El Caminito del Rey, Malaga, Spain | The Most Hair-Raising, Death-Defying Walkways

El Caminito del Rey, Malaga, Spain

That’s Spanish for The King’s Little Pathway. It took five years to build the now crumbling pathway, from 1901 to 1905, meant to provide workers of two hydroelectric plants a way to cross from one plant to the other. Built at 330 ft. over the El Chorro River, visitors must walk on 3-foot-wide rickety planks and make their way along 1,200 meters of dangerous walkways with missing sections and only a safety wire to latch onto. After the tragic deaths of some adventure seekers, the walkway was officially closed to visitors until it could be refurbished and made safe, but neither that, nor the 6,000-euro fine for risking your life has deterred the hundreds of adrenaline junkies that continue to risk their lives on this amazing pathway. El Caminito del Rey is expected to re-open in 2015.

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