El Caminito del Rey, Malaga, Spain photos: The most dangerous footpath in the world

The 'El Caminito del Rey' (King's Little Path) footpath in Malaga, Spain was built in 1905 and winds through the Gaitanes Gorge.

The path reopened last weekend after a safer footpath was installed above the original.

The 110-year-old walkway, set in the village of El Chorro, north west of Málaga, has been fixed with a new wooden pathway and equipped with safety lines and steel bolts for visitors, who will be required to wear a helmet to walk across it.

It was known as the most dangerous footpath in the world and closed after two fatal accidents in 1999 and 2000.

The restoration started in 2011 and reportedly cost 5.5 million euros. 

The dizzying path, set above the Guadalhorce River, will be open from Tuesday to Sunday in the summer and winter.

Entry will be free during the first six months, with nearly 30,000 tourists already booked to brave the new pathway.

Explore the new, improved path in the photo gallery above.

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