Centro de Interpretación Cuevas de Guadix

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Centro de Interpretación Cuevas de Guadix

Centro de Interpretación Cuevas de Guadix
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Interpretation Centre is presented to the visitor as a starting point to visit the unique Barrio de las Cuevas of Guadix, where the visitor has the possibility of: 1º. Discovering the History and Evolution of the Barrio de Cuevas of Guadix,; 2º. Discovering the different uses and typologies of caves of that area and also travelling to other world places; 3º. Feeling the ways of life of these cave dwellings in a none-too-distant past, going back to the early XX century (1940s and 1950s), just before the modernity turned the Barrio de Cuevas into a modern neighbourhood. It is nowadays inhabited by more than 5000 people and it had all the services, ... 4º. Approaching to the traditions and handicrafts of the Barrio de Cuevas; 5º. Sharing the knowledge and the experience of the Pick-Masters of Caves and the building techniques; 6º. Being surprised by the features which makes this cave dwellings sustainable housings; 7º. Enjoying temporary exhibitions, ETC ...
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ladybrr
West Kilbride, UK396 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
This was something very different from the usual cathedrals and forts. A tourist train picks you up from the cathedral, takes you to the area and bring you back down again for 5 Euros. This cost includes entry to the cave cathedral, a viewpoint and 2 cave homes that are lived in so you can talk to the householders if you can speak Spanish. The cave cathedral is quite amazing in the sense that you easily forget you are actually in a cave and the size is extensive. The homes are much the same to a lesser degree. The viewpoint takes in many of the other cave dwellings as well as a great view of the fort and the cathedral in the centre of town. This is a must see in this area. The only negative is the that the dog dirt needs to be cleaned from the area where you alight from the train and some of the rubbish needs to be cleared away. There is also a small restaurant and shop available.
Written November 3, 2016
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Rowland V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands35 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Did not expect much, but to find ourselves in a district of Guadix created from "cave house" was fascinating. Best place to go was the museum where the lady in charge, in perfect English, was full of explanations and answers for our questions and the museum did a great job of explaining in how 5,000 people live in holes on the ground - I have to say that digging out a home in the ground is not really a cave is it, it is a hole? And these were not nasty, dirty, wet holes, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet dry, bare, sandy holes with nothing in them to sit down on or to eat (c'mon, someone must get it) but comfortable homes with full electricity, internet and comforts. And then you Jose, for allowing us to visit your home...
Written January 3, 2018
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smithsarum
Salisbury, UK19 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
The visit was very informative and enjoyable. Don't miss it. These cuevas are the ultimate in sustainable living. The cuevas church should not be missed either. The little tourist train which leaves from outside the cathedral or the horse drawn carriage take you there.
Written May 21, 2014
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Helen C
London21 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Looking for a trip out of Granada that is a little different Guadix is perfect. The cave museum and a pleasant afternoon strolling around the area and taking on the spectacular vista from the mirador is a perfect escape. The museum is a treasure trove of how life was, facinating, it appeared to be run by the bar next door - we stopped there for lunch - good honest food and friendly service. The whole village area was friendly and welcoming
Written December 30, 2019
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Good afternoon, Helen. Thank you so much for writing us your opinion about Guadix cave houses neighbourhood . It is very important to us knowing how good was your experience, you help us too much. We hope next time you come back you can visit the official cave museum , which is called "Centro de Interpretación", to welcome you and make you a guided tour in our 4 caves ( to learn about our troglodyte origins and history , visit the cave house - 9 rooms - kept in the traditional way of life of the 30's last century , know the building tecniques, the master diggers, the traditions, ...) We wait you next time. Regards, cueva Museo-Centro de Interpretación Cuevas de Guadix.
Written November 12, 2020
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,389 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Who wouldn't be interested in the inside of a cave house? Probably everyone has some idea how does it look like, but I think, most of us are underestimating these dwellings. Our visit started with a short video, on which a guy told the story of these homes, why, and how were they more dug then built. Explained the technic, since as he let us know, he was the expert master, who made these cave houses. The job needed someone who really know how, and what to do. Looking around in the home, that was on display, he was a master builder, pardon, a master digger. If you look at the photos, you can see that there is a place for everything. These houses aren't small. They have a bedroom, a kitchen, a pantry, a tool chamber, and some kind of workshop. Nowadays these homes already have electricity and wi-fi as well, so the occupants can use the Internet, TV, radio, and instead of candles and oil lamps, electric bulbs are providing the light. It is absolutely marvelous what you can find underground. Only the sunshine that they are missing, but I'm sure, that very soon with some mirrors arranged in different angles, they will have it as well.
Written May 20, 2019
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Thank you for visit us!
Written July 20, 2019
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Stephen F
Hessle, UK480 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Had been recommended to visit Guadix specifically to see the cave dwellings. It’s easy to drive to the area but we walked up the hill, past the cathedral and the fort taking a few photo opportunities along the way.

The first information centre was closed when we got there but we persevered with our walk and were mesmerised by the sights. Looking up at the hills you can see chimneys poking out of the ground, doors and windows carved into the hill sides much as the views from the Hobbit but not as green. One of the viewing sites takes you over the roofs of a few of the houses. We went into a couple of the houses. Free entry but they do have stuff to buy and a bowl by the door for you to offer donations. No pressure but your own conscience as you appreciate that you are in someone’s home. Fully equipped with running water and electricity and welcomingly cool from the afternoon sun.

Pleased we walked from the new town as it gave us an opportunity to see more of Guadix, a beautiful town worth a visit on its own.
Written June 27, 2018
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Ant_Spain
La Manga del Mar Menor, Spain494 contributions
Very interesting suberb of Guadix. Its free to walk around, you can visit a few of the houses and leave a small donation , just follow the signs out of town there is a large car park once u get there and thats free..
Written March 9, 2015
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Alex C
Perth and Kinross, UK204 contributions
Sep 2014 • Family
We loved the lovely staff member who gave us a personal tour and added some marvellous local and anecdotal information about the history of the cave dwellers and about the local customs and traditions carried on today in Guadix.
The museum is fantastic with excellent use of low key unobtrusive high tech displays. This is a real cave dwelling laid out to show so very clearly how people have adapted to cave dwelling life.
Entry costs are minimal.
This is a must.
Written September 27, 2014
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Aandd080
Nantwich, England8 contributions
Sep 2013 • Solo
Of the many cave museums around - this one, opened in 2013 by the local authority, is the one to visit. With brilliant interactive audio visual in English and Castellano it shows a way of life and data of Guadix and its surrounding area where there are still thousands living in caves and makes comparisons with Africa and other parts of Europe. However long you think you will need for a visit - double it; it is so fascinating.
Written March 30, 2014
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,389 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Time to time, I was looking at pictures from Cappadokia, and always planned to go there once. I still found the fairy chimneys and the cave houses surprising. Somehow, this long-planned trip never happened, so I was delighted when I heard about Gaudix and its cave houses. Since we were traveling in Spain nearby places, Cordoba and Jaen, it wouldn’t be too hard the visit Gaudix, but finally, we exchanged Jaen to this cave town, since our time was limited. Now we know that it was a smart decision. When we walked around in Barrio de Cuevas (Cave Neighbourhood), it was like walking in a fairy tale. The whole area was surreal who can expect a chimney sticking out from the ground on a hillside? But it was, no mistake. And also another and another. Chimneys were sticking out from the surface everywhere. To live underground, yes it can be a very desirable location but isn’t as a permanent residency even if we learned, that these houses are entirely comfortable. When we walked around in the aboveground part of this place, it looks utterly ordinary. Till suddenly I nearly fall over because of a big chimney was sticking out in front of me from the ground. Walking on the streets, we found a viewing platform, where we climbed up and enjoyed the panoramic view of the Barrio de Cuevas.
Written May 20, 2019
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Thank you for your visit!
Written July 30, 2019
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