El Caminito del Rey – The World’s Most Dangerous Walkway

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El Caminito del Rey - The World's Most Dangerous Walkway (5)Nestled along the walls of El Chorro in southern Spain is what many refer to as the world’s most dangerous walkway, El Caminito del Ray.

The walkway is over a century old, with construction dating all way back to 1901 as a way to transport materials between the Chorro and Gaitanejo Falls. The walkway’s construction was completed just a few years later in 1905,  and when Spanish King Alfonso XIII ventured across it in 1921, the walkway was dubbed The King’s Pathway. This narrow walkway spans just a meter in width and rises 350 feet above the river. The walkway is constructed from concrete paired with steel rails. This may not sound all that bad until you realize that the walkway is literally falling apart with very few of the handrails still in place, and sections of the concrete walkway collapsed. Even though the local government closed the past in 200, adrenaline junkies still venture across the 3 kilometer long walkway just for fun. There is currently a three year project set to start that will make the walkway safe for tourists again.

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