Cortes de la Frontera – Stone House
Stone House – Cortes de la Frontera
This unique building was realized by means of a meticulous hollowing of a block of sandstone. Closed between the VI-VII centuries and of paleo-Christian origin, probably it was treated in its origin of a Mozarabic hermitage (clandestine temple constructed by the Christians who lived under Muslim dominion).
Later it was used like winepress, of which is conserved part of the press as well as the jars carved in the ground.
The exterior is richly decorated. The front door of the facade is framed in a niche. On its outer wall, the columns support semicircular arches.
It is a beautiful sample of troglodyte heritage of rock architecture in the Serranía de Ronda, as well as in the Hermitage of Darkness or the Virgin of the Head of Ronda.