“From that point of time, I couldn’t stop but wonder about this reckless purpose of discovering and traveling through the mysterious hills and valleys, towns and rivers, landslides and coasts that, according to some vague news, were left behind, somewhat imprisoned, between the lofty peaks of the Sierra Nevada and the liquid Empire of the Sea”
Pedro Antonio Alarcón
Isolated between the mountains and the sea. Time seems to have stopped in these mysterious hills, perilous ravines, and green valleys. The region of the Alpujarra is a natural treasure with a great richness of landscapes, crowned with charming villages whiter than snow, with its plain roofs, chimneys with “hats” and tinaos, exquisite cuisine, as well as a heartbreaking history of the last Moorish inhabitants of Andalusia. These stunning villages are so beautiful and picturesque that they have amazed the artists and writers of all times, therefore they shall thrill YOU as well.
It is said that this is an area of goblins and witches, watersprings that provide you with an eternal youth, that smells like olives and trout with ham. Where you can visit chocolate factories and taste the creamiest chocolate sitting by the fireplace.
Federico García Lorca called these territories “The land of nowhere” and in its villages he signed part of his “Gypsy Ballads”, when a young poet visited the town of Lanjaron to accompany his mother to ” have the waters”
It is believed that.*”.….. the name of Alpujarra means “The Indomitable”, an appellation that, judying by its ancentral isolation, its numantine deeds and revolutionary uprisings, led by charaxters of the stature of Aben Humeya or his lieutenant Aben Aboo, describes it perfectly
…*Even today, its indomitable nature and its isolation are still traits of this small kingdom almost silenced in the year 1571, after the expulsion of the moors who inhabited it, and, with the patience of centuries, made goods of honey and silk flow from their wild fields.
….*Whitewashed villages climb up the mountain so that thay seem to be hanging in multicolored moorland that only the eagles flying over landscapes of chesnut and beech tress that have deserved for some descriptive names such as ” Little Switzerland” or “Little Tibet” the later for having been chosen as the place of reencarnation of Lama Yese in the buddish temple of ” Eternal Father”where he chosed a playful chid called Osel..
…..* The region of the Alpujarras is one of the most sublime places that exit in our land. An obligatory place to visit for the people of Granada and the people who come to Granada. In it you will find unparalleled landscapes, changes of unrepeatable lights,everyday scenes already dissapeared everywhere except in these lands and magnificent places to eat and drink under the shelter of a chimney….
Embark with us on this pleasurable journey and discover one of the last known treasures of the Oriental Andalucia