The cathedral town of Guadix in Granada province is well off the beaten path, in the eastern confines of the province. A large bustling country town with a personality all of its own. Its history dates back to Phoenician and Roman times and it played a major role in the Reconquest.
Ayuntamiento de Guadix
Plaza la Constitucion 1, 18500 Guadix (Granada)
|Health Clinic||Bars, shops, restaurants||Schools||Municipal pool||Beach
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The most interesting feature of the Guadix in Granada area is that many of the inhabitants of this large town live underground, in the southern part of the town, in what are known as cave houses. The jagged ochre terrain and the dazzling whitewashed chimneys and doors of the caves contrast dramatically with the snow-covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada, which loom above. The cave district is signposted on the main street of the town as the “Barrio Troglodyte”.
- 17 January – San Anton
- 15 May – San Torcuato
- 25/26 July – Santa Ana
- 1 – 5 September – Feria
- 6 September – The Fiesta de Cascamorras. The festival that takes place in the towns of Guadix and Baza. The two towns fight for possession of a statue of the Virgen de la Piedad. In 2006, the festival was declared a Fiesta of National Tourist Interest of Spain