Prado del Rey is a little white town in the Sierra de Cadiz, the South West of Spain. It is about an hour away from Seville, Jerez de la Frontera and Cadiz, and pretty close to the National Park of Grazalema, with stunning mountains and lovely hiking treks.
Seriously, it is the most beautiful place I have ever lived.
This little town is also home of more bars per inhabitant than any other village around. The people of Prado del Rey love their fiestas. They are the most friendly, sweet and kind people. Almost every afternoon and evening you see them getting together in the little bars, drinking a wine or a beer and having a tapa, watching football games, or simply chatting loudly about God and the world. On Sundays everybody is dressed up for church, in the typical Spanish old-fashioned way.
Prado is surrounded by stunning views over rolling green hills, and olive groves. In May, tons of wild flowers cover the countryside with a carpet of colors. In June the wheat fields are golden, and the sunflower fields bright yellow.
I have lived here for 3,5 years now as I write this. The first 1,5 years I lived in the yoga center which is about 5 km away from the village. After that I moved to Prado del Rey. At first I had a little apartment in the old part, but 1 year ago I moved to a more modern apartment together with my kitchen colleague. We have a stunning view from our balcony, a huge roof terrace all for ourselves, a bright kitchen and living room,3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and everything for a price you could not even rent a room for in London.