The Alpujarra of Granada


The Alpujarra is a historic region of great natural beauty, located on the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada, divided between Almeria and Granada. The average altitude of these villages is 1200 m above sea level. Ravines and valleys with a mild climate and water coming down from the Sierra by rivers and irrigation ditches to irrigate small plots of fruit crops.

Our visit will begin in the Barranco del Poqueira, a historical heritage site. Its villages of whitewashed houses and traditional architecture are hung on the mountain, the houses stacked on top of each other, due to the unevenness of the terrain.

The village of Capileira, offers us the best views of the Barranco del Poqueira. We will visit the interior of an Alpujarran house, to learn about the traditional uses and customs of these villages.

In the next valley we will enjoy Trevélez, one of the highest villages in Spain and very well known for being a ham curing pantry, thanks to the cold air that comes from Sierra Nevada. We will be able to see a ham dryer and, better yet, taste local homemade products. Free time for lunch.

We will also discover Pampaneira, beautiful village that was included in 2015 in the National Network of the most beautiful villages of Spain. It preserves its Moorish heritage and at the same time has been able to adapt to the tourism of the XXI century. We can stroll through its narrow cobbled streets, shop in its craft stores or have a drink on a terrace next to the church.

Consult the full day official guide fee at the following e-mail: sandraguiagranada@gmail.comv