Located behind La Herradura near the basin of the river Jete and beside a small stream is the ancient ruin of the Corijo de la Bóveda. It is about a 25 minute walk from town and not easy to find, but well worth a visit if you have the time and inclination.
The Cortijo de la Bóveda is an old hermitage dating from the V century that was built in the Byzantine architectural style. It was later used as a country house but is now covered with foliage and falling apart. The town has plans to at some point renovate it and preserve its historic construction.
Cortijo de la Bóveda
Because it’s so hard to locate, try finding it on our interactive map first. Like many of the ancient ruins in the area the monument is not marked in any way. To get there, follow Paseo Andrés Segovia towards the western end of the beach.
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