an itinerary through the heart of the Alpujarra, the Sierra de la Contraviesa.
start from Ugijar, whose last Muslim is reflected in his Church mudejar, built on a mosque. You can visit the sanctuary of the Virgin of the martyrdom, patron of La Alpujarra, and the neighborhoods of Las Canteras and Montoros.
continue in Jorairátar, where an interesting Museum of tillage. Surrounds a rugged and rocky landscape of cliffs and rocks, a Variant over the alpujarras landscape. From the Tajo de la Cruz you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Sierra Nevada.
direction of Murtas arrived at Cojayar. We passed Mecina Tedel and continued at Murtas, where almonds and wine of the Contraviesa are produced. San Miguel neoclassical Church rises above the flat roofs of the village. We are in the capital of the "trovo", a peculiar alpujarreña tradition that consists of a duel between men based on Sung verses on an improvised theme, accompanied by musicians.
from Murtas can leave excursion to the Cerrajon, the Summit higher of the Contraviesa, 1,508 metres above sea level, from where you can enjoy a beautiful panorama of the Sierra, with the sea and Africa on the horizon.
we headed to Albondón, town that stands out for its production of wine and for its Festival of Moros y Cristianos. And arrived in Albuñol, in whose municipal area lies the Cueva de los Murciélagos, known by the remains found there neoliticos, located next to the ravine of the Angosturas and the Sheepfold of the fields. We recommend descending to the coastal towns of La Rabita, with its medieval castle, El Pozuelo and El Castillo de Huarea.
continue towards Sorvilán, picturesque village overlooking the Mediterranean where remains one of the more ancient jarapa all looms the region. A landscape of almond trees, fig trees and vines surrounded the population, which produces artisanal wine of the Contraviesa. You can visit the village of Melicena, with its fortress Nasrid.
taking a detour to reach Polopos, a quiet town that seems frozen in time. On the way to Alfornón, we can stop to enjoy beautiful views and relax in the sale of linen Haza. Close to Alfornón is preserved a historical forest of cork oaks.
Rubite, typical village of La Alpujarra Baja, we then headed to the Western face of the Contraviesa. By the C-333 came to Orgiva, commercial and administrative centre of La Alpujarra, where we can take a well-deserved break.