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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Ubeda

By Plaza de Vasquez de Molina can be found the Sacra Capilla Del Salvador. Iglesia de San Pablo can be found in the Plaza del Primero de Mayo. At Plaza San Pedro is the Real Monasterio de Santa Clara, Úbeda’s oldest church. Take a walk down to Calle Redonda de Miradores on the south end […]

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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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Alhama de Granada

Alhama de Granada is a small but scenic hilltop village. Iglesia del Carmen was built in 1589, and sits right next to the huge gorge that Alhama de Granada rests precariously above. A short walk beyond the Iglesia del Carmen is the Casa de la Inquisición. Iglesia de la Encarnacion is at the highest part […]

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Sierra Tejeda

Southeast of Granada are the summits and ski slopes of the Sierra Nevada, but to the southwest are the lesser heights contained within the Sierras of Tejeda, Almijara and Almara Natural Park. The winding mountain road that ascends along the eastern edge of the park offer a winding, scenic drive between the coast and Granada. […]

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Nerja

Just off the motorway east of Malaga is the seaside town of Nerja, a one-time fishing village of narrow streets and whitewashed houses. Those days may largely have passed, but Nerja still manages to contrast with the heavy development visible along the most of the Costa Del Sol. A good option for a coffee stop. […]

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