Spain's hidden secret
too many visitors from 15th of july to 15th of august!
Each time I leave my mind is full of longing to return!
most of alpujarra houses,as here in bubion,look as those in morroco atlas mountains.don't forget the alpujarras were the first refuge for expulsed moorish people from granada,at the end of 16th cent.bubion,as capilheira and pampaneira,hang over deep poqueira ravine .more
The entire Las Alpuharras region is dotted with the white villages that are more popularly recognized from the Ronda region to the west. But as you can see here there are many to explore here also. The second photo shows one of the many road junctions here in the area, where they divide and enter the smaller villages.The third photo shows one of...more
i´m from Capilerilla....Pitres...but now , i live in Germany.. Las Alpujarras are one, and unique on the world , i go all time wenn i can back , to see this beatyfull country and to remember my roots ...LAS ALPUJARRAS 4 EVER, but now i´m young and make musik overall . have a nice day.... Falko S.more
In the small village LANJARON - where the bottled water comes from - every year in June (I believe it to be on Midsummers night) they have a night (one hour) where there is water all over the place! It is one big water-party, you through water at everybody - and they at you. It is so much fun...more
The leaky dam built on the Rio Adra ruined the surrounding countryside and fields, which is probably why Lucainina is so deserted! It and the resulting resevoir was intended to supply water to the city of Almeria, the Campo de Dalias and to the rest of the Adra delta. Unfortunately it sits on porous limestone, so it has never yet been full! But it...more
If you enjoy white wine, and have already tasted the local white wine, then why not visit the vineyards where the grapes grow?You can visit a local bodegas, and take some wine home with you!This was also the last 'home' for Boabdil, the last Moorish king!more
There are several excursions in the Poqueira revine.- Poqueira path- La Cebadilla- Las asequias- TorilAll of them not to hard to follow. Just need some experience hiking and walking, nothing more. Enjoy beatifull views fo the Alpujarra Sierra and take a bath in the river if U're not afraid to cold waters.Here is a map of the 2 first excursions. See...more
Almerima is about an hours drive from the Eastern Alpujarras. It is a nice resort, without being quite as commercial or crowded as the resorts of the Costa del Sol. It is very close to Roquettes del Mar. It is not well known to English visitors, but is very popular with the Spanish.Not only can you spend time on the beach, but there is a lovely...more
The castle is unique in many ways. Not only is it one of the last castle-palaces built by the Spanish aristocracy (the Spanish monarchy began to reduce the power of the nobility around this time), but it was built by the Moors who had converted to Christianity and who had remained in the village after the re-conquest of 1492. However, instead of...more
Yegen is best known as the place where Gerald Brenan lived, and is described in his famous book, "South from Granada". There is a plaque on the house where he once lived.The village is part of the municipality (local council administrative district) of Alpujarra de la Sierra which also includes the villages of Mecina Bombarón and Golco and the tiny...more
The river Guadalfeo runs alongside the road between Torvizcon and Cadiar. There are also wonderful views of the Sierra Nevada, with the peaks of the Mulhacén and Veleta. Gerald Brenan, the English writer thought that Cádiar was the heart of La Alpujarra. There is a 16th century stone church in the main square and combines traditional Apujarra...more
In the heart of Trevelez, this bar / cafe has nothing special but practices very expensive prices, 30% more expensive than in the centre of Granada and 35% more expensive than in other Alpujarras vilalges (and they make fun of you when you pay because you are counting your euros (I'm not from the euro znoe, so I don't know the currency well)). Plus...more
From Granada U can take buses, rent a car or grab a taxi. There is a bus 3 times each day. First at 8am, next at midday and last 6pm. If U choose to go in a rented car, be carefull, the road is really twisted so better to go slowly. Also there are beatifull views so enjoy your trip.more
Never, ever drink Vino on its own if you want to fit in with the localsSpanish drinking culture is complex. Spaniards don’t leave the house with the intention of having a skinful. In Spain, you go out to meet people, to eat and talk, and liquid refreshment is just a part of the process. Beer isn’t considered alcohol in Spain. You’ll find it listed...more
La Alpujarra gastronomy embraces two native gastronomic sources – Moors and Christian. As game is plentiful and hunting is still a major past-time, venison, wild boar, partridge and locally caught trout, is often on the menu. Typical fare is hearty, rustic and very rich in calories. Some of the typical dishes are: country dumplings, hot pot a la...more
take your time.....only low average speed are possible...
avoid sundays mornings (in spain,between 11am and 3 pm),when many people drive to the alpujarras,from sultry weather to coolness!
While walking the Alpujarra, you may happen across some of the most interesting villages of the area; not those of the tourist guides, but a simple collection of houses, perhaps with a donkey or wandering dogs and cats, and covered in flowers. Well worth straying off the beaten track to discover!more
Part of the long distance hiking route - the Grand Randonee - across the alps of Europe cuts through the Gorge. This is part of the GR7-E4which is longest at 5.500 miles. It runs from the Straits of Gibraltar right around to Crete, passing through Spain, France, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece.
Signs like this one, directing me down to Pampaneira, can be seen indicating the route, terrain and distance.
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. Can't say I miss it - the mountains are stunning but the smaller roads are hellish and the locals are very unfriendly.more
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! remains very attractive and rather unique:quietness,architecture and history...mixture muslim/berbere-christian folklore...not so easy to translate....a special feeling!more