Top things to do

Cave in Los Vélez

Cueva de los Letreros

Of the several Unesco-protected cave-painting locations in the area, this Stone Age ceremonial site is the star. The reddish drawings, made before 5500 BC, show animals, a large horned figure dubbed El Hechicero (Th…
Spanish in Los Vélez

Mesón El Molino

With its whitewashed walls, rustic timber beams and courtyard seating, this grand rural restaurant creates an atmospheric setting for hearty country fare and interesting local wines. You'll find it tucked away up a …
Castle in Los Vélez

Castillo de Vélez Blanco

The Disneyesque castle rising on a pinnacle high above Vélez Blanco's tiled roofs confronts the great sphinx-like butte La Muela (The Molar Tooth) across the valley as if in a bizarre duel. From the outside, the 16t…
Gardens in Parque Natural Sierra María-Los Vélez

Jardín Botánico Umbría de la Virgen

Just west of the tiny upland town of María, off the A317, this 40-hectare botanical garden highlights the unique flora of the Sierra de María area and the Altiplano of Granada. Once done in the garden you can take t…