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Alpujarra tour

September 13

Price: 70 € (taxes included)

AlpujarraThis excursion not only includes interesting cultural elements, but is also recommended for those interested in nature and landscape, since it is placed at the area of sierra nevada mountains on the mediterranean. The climate variety here has made the alpujarras one of the most important areas in europe for botanists, because of the variety of species to be found. We must also take into account the important moorish cultural heritage, the characteristic landscape made up of small white villages with their earthen, flat-roofed houses, and their small terraces cut into the mountainside for farming, some of which are over 2.000 metres above sea level. All of these aspects combine to make a visit to this unique area a must.

AlpujarraWe will visit lanjaron a famous spa town with its medical waters, and orgiva, the central town of this mountainous region. In addition to a series of picturesque villages such as carataunas, pampaneira, pitres, portugos with its fuente agria or bitter spring water, and trevelez, the highest village in spain. We shall then continue through bubion to capileira, typical lunch will be served.

Visit lasts 8h approximately, pick up at the hotel between 8:30 and 9:00 am. Including: guide (in spanish and/or english), entrances and transport going/return from the hotel (within a radius of 15 km from city-centre) and lunch.

 

Granada historical tour

September 14

Price: 60 € (taxes included)

La MadrazaWe shall begin our visit at the royal chapel, built in flamboyant gothic style by the catholic monarchs, and in which their mausoleum and that of their children felipe"el hermoso" and Juana "la loca" is to be found. Along side the chapel is the Cathedral, which is considered to be the first renaissance church in Spain.

The excursion will continue with a panoramic trip through the main street of granada Reyes Catholics, Gran Via, and Hospital Real (royal hospital), founded by the catholic monarchs in 1504 next to the jardins del triunfo. We shall arrive to the carthusian monastery a baroque masterpiece whose constructor began in 1505 and lasted three centuries, and of which the holy of hollies and the vestry are the most not worthy aspects. From there we shall go on the old moorish quarter of the albaycin, where we shall wind through the narrow streets until we reach the mirador de san nicholas, a vantage point which offers magnificent views of the Alhambra, Granada and Sierra Nevada.

Triunfo SquareThen well arrive to the Sacromonte, a typical quarter where the gypsy population lives in caves. We will visit one of the most representative caves, where a drink will be served.

Visit lasts 2h 30min aproximately, pick up at the hotel between 10:30 and 13:30. Including: guide (in spanish and/or english), tickets and transport with escort guide going/return from the hotel (within a radius of 15 km from city-centre).

 

 

 

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