El Gastor

El Gastor | Source: Texts: Patronato Provincial de Turismo. Photos: Destino Cádiz.

"The Gastor is known as the Balcony of the White Villages, for the magnificent views that can be seen from neighboring villas from its highest point. A paradise for lovers of Speleology, active tourism and handcrafts. "

Inhabited since prehistoric times, as tend to confirm the relevant megalithic monuments found in its surroundings.
Located on a hill and very near the headwaters of the Guadalete River it has the typical urbanism of the mountain villages from the area.
Among the places of interest stands out the San José Church, the Diego del Gastor Fountain the Palomino Brothers Oil Mill and the Uses and Customs Museum. If the cavers enjoy caves like Farina or la del Susto, water sports fans will enjoy themselves at the Zahara-El Gastor reservoir and hikers in the Tajo de Algarín and the Grajas. Local handicrafts include the castoreña bagpipe and pleitas, while Corpus Christi has been declared of National Tourist Interest.
In the surroundings of the village have been found valuable archaeological remains such as the dolmens located in areas of El Charcón, the Algarrobales and Algarín.There can also be seen the remains of ancient cultures in the of Fariña Caves and del Susto caves.