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The high plateau information, Cúllar, Galera and Orce

This is a tour of one of the most interesting archaeological areas of the province. An enormous lake used to cover the current lunar landscape, which is full of archaeological remains which range from the Paleolithic, the Calcolithic and the Argaric culture to Iberian times.

Galera is not only famous for its sites such as Venta Micena, where important paleontological remains have been found. It also has an interesting monumental heritage. The Muslim settlers left their mark in monuments such as the Alcazaba de las Siete Torres. The Museum of Prehistory and Paleontology is located in the Torre del Homenaje, and displays archaeological pieces and bones found in the archaeological sites of the town.

Cúlla is a village of Roman origin. Its most important monuments are the 17th century Renaissance church, the Town Hall and the 17th century Palace of the Marqueses de Candino.

Galera has archaeological sites from different ages such as Castellón Alto, which dates back to the Arabic culture, and Iberian Necropolis of Tútgi. The Goddess of Galera, made by the Phoenicians, was also found here.

The high plateau information - Huéscar & La Sagra

The monumental town of Huéscar was called Osca in Roman times. It has noble houses, each with its coats of arms, churches and places full of history. The impressive Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación o Santa María la Mayor, a national monument, is well worth a visit.

After crossing a landscape of rolling hills with mountains, the traveller reaches the town of Puebla de Don Fabrique, which shows the mark of the settlers which arrived from the north of Spain after the Christian conquest to repopulate the area. The village has impressive palace-houses, and its close to the Sierra de la Sagra, with an altitude of 2,382 m. This is an alpine landscape where huge sequoias imported from America grow on the path to the dam of San Clemente.

 

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