Guadix and the east

Guadix and the east

As the name indicates, this town was grassland for horse and cattle destined for the Spanish market during the 16th and 17th centuries. The most fascinating characteristic of the town is that almost 70% of its inhabitants live in cave or hybrid houses where part of the building is within a cave and therefore maintains a constant temperature of 20 degrees.

Valle del Zalabí is a village in Granada province popular with rural tourism enthusiasts, and visitors can stay in one of the famous cave-houses here.

Purullena is a village in Granada province most famous for its cave-houses and locally produced ceramics, usually decorated with blue cobalt.

Polícar is a village in Granada province reminiscent of the times under Muslim occupation, with narrow streets and unusual architecture.

Marchal is a village in Granada province which, like many other Granada villages, is famous for its cave-houses.

Lugros is a village in Granada province located at 1,200m altitude, in the Sierra Nevada national park.

Lanteira is a village in Granada province most famous for its representations of The Passion of the Christ every Easter Sunday which attract numerous tourists.

La Peza is a village in Granada province. Tourists will enjoy a walk through the village centre whilst admiring the various chapels and fountains, the parish church and the Arab baths.

Jerez del Marquesado is one of the highest municipalities of the entire Iberian Peninsula, a geographical feature that has converted it into the perfect place for civilisation settlements. In fact, there are even remains of the Neolithic Era, the Roman Period and, above all, Moorish. Its Arab influence can be seen nowadays in its streets, narrow and meandering, and in its balconies and squares, white and full of plant pots.

Hueneja, nestled in the Granada mountains, conserves one of the largest and most important Arab baths of all the region, which are soon to be declared of Cultural Interest. Hueneja is a small village that has managed to keep the layout of the streets built during the Moorish times virtually intact. Many are the remains found from this period, but the real origin of this village lies in the Prehistory.