The Museums in the Region Guadix


Cave Museo de Alfarería Cueva de la Alcazaba 

The Cave Museum and Interpretation Center "Cuevas de Guadix" gives you a few on the lifestyle of its people in the past till now. The museum is located in an a Arab cave below the Alcazaba de Guadix. It dates from 1400 and it has a well (an arabesque construction) inside, plus two jars of the same time located in the basement. 

The museum was opened in 1998 by the Minister of Tourism of the Junta de Andalucía. The Cave Museum has 1,500 different pieces dating from 1600 to the present. Here you will find all the history of ceramics and pottery. It displays a good collection of artifacts and garments used in crafts, festivals, agricultural and livestock industries of Guadix. .

Entrance fee: General € 2. Children (under 7 years) 1 €


Opening hours:

Monday through Friday: Morning: 10:00 to 13:30 h. Afternoons: 17:00 to 20:30 h.

Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 to 14:00 h.

San Miguel. 54. GUADIX

Tfno. / Fax.: 958 664 767

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Centro de Interpretación “Cuevas de Guadix” 

The Cave Museum and Interpretation Center "Cuevas de Guadix" gives you a few on the lifestyle of its people in the past till now. This habit is rooted in the north of the region since the sixteenth century for historical and cultural reasons and by the terrain’s characteristics. It consists of courtyard and well, hall, kitchen, larder, stable, pigsty, pantry and bedrooms, plus several showrooms. The center has a virtual musealization that has combined new technology with fixtures and display elements of a traditional cave. 


Opening hours:

Monday through Friday: Morning: 10:00 to 14:00 h. Afternoons: 17:00 to 19:00 h.

Saturdays and holidays: 10:00 to 14:00 h. Sunday: Closed


Plaza Padre Poveda s/n. GUADIX

Tfno.: 958 665 569

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Fundación Pintor Julio Visconti

Take a tour in the palace of the XVI century in Mudejar style, which revolves around a central courtyard in Castilian style with two elevations and a attic. It is decorated with period furniture and sculptures and Renaissance paintings.

Entrance: free

Opening hours: inform (only groups of minimum 5 people)

Plaza de Julio Visconti, 2. 18.500 GUADIX

Telf: 958 665 406


Museum of the Village Benalúa

The museum housed in a cave with three large rooms and offers with modern audio-visual equipment a journey through the history, people and traditions of the people of Benalúa.

Entrance fee: General 2,50 €. Groups (min 5 persons) 2 €.

Opening hours:

Domingos: Evenings: 6:00 p.m. to 20:00 h.

Groups: Arrange for mail or telephone.

Calle los Pinos. Benalúa

Telf.: 678 657 970

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Cave Museum de la Inmaculada “Habitat troglodita de Purullena”

In this educational and cultural tour you will see three houses cave with several centuries of history. The first cave is set up as how people live today in order to show the visitors daily way of living in the caves in the Guadix region. The second cave is decorated like a inhabited cave inhabited in the late 19th and early 20th century. The third cave is at the top of the mountain, and besides being an Ethnological Museum, with a large exhibition of antique objects used for many years. It is also a viewing point where you have a beautiful view of the surroundings hills and caves in the Valle de los Ríos, Alhama Fardes, and also the Sierra Nevada..

Entrance fee: general € 2.50 / Groups (min 25 people) 2 € / Groups (under 16 years) € 1.50 / Children (under 16 years) 2 €.

Opening hours: 8:30 to 21:30 h.

Open every day of the year.

C / Carretera de Granada, No. 80. Purullena

Tel .: 646 556 247/958 690 181

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Cave Interpretation Center Hábitat Troglodita Almagruz

A space for the encouragement of knowledge, included in the network of Centers of Ethnographic Interpretation of Andalusia. (RED CIE). This center is also a member of ROAPE (Recuperación de Oficios Artesanos en Peligro de Extinción) project. Exhibitions, activities and tours are offered, whose objective is the development of the heritage and environment.

Entrance fee: General € 3. Groups (min 25 people) 10% discount.

Opening hours: Monday through Friday Morning: 10:30 to 13:00 h. / Afternoons: 16:30 to 18:00 h.

Saturday: Morning: 10:30 to 13:00 h. / Afternoon-evening: 21:00 h.

Sunday: Morning: 10:30 to 13:00 h.

It is recommended to make a reservation. Groups by appointment.

Visit time 1:30 am approx.

Cortijo Almagruz s / n (A92 exit 286 Km). Purullena

Tel .: 658 923 971/685 928 812

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La Calahorra

Castillo de la Calahorra

The castle-palace of La Calahorra is one of the most important works of the first Spanish Renaissance. It was built on the remains of an earlier medieval fortification in a very short period in the early sixteenth century. The castle is a unique building not only for its appearance and location,  but also for the originality of its conception and execution. It combines three different constructive and stylistic trends: the Spanish defensive architecture, purest Renaissance and Mudejar. The result is in its appearance a fortress and exquisite and intimate palace inside.

Entrance fee:  € 3.00.


Opening hours: Wednesday: Morning: 10:00 to 13:00 h. Afternoons: 16:00 to 18:00 h.



Phone: 958 67 70 98


Arab Baths of Dólar

The baths are small and situated in three rectangular naves which communicate with each other by two small arch doors that have been preserved. The bathroom was operational in 1511 and like the rest of the baths in Zenete it was operation until 1566.

Entrance fee: € 3 / Children under 12 years € 1.50 / Over 65 years and retired € 2 / Groups (min 20 people) € 2.50 / Groups (over 20 people) 2 €.


Opening hours: Friday: 10:30 to 13:30 h.

Saturdays: 17:00. to 20:00 h.

Sunday: 10:30 to 13:30 h.

Plaza del Ayuntamiento, Dóllar

Telf: 958 697 554

Centro Micológico de Dólar

The Mycological Center Dollar has been created with the initiative to show the user the mycological richness of the mountains of the region. The  exhibition includes a magnificent living museum which graphically displays of all the characteristic species of the area as well as their characteristics. This room is fully equipped for organizing events such as seminars, workshops on mycology and other activities related to the topic.

Escuelas S/N, 18512 Dólar

Teléfono: 908365376


Megalithic Interpretation Center

The Megalithic Interpretation Centre in Gorafe is located in the basement of a plot of 2,000 m2. From the center you have an excellent look over the valley. The Center has five exhibition areas with the latest technologies and media: such as application with detailed information of the three routes in the Gorafe Megalithic Park that can be downloaded by Bluetooth. They have also a 3D projection entitled "5000 years ago ... 'showing aspects of life and death in the environment of Gorafe.

Entrance fee: € 3 / Children under 6 free.

Opening hours: From Tuesday to Sunday Mornings: 11:00 h. Afternoons: 16:00 h.

Groups: Make an appointment for another time.

C / Granada. Gorafe

Telf: 958 693 369 / 616 944 605


Interpretation Center of the Arab Architecture Ferreira

This modern and innovative interpretation center is located in a recently restored Arab Alcazaba and also in a renovated Moorish mansion known as "Casa Grande". By using the latest technology the Arabic heritage that is present in the Marquesado del Zenete is shown. Entrance fee: € 2. Groups (min 15 people) / over 65 years and retired: 1 €.

Opening hours: in order to make a visit you have to contact the townhall (Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 15:00 h.).

C / Alcazaba s / n. Ferraira

Telf: 958 677 301


Interpretation Center of the Arab Architecture Ferreira

The Ethnological Museum of Albuñol contains an interesting collection of antiques. Recently renovated for cultural use. The content has been contributed by individuals. In order to visit the museum yo have to contact the townhall of Albuñán in the morning. Entrance fee: free

Calle Chambao, s/n

18518 Albuñán