Guadix is the natural pass from Levante to Andalusia and it is one of the oldest human settlements in Spain. The troglodyte habitat is very developed in Guadix, and the houses-caves are characteristic of quarters like Las Ermitas or Las Cuevas; here there is the Ermita Nueva, where the Padre Poveda cave is, and the Artes y Costumbres Populares cave-museum, an exhibition about the handicraft and home industries of the region.
Close to this area there is the Magdalena viewing point, from where you can contemplate beautiful landscapes. It is a monumental town with an interesting historic-artistic heritage. We must stand out the Alcazaba, declared National Monument; from its 11th-century fortified towers you can enjoy magnificent views of the fertile plain, the city and Sierra Nevada. Religious architecture has a leading role in Guadix, as there are very interesting buildings, such as the Cathedral and the Santa Ana, Santo Domingo and San Francisco churches.
Distance to the capital (km): 59
Surface (km2): 326
Zip code: 18500