It is located on the old GR 7 trading route (now a long-distance footpath) that runs from Algeciras to Greece.
It was once owned by Aben Aboo, the last Moorish King in Spain  - successor to Aben Humeya. His possessions were redistributed to the Christian families of Blanco, Medina, Romera, Ruiz and Vela who were from other parts of Spain in 1652.
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- ""Montenegro - Pictures - History"". Retrieved 2008-11-02.
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