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La Bodeguilla

No frills, no gourmet cuisine, precious few tables, this old-school hang-out off Avenida Medina Olmos is one of the best tapas bars in town, as well as the oldest (1904). Here, old boys in flat caps line the bar tuc…
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

Cathedral

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…
Tapas in Guadix

Bodega Calatrava

A cosy wood-beamed bar tucked down a side street in the centre of town. It specialises in simple tapas like juicy fried prawns and montaditos (mini-baguettes), as well as more substantial raciónes.
Cafe in Guadix

Cafetería Versalles

Locals reckon this busy cafe opposite the municipal park serves the best churros (tubular deep-fried doughnuts) in town. Taste for yourself with a cup of gloriously gloopy hot chocolate.
Castle in Guadix

Alcazaba

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…
Bar in Guadix

Diwan Cafetería

Part of the four-star Hotel Palacio de Oñate, this elegant small bar with a mezzanine floor has an intimate, sophisticated vibe.
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.