The legend of Bobastro goes back to the time when the Moors ruled Al Andalus. The fortified village was the headquarters of Umar ibn Hafsun who led a revolt against the caliphal government at Cordoba between 879 and 918 AD. By 899, he had converted from Islam to Christianity and some time in the early tenth century, he commissioned the construction of a church.
The ruins can be found near to the village of ardales signposted on the road between el chorro and ardales. The views from the ruins are magnificent and at dusk the griffon vultures can be seen from this point coming into the rockfaces to roost.
Tourism to the area has brought about some changes one of those is to visit the ruins there is now a charge and at present out of season the ruins are open friday to sunday 10am till 3pm. We can tailor your quad trek to incorporate a visit to the ruins if you would like more information please visit our Quadtrek Page.