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  • As seen from above, Orgiva, Spain
    As seen from above, Orgiva, Spain
    by Martin_S.
  • Cathedral, Orgiva, Spain
    Cathedral, Orgiva, Spain
    by Martin_S.
  • white chimneys on the blue horizon
    white chimneys on the blue horizon
    by sandysmith

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    Orgiva, the main village

    by Martin_S. Written Jul 11, 2008

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    Favorite thing: We dropped into Orgiva, having read that it was the "center" of the Las Alpujarras area, the main village if you will. We found that it was the first village that was boring and found nothing to enjoy during our time there. Mabye we should have researched better....

    As seen from above, Orgiva, Spain Cathedral, Orgiva, Spain

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  • Orgiva - nothing much going for it

    by mjconnolly Written Aug 26, 2006

    Favorite thing: Nice pizzas & lasagne at the pizzeria on the main road through Orgiva. The view down from the top of the main street with the church and the mountains beyond is very striking. The market was quite lively.

    Fondest memory: Can't say I miss it - the mountains are stunning but the smaller roads are hellish and the locals are very unfriendly.

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    alpujarras,one of the most isolated spanish place

    by cbeaujean Updated Feb 2, 2004

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    Favorite thing: even if it stays a remote place,refuge for muslims after granada (2nd of january,1492),...becomes nowadays the ultimate refuge for more and more tourists!

    Fondest memory: remains very attractive and rather unique:quietness,architecture and history...mixture muslim/berbere-christian folklore...not so easy to translate....a special feeling!

    lost in wild nature
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    • Road Trip
    • Architecture

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    Lanjarón

    by andal13 Updated Jul 4, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Lanjarón is a spa, well-known for its medicinal water; it also has the ruins of an Arabian castle on the top of a hill. This hill is so inaccessible, that probably the Arabian soldiers had helicopters!!!

    Lanjarón es un balneario, bien conocido por sus aguas medicinales; tiene un castillo árabe en ruinas en la cima de una colina. Esta colina es tan inaccesible, que probablemente los soldados árabes tenían helicópteros!!!

    Castillo ��rabe

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    Trevélez (2)

    by andal13 Updated Jul 4, 2003

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    Favorite thing: River Trevélez (and its trouts!!!), goes through the town; if you do not like fish, or you prefer pork, Trevélez has delicious hams!

    El río Trevélez (¡y sus truchas!!!!) atraviesa el pueblo; si no te gusta el pescado, o prefieres el cerdo, Trevélez tiene deliciosos jamones!

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    Trevélez

    by andal13 Updated Jul 4, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Trevélez means "three Vélez": up, mid and down Vélez. It is the highest town in Spain (1.476 m over sea level)... lost in the mist.

    Trevélez significa "tres Vélez": alto, medio y bajo. Es el pueblo más alto de España (1.476 m sobre el nivel del mar)... perdido en la niebla.

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    Orgiva

    by andal13 Updated Jul 4, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Orgiva is another charming town; orange-trees go along its streets; I visited it during winter, and the orange-trees were full of fruits! Take a seat at the table of one of the several bars in front of the church, have a drink and watch people from all over the world (and even local people!) wandering.

    Orgiva es otro pueblo encantador; naranjos bordean las calles... Lo visité durante el invierno, y los naranjos estabn cargado de frutos!!! Toma asiento en una de las mesas de los muchos bares que hay frente a la iglesia, bebe algo y observa pasar gente de todas partes del mundo (e incluso lugareños!)

    Iglesia de Orgiva

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    Pampaneira (5)

    by andal13 Updated Jul 4, 2003

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    Favorite thing: At the main street you will find the "Fuente de San Antonio" (Saint Anthony's fountain).

    "No digas nunca de esta agua no beberé
    pues esta fuente que aquí ves
    es fuente de la virtud
    y tiene tal magnitud
    que a beber su agua invita
    la confirmó un devoto
    que feligrés fue de esta Iglesia.
    Y soltero que la bebe con intención de casarse
    ¡no falla pues al instante... novia tiene, ya lo ves!"

    "Never say 'I will not drink this water'
    because this fountain you see here
    is a fountain of virtue
    and it has such magnitude
    that invites to drink its water
    it was confirmed by a devotee
    who was a parishioner of this Church.
    And bachelor who drinks with intention of getting married
    does not fail because at the moment... he has a bride, you see it!"

    I drank this water, but I did not get married yet... probably because I am foreigner, and the fountain "works" only with local people!

    Bebí de esta agua, pero aún no me he casado...probablemente porque soy extranjera, y la fuente "funciona" sólo con los lugareños!

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    Pampaneira (4)

    by andal13 Updated Jul 4, 2003

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    Favorite thing: I found these old washeries after climbing a steep street; the sights from there were amazing, but I imagined the hard work to climb till there with a bundle of dirty cloth, and I was glad to have a washing machine at home!

    Encontré estas antiguas piletas de lavar la ropa luego de trepar una callecita empinada; la vista desde allí era magnífica, pero me imaginé el arduo trabajo de subir hasta allí cargando un atado de ropa sucia, y realmente me sentí dichosa de tener un lavarropas automático en casa!

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    Pampaneira (3)

    by andal13 Updated Jul 4, 2003

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    Favorite thing: There are many handicrafts shops in Pampaneira; probably the most typical handicrafts in this town are the carpets made of wool; colourful carpets can be seen all over the town.

    Hay varias tiendas de artesanías en Pampaneira; probablemente, las artesanías más típicas del lugar sean las alfombras de lana; las coloridas alfombras pueden encontrarse por todos los sitios del pueblo.

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    Pampaneira

    by andal13 Updated Jul 4, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Pampaneira is the village I liked most; it is charming, cosy and picturesque. White houses "climbing" the mountain, warm people, an old church and lots of handicrafts shops, make this town unforgettable.

    Pampaneira es el pueblito que más me gustó; es encantador, pintoresco y acogedor. Casitas blancas que trepan la montaña, gente cálida, una vieja iglesia y un montón de tiendas de artesanías, hacen a este pueblo inolvidable.

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    Alpujarras

    by sandysmith Updated Mar 10, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The Alpujarras lie beneath Mulhacen (3418m), the highest mountain in Spain, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

    The Sierra Nevada Nature Reserve has been declared by UNESCO as a Reserve of the Biosphere due to its wonderful environment. There are some 50 unspoilt, delightful whitewashed villages nestling along the slopes of the Alpujarras but the three villages of the Poqueira Gorge are the most well known and picturesque. In this pic the peak of Mulhacen can be seen in the distance.

    Mulhacen and the Alpujarras
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    • National/State Park

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    White Villages of Poqueira Gorge

    by sandysmith Updated Mar 9, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The Poqueira villages cling to the edge of its steep gorge. There are no cable-cars or funiculars here so its leg work to really appreciate the views. For downhill walkers like me start at Capileira, the highest village and work your way down to Boubion and then Pampaneira. Enjoy the sights of the villages on route before returning (you can get a bus but check time-tables as they are infrequent)

    white villages of Poqueira Gorge
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    • Hiking and Walking

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    Tall Chimneys

    by sandysmith Updated Mar 9, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The architecture of the Alpujarran villages is unique in Europe, a similar style is found only in remote Berber villages of northern Africa.

    Fondest memory: The sight of the tall white chimneys against the blue spanish sky was wonderful.

    white chimneys on the blue horizon
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    Pampaneira (2)

    by andal13 Updated Jul 4, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Take your time, take a deep breath, and walk along the narrow and steep streets of Pampaneira.

    Toma tu tiempo, respira hondo, y camina por las empinadas callejuelas de Pampaneira.

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