28th March 2015
Spain’s Caminito del Rey looks more like an “Indiana Jones” movie set than a walkway for mere mortals.
Originally constructed in by King Alfonso XIII in 1921, the walkway was built high above the Gualdalhorce River in southern Spain. Though the total path is about five miles, the most famous boardwalk segment comprises almost two miles of rickety looking bridges.
Caminito del Rey translates to “King’s Little Path”—a relatively benign name for this tourist attraction where at least five people died, with the most recent happening in 2000s. The walkway has officially been closed since 2001 but many have attempted the trek with carabiners and professional climbing gear.
Think of it as evolution in action. We need more of these sorts of things to filter out the left side of the gene pool.