For those travellers looking for an experience off the traditional tourist track, Molino del Carmen, a refurbished Olive Mill, offers a peaceful, elegant retreat. Guests enjoy calm, classically styled self-catering accommodation in spacious apartments, amidst the bougainvillea-decked charm of the white mountain village of Gaucín. Positioned overlooking the quiet cobbled streets, Molino del Carmen is privileged to offer its visitors the most awe-inspiring views - across the mountains to Gibraltar and over the sea to North Africa.
Seven chic self-catering apartments
"Her eyes were oblique, but of a beautiful shape; her lips a little heavy but well formed, and disclosed two rows of teeth whiter than almonds without their skins... It was a strange, wild type of beauty, a face which took one by surprise at first, but which one could not forget." (The narrator describing Carmen)Chapter 3: Carmen by Prosper Mérimée. Translated into English by George Burnham Ives
"I believe that I love you a little bit.
But it can't last."
(Carmen to Don José)
Find your way here, discover things to do and explore local history
"It was agreed that we three should go together to the Sierra de Gaucín, where I was to leave my companions and go on to Gibraltar in the guise of a dealer in fruit. At Ronda, a man who was in our pay had procured me a passport; at Gaucín they gave me a donkey; I loaded him with oranges and melons and started." (Don José on his mission to find Carmen and persuade her to return to the band of smugglers.)Chapter 3: Carmen by Prosper Mérimée. Translated into English by George Burnham Ives
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