If you drive into Órgiva from the direction of Motril, this will be a familiar sight – the 2013 photograph that is. The old photograph – date unknown, but perhaps 100 years ago – was taken from roughly the same spot, just up from the old school. It shows a different town but with recognisable buildings, not least the church.
Today, Nemesis nightclub is on the left and on the right, Alma Alpujarra, a small hotel with a history of its own. Antonio Maura, Prime Minister of Spain on five separate occasions, liked a drink there in the early 1900s when it was El Chirro.
The pyramid-topped building is the Castle of the Counts of Sástago; now, the town hall. More on both these buildings another time.
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