Mind blown. All hats off to Spanish road builders. At some point, this country committed to building roads to the tiniest mountain villages. Villages that were specifically built where they were hard to get to, meaning defensible against outsiders. Places you need a burro to get to.
I did my research (of course) and headed up a twisty road. The road was good and got into some hairpin turns and when I was completely impressed with the rocks and views…
I felt I must be near the top, then appears a tunnel!
And on the other side, another tunnel, then finally, 2 villages.
This is a seriously defensible high mountain spot. What do people do here besides look at the view? Maybe have a few sheep? One small hotel?
I cannot fathom the cost of building the road per capita. But I’m grateful some ambitious socialist Spanish government made this investment, here and everywhere.
And yet more to come this afternoon…