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A trip to the district of cave dwellings

To this day, a unique dwelling

Petr Liška
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A trip to the district of cave dwellings
Inserted: 23.12.2015
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Most visitors do not stop in Guadix, north of the Sierra Nevada, because of its massive cathedral or castle. Most come here because of the unique cave dwellings south of the city center. Dozens of such dwellings have been preserved to this day. Some of them have been rebuilt into stylish dwellings, some still have local residents as they did years ago.

View from the Alcazaba

From the castle there are nice views of the entire southern part of the city – a district with cave dwellings. That's where we go on a tour.

View from the Alcazaba
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Streets of the district with cave dwellings

There are a number of options for where to go – the alleys branch in all directions. However, the closer you are to the tuff ridge, the more interesting the scenery. The chimneys that rise from the ground are interesting – an unmistakable sign that there is a cave dwelling under them.

Streets of the district with cave dwellings
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Mirador Virgen de Fátima

No matter how you walk around this area, be sure to visit the most beautiful view here – Mirador Virgen de Fátima. The views from here are breathtaking.

Mirador Virgen de Fátima
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View of the cave quarters

The whole neighborhood is built in rounded hills of tuff. These dwellings can be found not only here in Guadix, but also in several other places in its vicinity.

View of the cave quarters
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Amazing view not only of the old center m

From the viewpoint there is also the most beautiful view of the castle, the cathedral, but also other tuff ridges further north of the city.

Amazing view not only of the old center m
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Life in cave dwellings

Almost the entire neighborhood is still alive, full of inhabitants. Part of the cave dwellings is converted into beautiful stylish „guesthouses“, part is ordinary and the last part is unfortunately already desolate, often inhabited by unadaptable citizens.

Life in cave dwellings
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Sierra Nevada ridge

The ridge of the Sierra Nevada, lying under the snow for almost half a year, can also be seen from the viewpoint.

Sierra Nevada ridge
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Picturesque cave dwellings

Reconstructed cave dwellings look very picturesque. It is not a problem to arrange accommodation in some of them if you want to start an unusual experience.

Picturesque cave dwellings
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Prospect for prospect

When you return to the modern part of Guadix, you will see the viewpoint of the Virgen de Fátima on the horizon, from which you enjoyed the magnificent views a while ago.

Prospect for prospect
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