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Altiplano - Iznalloz

Altiplano - Iznalloz

Like many towns in Granada province, Benalúa de las Villas was repopulated with inhabitants from other parts of Spain during the Christian Reconquest. The town, located in the area of Las Montes, is the centre of olive oil production for the surrounding area through the San Sebastián co-operative.

Montillana is a village in Granada province located at the foot of the mountain of the same name.

Colomera is a village in Granada province with a typical centre, amongst the narrow streets the church is the most important monument.

Villanueva de las Torres is a village in Granada province, home to various archaeological remains including Haza del Toril and Baños de Alicún

Torre Cardela is a village in Granada province located at 1,200m altitude, which gets its name from the medieval tower that still exists in the Cerro del Molino.

Píñar is a village in Granada province which forms part of the Ruta de los Castillo, thanks to its magnificent medieval fortress.

Pedro Martínez is a village in Granada province, where various Paleolithic remains have been discovered. Its village centre is typically Spanish, a result of the Christian reconquest.

Morelábor is a village in Granada province, known for being one of the most important rail junctions in Andalucía.

Montejícar is a village in Granada province located along the river Guadahortuna in the Sierra de Lucena, border with Jaén province.

Iznalloz is a village in Granada province famous for la Cueva del Agua. Due to its location it is also an ideal destination for outdoor pursuits such as climbing.

Huélago is a village in Granada province located at more than 990m altitude. It has various monuments worth visiting including Cortijo de Preafán, the parish church and the remains of a Nazarí tower.

In this Granada town you can see what is known as the primo pobre (poor cousin) of the Eiffel Tower, the Puente del Hacho, built at the end of the 19th century by the famous French architect of the iconic Parisian landmark. The iron bridge, which spans 625m and is 50m high, takes us back to the era when trains were the main means of transport between Andalucian towns and cities.

Gobernador is a village in Granada province located at 1,000m altitude. Gobernador also has archaeological remains from Roman and Arabic times. The town is close to the Genil and Guadiana Menor rivers, and is situated at around 1000m above sea level. After the Reconquest, the town became the property of Governor Don Francisco de Molino, after whom Gobernador was eventually named.

This town in the area of Guadix and El Marquesado was on the border between Christian and Muslim territory for many years. You can visit the residence of the Marqués de Campotéjar, a 16th century Mudejar building known as Casa Grande. Like most of the towns in this area, it has a church dating from the 16th century: iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, in Mudejar style in honour of its patron saint.

Alicún de Ortega is a village in the north-east Granada province, situated close to the border with Jaén province. Its natural environment attracts both nature lovers and hikers. Alicun was the setting for the Batalla de Piedras in 1486, when Christian troops defeated the forces of the Nasrid ruler of Granada and recaptured the town, opening the way for the Catholic Monarchs to reconquer the capital.

Alamedilla is a village in Granada province, whose name means "little elm avenue". It is made up of five areas: Alamedilla, La Hacha, Los Oqueales, El Peñón y Rambla de los Lobos. Situated in the region of Hoya de Guadix y Marquesado, Alamedilla has its origins in the Moorish-era hamlets which were bestowed upon noblemen from the north of Spain after the Christian Reconquest.