Architecture in Guadix

Barrio de las Cuevas

Around 2000 dwellings are burrowed into the rocky terrain of Guadix' main cave district, 1.2km south of the centre – a weird, otherworldly place where stumpy chimneys, antennae, white walls and doors emerge from...

Cathedral in Guadix

Catedral de Guadix

Its flamboyant sandstone exterior set against the rich blue sky, Guadix' cathedral was built between the 16th and 18th centuries on the site of the former main mosque, and mixes Gothic, Renaissance and baroque...

Museum in Guadix

Centro de Interpretación Cuevas de Guadix

Last inhabited in the early 1980s, this intriguing museum occupies a sprawling, eight-room cave-house dating back 300 to 400 years. Cave life of years past is recreated by multimedia exhibits (in Spanish and...

Winery in Guadix

Bodega Anchurón

A family-owned operation powered by renewable energy, Anchurón specialises in single-origin wines (mostly rich reds) grown at 1000m. Visits, with a tapa and glass of wine, are led by multilingual guides, and...

Plaza in Guadix

Plaza de la Constitución

Guadix' central square is a fine example of late-16th-century Renaissance urban design. Overlooked by the striking town hall, it's centred on a rectangular area flanked by arched porticoes, under which you'll...

Fortress in Guadix


This 11th-century Islamic castle, characterised by its reddish crenellated walls and square towers, commands fine views across town and into the main cave quarter. Access is only possible on the first Friday of...

Church in Guadix

Iglesia Cueva Ermita Nueva

In the cave quarter, this relatively modern white church is much visited for its cave chapel, the Cueva Santa de la Virgen Gracia, leading off the nave.