Tuesday, August 02, 2011

A day in the Alpujarra (Granada)

The Alpuharra (or Las Alpujarras) is a part of Andalusia that includes a part of the provinces of Granada and Almería, just on the southern face of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Our route begins in Lanjarón, entranceway to the region. Lanjarón is known for its spa and the medicinal properties of its waters. After a short visit to the town and the Parroquia de la Encarnación, we will visit Lanjarón Castle, an Arab building from the 12th and 13th centuries. From there you can admire the beauty and tranquility of the landscape.

From Lanjarón we continue on to El Paraje de Tello. From here there are various walking routes that you can enjoy: The carril de la sierra takes you to the foot of Cerro del Caballo, one of the highest peaks of the Sierra Nevada, where the carril de la Chaparra will lead you to the Tajo Expósito, a spectacular gorge. Other possible routes include visiting the Tajo de la Cruz, where it is said that the witches of the region would congregate, or the Huerta de las Monjas, a recreational area along the banks of the Lanjarón River.

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