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Granada Geopark in Andalucia

The Quaternary Geological Park project, in the valleys of northern Granada, is an initiative to protect the most complete continental sedimentary record of the Quaternary era of the planet. Due to its exceptional geological, landscape and cultural richness, 47 municipalities in the Hoya de Guadix and Baza (Guadix - Baza Depression) are represented in the Granada Geopark, The depression began to form during the tectonic processes that caused the alpine system uplift about 65,000,000 years ago.
Geology is only one aspect of the Geological Park Project. Humans have been living in the area for 1.4 million years, Orce, within the Geopark boundary, claims to have evidence of the earliest humans in Europe. Along the course of the river Gor is the greatest concentration of dolmens in Europe
The whole area lies within the most southerly desert in Europe The statistics go on, making this a unique area, probably in the world, and a paradise for geologists, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists and those just interested in our heritage.
The Granada Geopark is due to be the subject of a UNESCO world heritage bid in 2020.

Exploring the Granada Geopark

The Quaternary Geological Park project, in the province of Granada, is an initiative to protect the most complete continental geo ... Read the complete article >>


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Basti

Basti is an Iberian Roman fortified town and Necropolis near Baza, Granada province. The Dama de Baza was found here in 1971 ... Read the complete article >>


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Baza

Baza is a Mediaval town of National Historic Interest, gateway to the Sierra de Baza and within the Geoparque Granada project ... Read the complete article >>


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Galera

Galera is a village in the Granada Geopark on the Altiplano of Granada, Andalucia, location of Castellon Alto, an Argar culture s ... Read the complete article >>


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Gor

Gor is a mountain village in Granada province, Andalucia, gateway to the Sierra de Baza and the Geoparque Granada ... Read the complete article >>


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Gorafe

Gorafe, in Granada province, is the location of the highest concentration of dolmens in Europe and is part of the Geoparque Gran ... Read the complete article >>


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Guadix

Guadix, in the Granada Geopark in Granada province, Andalucia, Spain was known as Acci in Roman times. It has the largest concent ... Read the complete article >>


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Orce

Orce in the Granada Geopark is in the Altiplano de Granada and is reputed to be the home of the first hominids in Europe ... Read the complete article >>


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Tútugi Iberian necropolis

Tútugi Iberian Necropolis at Galera is the most extensive and important display of Iberian Culture in Spain. The Lady of Galera ... Read the complete article >>


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Castellón Alto

Castellón Alto is an Argaric settlement in the Granada Geopark near Galera in Granada province. Occupied between 1900 and 1600 ... Read the complete article >>


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Paleontological Centre of Interpretation

Paleontological Centre of Interpretation in the Valley of the Rio Fardes, near Fonelas, Granada province, Andalucia in the Granad ... Read the complete article >>


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Las Angosturas walk

Las Angosturas de Gor is a Copper Age settlement in the valley of the river Gor in Granada province, Andalucia. The site was occu ... Read the complete article >>


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Toril Aqueduct Walk

The Toril aqueduct or canal is a natural structure made of a soft rock, travertine. It is unique in Europe and the Geoparque Gran ... Read the complete article >>


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Walk to the Petroglyphs

Walk to the Petroglyphs: 2500 BC rock art in the valley of the river Gor near Gorafe in Granada province in the Granada Geopark ... Read the complete article >>


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Granada Geopark Week

A guided tour of the Mina de Yeso del Castellon Alto de Galera, the geological, geomorphological and archaeological aspects of th ... Read the complete article >>


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Guided tour of Castellón Alto de Galera

Guided tour of Castellón Alto de Galera and the yesos mine in the Granada Geopark during European Geopark week 2021 ... Read the complete article >>


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