- Jun 27, 2006
Yeah, that's "el caminito del rey" in Málaga, Spain. I live in the nearest city from there.
"Once upon the time" that was used as a shortcut, and therefore had a maintenance and such. Nowadays that entire zone is closed and forbidden for "tourists" and the path is abandoned because of its (obvious) lack of safety.
Many people has died trying to do what this guy does (illegaly crossing a closed path signed as very dangerous), it's not a matter of "Clearly the health and safety directorate has no jurisdiction over there", Rocky, is a matter of "brave" people breaking those safety rules.
It's a beautiful landscape and it can be enjoyed without risk from spots other than that.
I suppose you're reffering to the old (late 60s early 70s) buildings called "MAITE" (1,2 and 3) in Benalmadena. That's 20Km (er... 13-14 miles) from Málaga city.
Both Málaga and Benalmadena are on the sea side and "El Caminito del Rey" isn't.