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From Granada: Guadix and Granada Geopark Guided Tour

1. From Granada: Guadix and Granada Geopark Guided Tour

Guadix is one of the oldest human settles in Spain. The most particular thing of this city is its wonderful cave-houses, still occupied nowadays and that is the most characteristic point of its neighbourhoods. This monumental city conserves an interesting historical and artistic heritage, its fotified towers from 11th century, from where you can admire the lovely views of the meadow, the city and Sierra Nevada. Guadix offers the possibility to travel back in time to know different cultures and civilitations just walking along its narrow streets and its big monuments. The religious architecture is the protagonist in Guadix thanks to important buildings as the Cathedral and the churches of Saint Anna, Saint Domingo and Saint Francis.

Granada Geopark: Desert and Prehistory Tour with Lunch

2. Granada Geopark: Desert and Prehistory Tour with Lunch

Leave Granada city centre in the morning from your hotel or a convenient location nearby. Delve straight into the unique landscape of Granada Geopark.  Pass by picturesque villages on your way to your first stop, Acequia del Toril. Learn about how this natural aqueduct was formed over the centuries. Wander around the vast vegetation that covers the Acequia and the arid landscape that surrounds it. Next up is Gorafe, one of the most picturesque towns in Granada. Explore and immerse yourself in one of the most remarkable natural deserts in Europe. Enjoy an impressive panorama full of different shapes, colors, and sensations. Visit the typical cave houses and well-preserved Dolmens of the Megalithic Park. Continue your tour to the village of Zujar and take pictures of the breathtaking panoramic view of Mirador de Jabalcon. Look down on the Quaternary sediments of the basin and learn about its geological history from your local guide. End your tour with lunch in one of the town's best restaurants, which offers local and seasonal food. After lunch an hour of free time to have a coffee or have a walk before returning to Granada.

From Granada: Guadix and Tabernas Desert Full-Day Tour

3. From Granada: Guadix and Tabernas Desert Full-Day Tour

After collection from your accommodation or a convenient meeting point in the city center, drive off into the surrounding landscape and appreciate the natural beauty north of Granada, near the foothills of Sierra Nevada mountains. Stop at Guadix, which is known for its Troglodyte past and its cave houses, many of which are still occupied by locals. Walk through the main streets of the city center in a small group and marvel at the imposing Cathedral of the Incarnation built in a Gothic and Baroque style over the site of a former mosque. Visit the cave district and Tropolis, a museum located in an original cave. Learn about cave dwellings past and present, and the traditions and craft professions that are linked to them. Enjoy the scenery and capture shots of the photogenic Calahorra Castle, situated on a hill above the town of the same name. It is one of the first Italian Renaissance castles outside Italy built on the site of a former fortification. Finally, explore the Tabernas Desert on your own. See the landscape of arid slopes and the location chosen by Hollywood directors who created the Spaghetti Western. Find out where they filmed Lawrence of Arabia, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars, and many more. Enjoy an exquisite local lunch. After your meal, relax with an hour of free time to have a coffee or a stroll before returning to Granada.

Granada: End of the World Viewpoints 4x4 Tour in the Geopark

4. Granada: End of the World Viewpoints 4x4 Tour in the Geopark

Embark on a 4x4 adventure from Guadix to discover the viewpoints of the End of the World, the Paleo-Fardes and the medieval cave fortresses where the Berber mercenaries settled, and more. Start from Guadix and go through Paulenca to the End of the World Viewpoints where you'll observe and understand how the great valleys of Olla de Guadix and Geopark were modeled. Descend to the valley of the river Alhama where the villages mark the road from Julia Gemella Acci to Iliberis. Visit the Marchal Gullies Natural Monument with its impressive formations. Visit the Fortresses in Covarrones Cave and Tía Micaela in Cortes. Closed to the public, you'll have the opportunity to enter to imagine how they lived and fought in the S. X and XI. Finally, savor a tall wine in Bodegas Palanga before heading back to Granada.

Guadix: Cathedral of Guadix Entry Ticket with Museum Access

5. Guadix: Cathedral of Guadix Entry Ticket with Museum Access

Experience the charm of the Cathedral of Guadix and secure your admission ticket to visit the interiors and the museum with this entry ticket. Admire the Baroque-style of this Catholic cathedral the began to undergo construction in the 16th-century and was completed in the 18th-century. Travel back in time as you enter this place where a Spanish-Visigoth church once existed, with a diocesan seat created by San Torcuato in the first century and where it is likely one of the first bishoprics of Spain. Find out how the largest mosque in the city was settled here during the times of Muslim occupation. After the reconquest of the city in 1489, the cathedral was dedicated to St. Mary of the Incarnation, which was situated at the same mosque before the building of the new Cathedral. Gaze at the features of this church as was built as a symbol for the population. This is a site rich in history, reflected in the unique objects of the museum which your ticket grants you access to.

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A unique experience and a highly recommended adventure. We made a beautiful route through the north of the Granada Geopark. The car is a comfortable 4x4 and we were 6 people including the driver. We had a super nice group and they also understood so it was great for us to learn even more. The delivery of Goyo Garrido Adventures is incredible, they explain everything to you and they also gave us a snack at one of the stops. What more could you want? And as if that were not enough, the route lasted longer than planned and we were able to enjoy it even more. Of 10 and totally recommendable, surely we will do something else with them.

No complaints. A great unique experience in timeless places. Thanks also to our exceptional guide. Go for it.