Area in Guadix

Barrio de las Cuevas

Guadix’s main cave district is said to contain some 2000 dwellings burrowed into the rocky terrain. Some 1.2km south of the centre (about 20 minutes’ walk), it’s a weird, almost otherworldly place where stumpy chimn…
Cathedral in Guadix


With its flamboyant sandstone exterior set against the rich blue sky, Guadix's cathedral is an impressive spectacle. Built between the 16th and 18th centuries on the site of the town’s former main mosque, it incorpo…
Museum in Guadix

Centro de Interpretación Cuevas de Guadix

This small museum re-creates cave life of years past, with an audiovisual presentation and displays of traditional housewares and furnishings, including ox yokes, clay water pots, woven esparto grass, and wooden fur…
Plaza in Guadix

Plaza de la Constitución

Guadix's showcase square is a fine example of late 16th-century Renaissance urban design. Overlooked by the town's striking town hall, it's centred on a rectangular area flanked by arched porticoes, under which cafe…
Castle 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. When we last visited, it was closed for renovations…
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.
Church in Guadix

Iglesía y Monasterio de Santiago

Look for the off-kilter Mudéjar tower of the 16th-century Iglesía y Monasterio de Santiago, with an elaborate plateresque facade by Diego Siloé.