Monachil Sierra Nevada Turismo

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Caves of

Monachil

THE SUBTERRANEAN HISTORY

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THE SOUTHERN SLOPE IS THE MOST BUILT-UP

at the foot

of the sierra

The town of Monachil is located at the end of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, in one of the great valleys that pour water and provide erosion materials to the fertile plain of Granada. Due to these characteristics, the village of Monachil is located in a boxed in valley where the limestone rock is the base of a powerful substrate composed mostly of clays and conglomerates and that draw a unique landscape in the area. Historically, the southern slope has been a place where a multitude of caves have been excavated to house dwellings, livestock, and storage areas.

multitude of caves

ACCOMMODATION

FORMER ANIMAL SHELTER

Many of the houses that today populate Monachil have some rooms excavated in the interior of the mountain. Thus, if you are interested, you can rent for example a rural accommodation in one of these caves, or you can have a drink in one of the bars that are carved into the rock

CAVES WITH HISTORY

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caves

Try a walk along the southern slope of the historic center of Monachil. This is where most of the caves in the town are located. Observe their architecture and how they adapt to the natural environment. Here we propose a simple and magnificent walk that will allow you to pass by many of the facades of our historic caves while enjoying magnificent views of the valley