOOOOOW!!!! where is that place again>? its sooo beautiful