The Guaydix El Marquesado region, formed by an immense plateau, is located east of Granada. Composed of the town of Guadix and the towns that surround it, this area enjoys a rich archaeological and historical legacy.
The landscape of contrasts between the slopes that prelude Sierra Nevada and the arid lunar landscape of the Eastern Mountains. Between the reddish tones of La Hoya de Guadix and the green valleys of the rivers that bathe the region. The northern part of the province of Granada has one of the most unique landscapes on the Iberian Peninsula: a semi-desert succession of tens of thousands of gullies and ‘badlands’ surrounded by mountains and the snow-capped peaks of Sierra Nevada. During our guided tour of this In the beautiful Granada municipality, we will contemplate the architecture of its main historical monuments, among which the Cathedral of the Incarnation and the churches of Santa Ana, Santo Domingo, and San Francisco stand out.
We will continue the tour visiting one of the great attractions of the city: the Guadix cave houses. Do you know the origin of these curious houses? After your visit. Time for reserved local lunch. In the afternoon we move to the nearby town of Gorafe. On the outskirts of this small town, we will visit one of the most outstanding archaeological sites in this area of Andalusia: the Gorafe Megalithic Park. The complex houses a series of dolmens (prehistoric monuments built in stone) dating from the Neolithic era. What was its function? How could these heavy moles move in such a remote time? Our Official Guide Specialized in history and landscapes will explain everything to us.
The megalithic park has also been the subject of various archaeological theories about its possible origins. The experts do not agree to agree on a common position, but during our visit, we will try to understand the enigmas that this important enclave generates. From Gorafe we finally return to Granada.
Spanish and English (occasionally, the guided tour may be bilingual).
Congress Palace Gate – 10 minutes before – Groups Time to be arranged.