We have just had a holiday down on the Cabo de Gata and whilst out and about we came across El Cortijo los Fraile. We had known about the cortijo as a fine example of Almerian agrarian architecture built by Dominican monks in the 19th century. We also had heard the story of the famous crime of passion committed there in the 20's. It was called the Crime of Nijar and was used as the base for Garcia Lorcas play Blood Wedding. The Good the Bad and the Ugly was also filmed here.
But what a distressing sight it was to see so derelict and neglected. Does anyone have an update on plans to restore the building?
I have written more about this encounter on my blog http://www.losgazquez.com/blog/
and would welcome comments.
Happy New Year to all, Simon aka Los Gazquez