Mirador Era de la Platera

Las Alpujarras

This viewing platform at the top of the village commands huge views over the surrounding hills down to the white town of Cádiar. The terrace was once used by local farmers for threshing and wind-winnowing, two traditional techniques for separating grain from the chaff.

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1. Espacio Brenan

4.02 MILES

On the main road, the old Fonda de Manuel Juliana is where Gerald Brenan stayed upon first arriving in Yegen in the 1920s. It's now a small, fascinating…

2. Bodega Cuatro Vientos

8.04 MILES

Cuatro Vientos is the winery behind the Alpujarras' famous, smooth Malafollá reds, and also has its own restaurant. On a 90-minute tour you'll see a wine…

3. Dominio Buenavista

8.14 MILES

Domino Buenavista produces some of the Alpujarras' best wines (reds, whites, rosés and sparkling), inspired by California's Napa Valley, along with…

4. Hilacar ArtesAna

9.22 MILES

At the top of town, this is the Alpujarras' only remaining artisan workshop of jarapas, those colourful rugs you'll spot all over the Poqueira villages…

5. Casa Alpujarreña

9.31 MILES

Located in the lower village beside the church, this folk museum occupies a typical mountain house, giving a glimpse of bygone Alpujarran life through its…

7. Casa-Museo Pedro Antonio de Alarcón

9.36 MILES

An ancient village home with a modest exhibition on local farming and living utensils, and the life and work of the Guadix-born novelist Pedro Antonio de…