Cave houses in Guadix

Leaving the Sierra Nevada ski resort, heading in an easterly direction as if towards Murcia and approximately 30 minutes’ drive from Granada, you will find Guadix, a traditional Spanish/Moorish town famed for its casas cuevas (cave houses), most of which are very comfortable with all mod cons. These white-fronted properties whose rooms are buried deep in the hillside, can be found in an area above the town known as the barrio de cuevas.

Combined with the dark reddish earth colour, the contrast with the white houses imparts a strangely exotic and somewhat alien feel to the place.

The town itself is dominated by its huge cathedral in the centre. There are lots of bars/cafes and restaurants and colonial style buildings with Moorish influence mixed in. Well worth visiting is its vibrant weekly street market.