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Viewpoint in Laujar de Andarax

Mirador de Laujar

A hairy drive up a steep, snaking road leads to this terrific viewing platform 3.2km above town. From here you can look down on the full sweep of the valley – and beyond to the remote mountains that curtain it. To g…
Archaeological Site in Las Alpujarras de Almería

Los Millares

Los Millares, reckoned one of Europe’s most important Copper Age sites, occupies a plateau above the Río Andarax some 20km north of Almería. Dusty and exposed, it contains the scant remains of a fortified metalworki…
Winery in Laujar de Andarax

Cortijo El Cura

A rare organic vineyard, family-run El Cura produces some prize-winning wines from native Alpujarras grapes. To learn more and sample some of their wares, sign up for one of their weekend guided tours (check the web…
Andalucian in Laujar de Andarax

Bar Rodríguez

This convivial bar near Plaza Mayor is as genuine as they come, the sort of place where locals come to catch up on gossip over a beer and a bite to eat. Its tiny kitchen produces wonderful plates of traditional food…
Winery in Laujar de Andarax

Bodega Valle de Laujar

This established wine producer is a good place to pick up a bottle or two, along with gourmet Alpujarras treats: jams, cheeses, sausages, hams and honey. You'll find it on the western access road into Laujar from th…
Village in Las Alpujarras de Almería

Ohanes

The drive up to the village of Ohanes – an isolated, whitewashed hamlet wedged into vertiginous, terraced slopes – is as worthwhile as the visit itself. The snaking road up from the A348 winds past stark red rock un…
Waterfall in Laujar de Andarax

El Nacimiento Waterfalls

Just east of Laujar's main plaza, a signposted road heads 1.5km north to El Nacimiento, a shaded recreation area set around a series of waterfalls. It's not at its best in high summer – the water flow can dry up the…
Andalucian in Laujar de Andarax

Fonda Nuevo Andarax

A no-frills restaurant and bar on the main drag through town, with good valley panoramas from its bright dining room. It's a good bet for raciones of embutidos (sausages and cured meats) and various local specialiti…