Montefrio

Iglesia De La Encarnacion is one of the biggest and regarded one of the most important neoclassical churches in Spain. Most distinctive is the circular shape. The massive dome above it spans 30 metres. The Arabian fortress and Iglesia de la Villa sits perched impressively above town. Tickets can be bought at the tourist office, […]

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Granada

The city of Granada is a major tourist attraction, so check out a Granada-specific guide for deeper insight if you wish to explore the city in depth. The must-see attraction is The Alhumbra the Arab palace, fortress and garden complex which is also the most visited sight in Spain, with over 2 million visitors annually. […]

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Purullena

Purullena is an optional addition to Guadix. Here, you’ll find more caves and also numerous shops, selling touristy paraphernalia including pottery. A short way beyond Purullena is the Carcavas de Marchal Natural Monument. […]

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Guadix

Guadix is well off the tourist trail, but I found it extremely unique and interesting. It is a very quiet town, but has an unusual Spanish wild-west feel about it. The eroded desert landscape that surrounds the town give it an mysterious feel. Park your car somewhere between the main round-about and the Cathedral, and […]

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Baeza

The Plaza de Leones is near the tourist office, named for the Lions that make up a part of the fountain at the centre of the square. Plaza Santa Maria & Cathedral is one finest areas of town. The Jabalquinto Palace (on Plaza Santa Maria) has an excellent, detailed Isabelline façade. […]

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Jaen

Although somewhat off the beaten track, Jaen is an interesting city with some nice attractions, as well as some great mountain areas in the vicinity. The main attraction is the Cathedral Santa Catalina, an upcoming UNESCO world heritage site. You can also check out the Castillo de Santa Catalina, which is positioned right next to […]

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Zuheros Bat Caves

Zuheros Bat Caves (Cueva de los Murciélagos) are a four kilometer drive above the village, at the edge of the Sierras Subbéticas Natural Park. Tours at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 5pm, 6:30pm. […]

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Zuheros

Zuheros is a small, incredibly beautiful little village on a wonderful hillside setting. Check out the castle ruins and go for a short wander around the village. Las Balanchares cheese factory, which sources its milk from locally bred goats, is located in Zuheros. […]

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La Mezquita

La Mezquita, or Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba, is a World Heritage site, and in fact a Roman Catholic church. My understanding is that the site was initially a small Catholic temple, was subsequently built into a great mosque while under Muslim rule. In 1236, which Cordoba returned to Christian rule during the Reconquista, the structure was […]

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Cordoba Old City

Cordoba’s Old City, which surrounds La Mezquita Mosque, is perfect for exploring on foot. Join a walking tour or just navigate your own way around town – suggested self-guided walking routes can be found online, or have a chat with the visitor center. […]

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