Caves - Castle - Cathedral - City of Guadix and Three Stunning Miradors

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South of the Cathedral is the medieval city rising to the Alcazaba, a maze of streets with a street plan of Moorish origins. South from the Alcazaba the land continues to rise to the cave area. There are signs but theses do not help much and it seems you could follow them around in circles forever. There are over 20,000 people living in caves in the area, the biggest population in Europe. Some are smart, modern and well appointed; some are not; some are even hotels; you will see gypsies and their animals. These caves all provide insulation from the intense heat of summer and cold winters and their chimneys ensure good air circulation. There are “cave museums” in many places but the one to see is Centro de Interpretación Cuevas de Guadix, at point 7, new in 2013 with a cutting edge audiovisual in Castellano and English.
The route starts with a viewpoint; the second quarter of the route climbs up to the cave area then two more viewpoints and circumnavigates the town before returning to complete two loops [one or both of which can be omitted to shorten the route] taking in the medieval and turn of the 20c city-centre.

Spain - Southern Spain - Granada - North East Granada

Features

Ancient Monument, Cafe, Castle, Church, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Pub, Public Transport, Stately Home, Tea Shop

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27.4 Miles