Sleeping in a cave
If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional hotels in the city, we suggest something more original: sleeping in a typical cave-house in Granada, Andalusia. Imagine spending a few days in a vast cave dug out on the slope of a ravine, with a whitewashed chimney and a porch with plants, fully equipped for tourists.
You will find many in the areas of Guadix and El Marquesado, in Baza-Huéscar and in the Sacromonte neighbourhood, in the city of Granada. Some of them were used in prehistoric times or were built in the Middle Ages and were used by the Moors.
Each cave-house is decorated in a different way and they usually have one or more bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and a living room. And you won't have to worry about the heat or cold because the caves are dry inside and have a constant year-round temperature of about 18ºC. There are all kinds of caves for everyone - some of them have been designed specially for children and have several galleries where they can hide, and a pool for bathing. Many of them are integrated into a complex with facilities such as a barbecue, swimming pool, garden, restaurant, tea shop and even a hamman, or Arab bath.
In this area, as well as seeing these original houses, you will also be able to go hiking through nature parks such as Sierra de Baza, Sierra de Castril and Sierra de Cazorla, go skiing in resorts like Puerto de la Ragua... and you can also stay in one with views of the Sierra Nevada National Park.
If you like the idea of discovering a cave inside but without staying in one, you can always go to one of the flamenco shows that take place especially in the caves of the Sacromonte neighbourhood in Granada, such as Los Tarantos, María La Canastera, Cueva La Rocío or Venta el Gallo.
Another option is to visit the Cave-Museum in Guadix. Here you will be able to find out about the traditional lifestyle thanks to the collection of objects and clothing that is exhibited. The caves in Granada provide all the charm of a traditional lifestyle. A journey to the past with modern comforts. Check all the information on the official website.
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