The 110 year old Caminito del Rey at El Chorro near Malaga is due for reopening this Easter and could well become one of Andalucia’s biggest tourist attractions according to the Malaga tourist board.
Originally, the path was built in 1905 so that workers at a hydroelectric plant could cross between El Chorro and Gaitanejo Falls.
For the last few decades the walkway had become extremely dangerous with its use was halted in the middle of the last century and finally officially closed in 2001 after several fatal accidents. Since then it has degraded very badly and it was only in the last few years that it was decided to repair and rebuild this stunning walkway and make it a tourist attraction where those brave enough to use it will be required to wear hard hats.
It will be open from Tuesday to Sunday with different hours for summer and winter, which are yet to be finalised. The first three months after the opening will be free but after that, an entry charge will be applicable.
The wooden walkway has been affixed 100 metres above the gorge and is not for the feint hearted!