A cathedral, cave houses, and amateur flamenco

The end of June, just before I left for the States, my roommate and I took a short trip to the nearby city, Guadix. In all of the July activities, I neglected to put up pictures… until now.

Overall, it was a good trip, although it did have its downsides… like being in town on a holiday weekend when businesses were closed, realizing that our trusty map was on my broken-down phone, getting hot and tired from wandering through the old city streets in search of our elusive airbnb. But those were the not-so-fun things that I didn’t bother to capture on my camera. So enjoy the happier things that I did…

Guadix is known for its splendid Baroque cathedral.

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Built from the 15th to mid-18th century

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Guadix is also known for its cave houses. Before you start picturing primitive etchings in rock walls and cavemen wielding stout clubs, take a look at these pictures.

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Rather from being formed from natural caves, these cave houses or “troglodyte houses” are carved into the rocky landscape. 

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The cave houses maintain a temperature of 18º C (64ºF.).
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We toured a church in the cave community.
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The church had marvelous nooks and crannies and tottering staircases to explore.

 

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Occasionally, we did stop to eat too. Breakfast in an adorable little café. Lunch in a busy roast chicken joint…
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…And a picnic in the park.

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I noticed the window shoppers after I took the picture.

And I definitely don’t have anything against window shopping. Especially since that’s how my roommate and I found a flyer for a charitable event hosted by a flamenco school of dance. We went.

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