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Aldeire

Villages in Granada

Aldeire, Guadix Region

The beautiful town of Aldeire nestles in a beautiful valley formed by two slopes in the hills towards the north of the Sierra Nevadas, at 1,278 metres altitude, in the province of Granada (about 70 kilometres from the capital and 20 from Guadix ). The town belongs to the Marquesado del Zenete together with seven other towns ( La Calahorra, Ferreira, Alquife, Lanteira, Jerez del Marquesado, Huéneja and Dolar).

The municiplity has an area of approximately 6,735 hectares, the terrain being quite hilly and uneven.

Many ancient civilizations have passed through the region; settlements dating from the Argaric era have been discovered. However, the origin of the current settlement dates from the Arab Andalusian period, the name coming from the Arabic “al-dair”, meaning the monastery.

Aldeire Monuments

Arab Baths.

Iglesoa Parroquial (Parish Church with coffered ceiling and eighteenth-century chancel).

Archaeological Sites

Ruins of Castillo de la Caba. (Ancient castle)

Town planning

Houses with Moorish style doors.

Aldeire Gastronomy

In Aldeire many types of excellent sausages are homemade and there is a traditional recipe for pork with chestnuts and prunes. Because of its proximity to the rivers Benabre and Benejar the local farmers grow a wide variety of vegetables and fruit, the fruit used to make very good jam. Locally gathered chestnuts and almonds are also good.

Directions

Leave Granada . At the roundabout, take exit 2 Continue along: E-902 / A-44 direction: Armilla – Motril . Pass near Maracena and Peligros . Follow direction: Exit 118
A-92, Almeria – Murcia – Malaga – Algeciras – N-432 – Cordoba – Airport. Follow directions Almería – Murcia. Pass Albolote , go to: A-92. Pass near Lopera – Purullena – Guadix . Take the exit towards: Exit 312 – A-337 – La Calahorra – Puerto de la Ragua – Cherín – GR-820 – Charcher. At the roundabout, take exit 2 Continue along: A-337, direction: Calahorra – Puerto de la Ragua – Cherín. In La Calahorra, turn right: A-4125. Enter Aldeire.

Distances from Aldeire

Fiñana 25 km
Guadix 21km
Laroles 32 km
Granada 75 km
Purullena 26 km
Abrucena 32 km
Alcudia de Guadix 14 km
Puerto de la Ragua 16 km


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