La Calahorra Castle

La Calahorra

This castle is built on the only hill at the foot of Sierra Nevada that looks over the extensive plain of the Marquesado del Zenete. The Castillo de La Calahorra was an architectural revolution at the time, as it was the first Renaissance building to be built in Spain, a style that was already hugely popular in Italy. It marks the move away the Gothic aesthetic that was the style prevailing across most of Europe. The castle was built in just three years, between 1509 and 1512.

Guadix Cathedral

Guadix

This beautiful cathedral was built between the 16th and 18th centuries in pure Renaissance and Baroque styles. It was built on the site of a former mosque and of the old Gothic cathedral.

Alcazaba de las Siete Torres

Orce

This fortress was first built at the beginning of the 11th century marking one of the borders of the Taifas kingdoms. It received its name because of the great number of towers it had when it was initially built. Towards [...]

Iglesia de la Encarnación

Montefrío

This church was built in a perfect circle, at the top end of which is a small rectangular building that houses the main chapel. This is the only church, other than the Pantheon of Rome, that has just a single stone to close the dome.

Patio and Iglesia del Carmen

Alhama de Granada

The church was built between in the 16th and 17th centuries in a mixture of styles including classic Mannerist and Baroque styles.

Arab baths of Baza

Baza

These baths date back to the 13th century (Almohad period). They are laid out in three main halls and are an excellent example of urban baths connected to a mosque, now the Iglesia de Santiago church. These baths were situated [...]

Castillo de Salobreña

Salobreña

The existence of a fortress in Salobreña was first recorded as early as the 10th century. Although the existing building’s layout points to a construction in the Nasrid period, its architecture is both Muslim and Christian. It has three courtyards. [...]

Remains of a Roman garum factory

Almuñécar

In Almuñécar, in the El Majuelo Botanical Park you will find the remains of an ancient Roman garum factory, an important industry for the town between the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Garum was a fermented fish sauce used as [...]



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