| Province & Villages - Granada - Marquesado
The historic town of Guadix is the starting point to visit
places such as Marquesado del Zenete, on the northern slopes
of the Sierra Nevada. It is an area with beautiful landscapes,
and little white farming villages scattered among chestnut
trees and streams, creating a superb setting.
The Castle of La Calahorra has been delcared a historic
monument. The construction of this Plateresque-style fortress
was started in 1509. It features a beautiful Renaissance palace
inside, quite novelty in those times. It is perched atop a
hill and overlooks the whole landscape. It was the crown of
the old capital of the estate of Don Rodrigo de Mendoza, the
marquis of El Zenete.
del Marquesado: is next to the source of the River Verde.
The landscape around the village contrasts with the whitewashed
houses and their red roof tiles.
Ferreira, is a small village with narrow and steep
streets. It is very rich in iron ore.
The village of Lanteira is surrounded by water courses
and trees. Apart from the church of Santa María de
la Anunciación, it has remains of two fortresses and
an Arab water cistern or aljibe.