DESERT CAVE DWELLINGS ‘CUEVAS’ BENALÚA, VEGA DE GUADIX; LA GRANJA
This is a stay in very unique accommodation. You sleep in a cave! These caves were once part of a traditional farmhouse, but have been transformed into beautiful rooms.
In addition to these beautiful rooms, these locations also offer excellent facilities such as a reception, an outdoor swimming pool, and a games room. The locations are on a wooded site, which gives you an extra sense of privacy.
La Granja de Benalúa is located near Guadix, between the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada, southeast of the enchanting Sierra Mágina and sandwiched between the Sierra de Baza and Sierra de Los Filabres.
There is a fault line between Granada and Almería where Africa and Europe “collided”. It is geologically an open book about a closed inland sea and the closing and opening of rivers. The geopark Centenario at Gorafe shows remnants of African Savannah, closed off but where once large animals from Africa could “walk”.
With “a view” on the Pleistocene inhabitants you can stay here in the Cuevas Rurales, cave dwellings with a nice constant temperature. In this area, I use geology ideas such as; collision, folding, fossilization, closure, and opening of land and water, as images of processes that take place in our thinking and feeling. A visit to the necropolis always makes a big impression.
Illustration: The semi-desert of Gorafe “The Badlands”, seen from the south.