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Guadix

The traditional caves trogloditas wealth and architectural heritage of this city are displaying their charms in the skirt northern Sierra Nevada.

History

His condition crossroads, and also of civilizations and cultures, attracted Julius Caesar, who founded the city in the year 45 BC with the name of Julia Twin Acci. The internal wars between Muslim kingdoms led to the entrance of the Christian armies of the Catholic Monarchs.

Eating Out

Guadix traditionally served crumbs, "andrajos", porridge and zalamandroñas, and the classic pot of St. Anton. The bacon from heaven and threaded part of the fried pastry native.

Celebrations

On January 17 they celebrate the festival and St. Anton, with horses and chariots engalanados. The tradition of Cascamorras, September 9, consists in pursuing this figure for not having brought La Piedad de Baza. The second Sunday of November, the procession takes place of our Lady of Sorrows, another remarkable conclusion.

Visits

The square of the Constitution is at the center of town, declared a historical and artistic interest. A little earlier, the Cathedral Square hosts the School of Arts and Crafts, the Royal Hospital, and of course the cathedral. From Gothic and neo-classical style, consists of three ships are ambulatory and apse, and has a beautiful chorus of stalls. The Cathedral Museum has been renovated recently and it can contemplate pieces and books of the centuries XV to XVIII.

The district is the most characteristic of Santiago, which is deployed from its main square. A remarkable variety of buildings-palaces, temples and homes-along the streets around them.

Another of the most typical of Guadix is the neighborhood of the Caves, which takes its name from the fissures that exist in the mountains, where they still build houses and apartments. These buildings they maintain a constant temperature at 20 ° C during the 12 months of the year. The square is possible to visit the cave-museum to appreciate this habitat.

It is also interesting approach to the citadel, a fortress built by the Arabs rudimentary in the ninth century on an artificial mountain. On the left side of the citadel rises Peñaflor Palace, built in the sixteenth century based on solid bricks.

Surroundings

Some municipalities also have the traditional nearby caves in this area. Only six miles, the town of Purullena has an entire neighborhood. This town is also interesting church of San Martin, who retains a great coffered Mudejar.

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