Plaza de la Catedral

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    • Day 12


      May 5, 2023 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

      Rest day in Guadix. Well, we didn't really rest, we didn't walk a stage ☺️ We filled our day well.
      We started with a guided tour of the Alcazaba of Guadix, a visit that is only done once a week, on Fridays. It is only recently that archaeological work has begun on the mound that covered this place. The French soldiers had filled in the whole area between the walls in order to establish their camp. Later, the seminarians from the nearby seminary used this place for sports. The work continues, and our guide told us that the aim will be to be able to offer visits to the Torre del Homenaje and the rest of the Alcazaba in 2024.
      After a siesta, we climbed the 160 steps to the bell tower of Guadix Cathedral. It was worth it! What views from the top! The Roman theatre really does look better from the top.
      After coming back down, we went to see the Cuevas interpretation centre. The presentation is well done, and we could see that the temperature was comfortable at 20°C, whereas outside it was close to 30°C. The only regret is that we only had half an hour for the visit before closing time. It would have taken an hour to really make the most of it.
      On our way out we met Paco who suggested we visit the Ermita Nueva. The modern building hides the first church which is a cueva.
      And to top off the day, we had a fantastic sunset from Gabi's terrace.
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