To the north-east of Granada can be found this area formed by an immense plateau situated between the Sudbeticas and Penibética ridges and bordered to the north by the Sierra de Cazorla and tothe south by the Sierra Nevada separqating this area from the Mediterranean.
It is a land of great contrasts, where one can find both lunar landscapes and verdant plains backing on to snow-capped mountains.
There are many different types of people wwho have lived here, with a cultural richness going back to a Roman colony and the splendour of the Moors.
The composition of the soil here makes it ideal for caves, which have provided refuge for centuries. Many of them are now preserved as rural accommodation and are know as the troglodyte houses.
Access to the area is good by way of the A-92 motorway, which crosses Guadix and Maruesado from East to West.