El Camino Del Rey
El Caminito del Rey (English: The King's Pathway) is a walkway pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Málaga, Spain.
The name of the walkway is often shortened to El Camino del Rey. In 1901 it was obvious that the workers of the Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo Falls needed a walkway to cross between the falls, to provide transport of materials, vigilance and maintenance of the channel. Construction of the walkway took four years; it was finished in 1905. In 1921
King Alfonso XIII crossed the walkway for the inauguration of the Dam Conde del Guadalhorce and it became known by its present name.
It is 3 ft wide, and is over 700 feet (200 m) above the river.
The walkway had fallen into disrepair and was partially closed for over a decade.
It has been known in the past as the "world's most dangerous walkway" following five deaths in 1999 and 2000.
After four people died in two accidents in 1999 and 2000, the local government closed the entrances.
However, adventurous tourists still found their way into the walkway.
After four years of extensive repairs and renovations, the walkway re-opened in 2015.
Note: This video was taken in 2008.
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