Guadix Cave Homes and Old Quarter from Granada

 
 
granada-guadix-caves-home01.jpg Guadix Cave | Author: Joanjo Aguar Matoses
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granada-guadix-caves-home03.jpg Guadix | Author: jose Gonzalvo

Full Day (Duration: 8h approx.)

Granada

Price from: 50.00 euros

 
A private tour to Guadix, where almost half of the inhabitants live underground. Here we will visit the "Barrio Troglodyte" to see the Cave homes. Then visit the Moorish Castle & old quarter of the village
 
Highlights
 
  • English Speaking Official Local Guide and Transportation in fully-equipped vehicle
  • Explore Guadix and its  houses constructed within Caves.
  • Discover the Arab Alcazaba,  an official national monument.
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Andalusia
City: Granada
Duration: Full Day (Duration: 8h approx.)
Type: Full Day Tour Private
Theme: Private Shore and Chauffeur Guided Excursions
Group Size: 1 - 15 People
Price from: 50.00€
Transport: (More details)
 

Introduction

As the French geographer Jean Sermet said: ‘Guadix is ​​a city that should not be described; it must be seen.’ It is located on the north side of the Sierra Nevada in Hoya de Guadix, in the pass that connects the east to Andalucía. It is a city of great historical interest, one of the most important in the province of Granada and one of the oldest in Spain. It has a rich and extensive historical and artistic heritage. 

Three urban areas are clearly defined: the higher area with its many cave dwellings; the medieval, Renaissance and Baroque area; and the new Guadix, the result of more recent urban development. The unique town centre includes historical neighbourhoods such as the Barrio de las Ermitas or the Barrio de las Cuevas, with its many cave dwellings dug into the earth.  The most interesting feature of this Guadix area is that many of the inhabitants of this large town live underground, in the southern part of the town, in what are known as cave houses. The jagged ochre terrain and the dazzling whitewashed chimneys and doors of the caves contrast dramatically with the snow-covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada, which loom above. The cave district is signposted on the main street of the town as the "Barrio Troglodyte". Most of today's cave-dwellings are well-appointed, like any other Spanish home, and some are even quite luxurious, with marble floors, fitted kitchens, faxes and internet connections.

The Arab Alcazaba is an official national monument and stands on top of the hill. The monumental Cathedral and many churches and chapels dotted around the town all have fascinating histories.

Tourism is very developed in Guadix, offering visitors all kinds of accommodation including hotels, cottages and cave dwellings. The range of sports that can be enjoyed here includes fishing, canoeing, hiking, biking, riding and even motor sports in the Circuito de Velocidad de Guadix.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
GRANADA - GUADIX - GRANADA

  • Meet your Private English-Speaking Chauffeur in the lobby of your hotel.
  • Departure from Granada
  • Drive to Guadix
  • Upon arrival to Guadix, meet your English-Speaking Official Guide to visit the interesting houses constructed within Caves called Troglodyte homes. 
  • Then visit the Moorish Castle & old quarter of the village 
  • We have reserved a table for your lunch either before or after the tour at a recommended restaurant.
  • Free time on your own and to explore the village. 
  • Return to Granada

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Prices and Dates

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From
50.00€
(Price per person)
 
 

Included

  • Transportation in fully-equipped vehicle which changes depending on group size (See Transportation section)
  • Private Chauffeur (NOTE: The chauffeur is not an official guide and can`t guide within monument this is why an official guide is included)
  • English-Speaking Official Guide for Half-day tour in Guadix
  • Entrance fees when with guide: 
  • (LR) *Lunch Table Reservation in a recommended restaurant with fine cuisine (*Meal not included must order directly at the restaurant)
  • Local Taxes

Excluded

  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals 
  • Meals not specified in itinerary 
  • Personal & Travel Insurance 
  • Tip and Gratuities to Chauffeur and Local guide

Pick up

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Airport
  • Train Station
  • Bus Station
  • Cruise Ship Port
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Drop off

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Airport
  • Train Station
  • Bus Station
  • Cruise Ship Port
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 48 hrs before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 48 hrs : 100% Non-Refundable

Lodging

Transport

  • Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan Car (1 to 3 People)
  • Mercedes Benz V (4 to 7 People)
  • Minibus or Bus (8 to 18 People)

NOTE: Or similar type vehicles in the same class as mentioned above.

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