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The high plateau in Granada
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.