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Alpujarras village recomendation


i will be visiting Granada in early November for three days. I have been to Granada twice before so have pretty much seen the historical sites in central Granada.

i am thinking of taking a day trip to visit one of the villages in the Alpujarras mountains. I was wondering is someone can recommend a main village that would be good to visit.

I'm mainly interested in the historical sides of things (Moorish era).

thank you in advance for your time

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Trevelez is high up in the mountains and is very cold. I found the setting to be quite impressive, with all the trees and the river. However it is just a white town and has nothing from the Moorish times.

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We have just returned from Apuljarras and stayed in Pampaniera. However, I would suggest visiting Capileira (one of the Berber villages) as it is a little larger and is the starting point for some lovely, short day walks. Benny is also right in saying Tavelez is very beautiful (takes a little longer to get to- but worth the effort).

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I recommend especially three villages of the Alpujarra, Pampaneira, Capileira and Bubión, all three are very close to each other. There are good restaurants and cheap. There are also hiking trails along the river poqueira, which in autumn is beautiful. You can find information about the buses to there in www.alsa.es


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Hi Mo

We've just returned from Spain and did a day trip by car to the Alpuharras from Granada. Beacause of a satnav braistorm we ended up going the wrong way but in the end it all worked out very well - (leaving out the stanav's various cock-ups) we left Granada and went to Guadix (on the motorway but quick) then down to Laroles which has a terrific castle, 15thc I think. After that we poodled using Trevelez as a destination. The road went up into the mountains ever higher and just as we reached the 2000m height - there was a great mountain type cafe set amongst the pines where we had something to eat. Then on to Trevelez which isn't much to write home about. Then using Granada as a destination the road continued through some really lovely small villages. We eventually ended up at Lanjaron - small and delightful town on the edge of the hills where we also stopped for a while. We then joined another motorway straight back to Granada. It was a long day but well worth it. The motorway segments were useful and obviously fast but for most of the day we were on small, good, empty roads. I guess we were out for about 10 hours including many, many stops! A very good day and great to be out of the city.

Whatever you decide - have a great trip.

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Parsifal, thank you for your detailed response. we plan on doing similar in September, and this is very helpful.

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