El Marquesado, Granada

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.

Jérez 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.


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