Tourist Office-Interpretation Center Guadix City

“From the roof of my old house, from its tower with windows to the wind, on the houses and orchards, this side of the hills stained ocher and stone and snowy mountains. Clean and violet, I saw many times the turrets of the convents a bitter sun caressed and as the bell Concepcion moved his lip metal, and high, higher bird clouds, and much higher angels crowned with wreaths of snow. and, amid the silence of the empty cities, Stills cities, the quiet cities with poplars as spears and towers with wrought iron crosses and weathervanes. and at that time, at dusk, the bell complained to the glare of a newly extinct sun, yet ember The horizon.”
El mirador de San Fandila, José Asenjo Sedano.

A unique exhibition space, unique, genuine,. designed to show the real image of a modern city that tells his story and those who peopled for over 2000 years,. centuries of culture, civilization and monumentality as worthy of pride and admiration, adapted to be taught as an efficient argument sustainable future of the current Guadix. Remains of buildings from the Roman colony since its founding in the year 45 a. C., the Julia Gemella Joint Action, and the subsequent Wadi As the Kingdom of Granada, shown today in conjunction with a modern space created for the delight of visitors. Iberian ceramics, fragments of Roman public buildings, Moorish ceramics, manuscripts, images,. offer a journey through the history of the city. In this building also is the Tourist Office of Guadix installed.

Instead, therefore, reference and starting point for anyone who comes to visit us.

LOCATION: Plaza de la Constitucion, s / n
SCHEDULE: Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 18:00 (in summer from 17:00 to 19:00).
PRICE: Free access.
Phone: 958662804
CONTACT: Municipal Tourist Office.

Cathedral Museum and Cathedral Fidei Donum

It is noteworthy and visit the Cathedral Museum, dedicated to the Sacred Art. Located in the Cathedral of the eighteenth century, in the old chapter, site of the old mosque demolished in 1597, are the remains of the flooring of the mosque. In the main hall of the museum you can see numerous pieces of jewelry, choral books, paintings Baroque style and relics of saints such as San Torcuato arm. The collection includes chasubles, jewelry, paintings and polychrome sculptures, plus several books of the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries, including the Bible of St. Jerome (1514) stands out.

LOCATION: Paseo de la Catedral, s / n Coordinates: 37º18’5.72 “N 3º8’10.17” W

Monday to Saturday: 10:30 to 14:00
16:00 to 18:00 (October to March)
16:30 to 18:30 (April-May)
17:00 to 19:30 (June-September)

Sundays and religious holidays: 16:00 to 19:00 (October to March)
17:00 to 20:00 (April-September)

– General: 5.00 €
– Pensioners: 4.00 €
– Children from 8-15 years € 2.50
– Groups: € 2.50
+ Audioguia FREE in Spanish, French and English.

MASS SCHEDULE: Monday – Saturday at 10am; Sundays at 10am and 12.30pm

Phone: 958665108
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Palace of the Marquises of Peñaflor - Room Alarconiana

The Alarconiana room is located in one of the finest buildings in Guadix, in the Palace of Peñaflor (s. XVI, although its current morphology is the result of a series of renovations made between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries). This palace belonged to the Perez de Barradas, Marquis de Cortes, who came to the city with the conquest in the nineteenth century are awarded the Marquises of Peñaflor family.

The room recreates the office of illustrious writer, journalist and politician accitano Pedro Antonio de Alarcón and Ariza (Guadix, March 10, 1833 – Valdemoro, Madrid, July 19, 1891). Author of works suchas Three-Cornered Hat (1874), The Child of the Ball (1880), La Alpujarra: sixty leagues prededidas six-horse stagecoach (1873), The Prodigal (1880), etc. It objects that belonged to Alarcón own and were donated by the family to his hometown exposed. It is difficult to travel in time and move to the environment in which Alarcon lived and was inspired.

LOCATION: Peñaflor Palace, 2nd floor. Barradas Street, s / n
SCHEDULE: Previous appointment with the City of Guadix. groups only.
PRICE: Free access.
Phone: 958662995
CONTACT: Department of Heritage and Tourism, Hon. City of Guadix.

House painter Julio Visconti Museum Foundation

The foundation painter Julio Visconti (FPJV) is a private, non-profit and cultural, whose founder, Don Julio Visconti Merino, has donated to the FPJV a house and garden where the foundation is based.

This is the House of Medina Arias, built in the XVI century on a macaber (cemetery) Muslim thirteenth century. This building through its history, has undergone several changes but, as a whole, remains fairly pure original style, which is a sample of Mudejar adapted to the new times of rebirth, similar to the neighboring Church of Santiago, and consequence from nearby African influences, combined with the various cultural currents that came after the reconquest of European and Christian area.

The house is organized in halls and rooms, so called because the beams that hold the fourth measure of underlying classrooms. The building revolves around a colonnaded courtyard Castilian with two elevations and attic. It is supported by Corinthian columns with beautiful heraldry Arias and Medina and carved wooden shoes. The main staircase is trace drawer side, back and forth. All of noble bearing. And the main wall of the climb, is adorned with heraldic fresh and Immaculate canvas.

The corridor of the cloister bays is decorated with paintings, period furniture and Renaissance and Romanesque sculptures, paintings and Baroque cornucopias. Classrooms and the library look flamentcos tapestries, antique musical instruments, furniture style Louis XVIII, apart from Bohemian crystal lamps and various vintage objects. In the basement of the house is the cellar and stables completing the main uses of this palatial building.

The houses of Guadix, also the noblest, towers hold as a high end, here are home to the studio of the painter Julio Visconti, giving the house.
The palace is completed with the Spanish classical garden, according to its own canon of ancient Rome and the Muslim Middle Ages; Today the garden is designed as a garden.

* agreed with the painter Julio Visconti Foundation visits.

LOCATION: C / Visconti Plaza Pintor July 1. section 65
Phone: 958665406
CONTACT: painter Julio Visconti Foundation.

Cave Museum of Pottery La Alcazaba

Located in a cave of Arab origin, under the Alcazaba de Guadix, used as dwelling in ancient times and restored to house the current Pottery Museum Cueva Alcazaba was opened in 1998. Designed to show the wide pottery tradition of Guadix to be the ceramic the most widespread handicraft product area. Clayey soils of the Hoya de Guadix are the raw material to produce a very characteristic pottery with indigenous forms like the pitcher, the pitcher or accitana Guadix torus.

It has 1,500 different pieces dating from 1600 to the present. Also carved reliefs on the walls of the cave where the different cultures that have passed through Guadix, since 3000 are represented there. C. to today. In addition to the important collection of ceramics of exhibition space, it also has an educational space with a potter’s wheel where exhibitions are held.

LOCATION: Calle San Miguel, 56
SCHEDULE: Monday to Sunday: 10: 30h to 14:00 and 16:30 to 20:00.
PRICE: Adults: 2 € – Children: 1.50 € – Groups: Consult by phone.
Phone: 958 664 767/605 275 220

Interpretation Center Guadix Caves

Located in the neighborhood of Cuevas de Guadix in the Plaza Padre Poveda and called Plaza of the New Hermitage, the ancient Cave Museum today Interpretation Center Cuevas de Guadix was conceived at the outset as an example of a traditional house, inhabited until in the early 80 (s. XX) preserving its original architecture and distribution.

His last inhabitants acquired it in 1928 paying at that time, tax on Real Rights, 300 ptas. plus other expenses Treasury Notes (16’40 ptas.).

The distribution of this cave, which had 8 rooms, with an approximate area of ​​70m2, consisting of: central portal, right room, to the front bedroom and then a smaller one. To the left of the goal, kitchen and pantry or cupboard, large block with mangers a pigsty and bottom left, stables for the donkey and barn. At that time, in the cave there were rooms and stables that were not bricked, just the central portal, the kitchen and some bedrooms have the traditional floor, the rest was dirt.

There was no electric light in all rooms and stables, they had to assert the old oil lamp. Another need of the cave was water: the owners, with the help of several neighbors, were on the small square of the cave to sting a pit 20m deep, where already found the much desired water to even supply several families in the environment and for home use. According Ubeda story of Joseph Cruz, born in this cave.

A clear example of habitat cave early in the second half of the twentieth century, offers a wide collection of housewares, typical of a home of his time, traditional clothing furniture and a large sample of craft objects featuring the wide variety of crafts, agricultural industries, livestock and traditions (Cascamorras, dances Rifa, etc.) of Guadix and surroundings.
It presents the visitor with a complete overview of the origin of troglodytism in the world to focus Center content in areas of caves of Guadix with its uniqueness and characteristics. Sounds, smells, feelings and characters that accompany and explain why, how and when these dwellings introduce the visitor to a lively habitat today.

LOCATION: Plaza Padre Poveda, s / n (Barrio de Cuevas)

Monday to Friday: 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 18:00.
(In summer evenings: 17:00 to 19:00).
Saturdays and holidays: 10:00 to 14:00.
– General: 2, 60 €
– Groups: 2, 05 €
– Over 65s / Pensioners: 1.55 €
– Children under 14: Free
TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS: Browse programming by contacting the Center.
Phone: (+34) 958 665 569


Cueva de San Pedro Poveda

In March 1902 Pedro Poveda decide to rent a cave “at the rate of 4.50 pesetas a month” to meet the people of the neighborhood. Situated on the square of the New Hermitage becomes the “hub” of the Povedan mission and catechesis.

This humble cave consists of gateway or living room, kitchen with fireplace, ydormitorio block. Outside a potable water and a corral. Whitewashed walls, door split in half in the Moorish style to use the top as a window, tiled and with few windows, as in this type of housing. From all rooms, the block is the widest part and nativity scenes serve to Don Pedro for books, notebooks, prints and objects of pity. There was no electric light in the caves at that time, so aceitealumbran fixtures of the cave at night.
Cave Padre Poveda was a meeting place for listening, dialogue with neighbors and neighborhood children.

Today, the cave of Padre Poveda offers visitors the deep imprint of his person, through photographs and documentation of the life and work of the Holy. He wants to witness the delivery of Pedro Poveda the people of Guadix and especially the neighborhood of the caves.

* Visits by prior appointment.

LOCATION: Plaza Padre Poveda s / n (Ermita Nueva)
Phone: 958660588
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Cueva Santa Virgen de Gracia

The origin of the chapel-cave dates back to the sixteenth century and was a cave like houses of their environment. It was revamped in the early twentieth century and again in 1944.

The presence of a magnificent painting of Our Lady of Grace, the patron saint of Barrio de Cuevas, from the late seventeenth century, in this cave, dug liturgical and endowed altar, chancel and pulpit, known as “new chapel” purposes, constitutes up the twentieth century the most outstanding work of evangelization to reach with the action of San Pedro Poveda their levels higher incidence humanizing and evangelizing. Both Our Lady of Grace and San Pedro Poveda, announce, symbolize and express the best of the history and the experience of faith in the New Chapel of Guadix, in the heart of the neighborhood.

It shows the religious use of underground architecture that defines this neighborhood, is also a unique exhibition space, because it uses the cave stays attached to the nave of the chapel for this purpose. They are exposed to a very complete and interesting exhibition of nativity scenes in the world.

LOCATION: Plaza Padre Poveda, s / n.
SCHEDULE: Tuesday to Friday from 11:30 to 13:00 (All year) and from 17:00 to 20:00 (in summer)
PRICE: Free Access