Berchules, in the heart of Las Alpujarras

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This town is nestled on the southern slope of Natural Park of Sierra Nevada, high mountain, between beautiful places and births ferruginous water and carbonated. Bérchules has a spring called Fuente Agria and located in the basin of river Guadalfeo. White houses of flat roofs and staggered streets, perfectly adapted to the broken terrain make up the typical architecture alpujarreña.

Source mozárabe, namely the eighth century. Berchules is located 1.330 m of altitude above sea level, being the third highest village in Spain

Because of its geography, especially mountainous, This alpujarreño people have adapted to the slopes, why their houses are staggered and face south, to take advantage of the good weather mediterranean. The cobbled streets and winding route, invite you to walk, breathe peace and quiet. It really seems that time has stopped in the Alpujarra

berchules streets

The originality of its urbanism, the integration of the people in the landscape, the monumental historical resources as well as the customs and traditions make this city a very appropriate place for the development of rural tourism . Likewise, the statement as Natural and Sierra Nevada National Park for much of its municipal acts as brand image or quality value this natural environment.

Bérchules is surrounded by a wide swath of ancient chestnut trees and poplars, following the trails that run through the most authentic and unspoilt part of the region of Alpujarra, enjoy ancient roads, irrigation channels that run between crop care, impressive clefts, You were performed where parvas (place where the straw is kept), centenarians natural caves, farmhouses and ruins that hide between the vegetation and the River.

rio guadalfeo

The municipality of Bérchules includes the villages of Alcútar and Bérchules. On the road connecting the two is the source of Carmelas, one of the most popular in the region, since a legend assures that all unmarried person who drinks of its waters finds couple soon. Also deserves special mention Cave Ibn Abuc.

Carmelas source

A singularity of Bérchules that deserves to be highlighted is that celebrates the New Year in August. This is because the 31 from December to 1994 there was a power outage in the village depriving neighbors following the twelve bells and dismiss the year. The Berchules decided then to take the grapes in summer, the first Saturday in August. And this year more than expected 15.000 visitors who will join this party.

New Years Eve

 

 

And in this getaway definitely we recommend you stay in El Cercado with rural apartments to stay in the countryside, relax at the spa or a massage and enjoy the outdoors in their wonderful pool. In addition to having a recreational area for the little ones. To regain strength within the complex include the restaurant Scorching El Cercado where you can taste the best steaks own upbringing and Iberian beef grilled. For more information: here

 

piscina berchules spa Berchules apartments

To reserve Click here or call: 630536835 , located in Acct. Bérchules of Cadiz, km 26, 18451, Bérchules (Granada).

 

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Sources:www.ruralandalus.es, www.andalucia.org, www.granadirect.com

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