Posición Geográfica Padules, Inner Soul

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distance 2.43km
maximun high elevation 753m
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ITINERARY

URBAN CULTURAL ROUTE

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You are at the Touristic Information Point (TIP), which will allow you to get to know the sights of the local culture. We have set out a circular route of the urban landscape for you to enjoy its main heritage sites, this route will be guided with visible signs on the ground made of ceramic pieces, and they will clearly mark the directions to be made, allowing you to see the most important places. We hope the experience will be pleasant and that it will be an excuse to come back again.

  1. Church Of Santa María La Mayor. 16th Century

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    We have a small mudejar Church, originally built in 1555 and rebuilt at the end of the century after its destruction in the Moorish revolt of 1568 (Guerra de Las Alpujarras).

    It belongs to the simple model of mudejar church with a rectangular nave plant. Its orientation changed long ago and the entrance is today by the old main chapel, which is separated from the rest by a triumphal arch, placed on the outside by buttresses. This transformation highlighted the effect of the rising sun on the new altar.

    The constructive work follows the Mudéjar tradition of masonry walls reinforced with blocks at the corners, finished with brick cornice. The interior is covered with a simple frame called "de Lima bordon", of Nazarí tradition, made by four cloths or aprons of wood attached at the corners by a beam or Lima. Instead the armour of the main chapel was remade with simplicity at the end of the 19th century.

    From the Church, Street Romero Rivas, will lead us to the cliffs of Faraite.

    LOCATION

    Localización Iglesia De  Santa María La Mayor.  Siglo XVI.

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    Iglesia De  Santa María La Mayor.  Siglo XVI. Iglesia De  Santa María La Mayor.  Siglo XVI. Iglesia De  Santa María La Mayor.  Siglo XVI. Iglesia De  Santa María La Mayor.  Siglo XVI.
  2. Viewpoint Of The Tagus Faraite.

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    Located at the Southeast end of the village, it shows a surprising view of a deep pit. The place is called Ejidobecause the cattle would graze together over there. The three main threshing floors of the village were there, which are essential for the preparation of bread.

    From this point you can identify almost the whole all municipality, with the foothills of the Sierra Nevada to our left, to our front, there are the hills of the desert of Tabernas, Sierra Alhamilla to the bottom, and Sierra de Gádor to the South.Only a few places in the province and the Alpujarrashow so many geographical references, so we cannot miss the opportunity.

    A group of cypresses, located at the edge of the esplanade, reminds us of the nearness of the old cemetery, a piece of land which has been today adapted as a park.

    LOCATION

    Localización Mirador Del Tajo Faraite.

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    Mirador Del Tajo Faraite. Mirador Del Tajo Faraite.
  3. The Faraite Pit Caves. 19th Century

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    We found some caves dug under the town on the wall of the pit surrounding the viewpoint. The highest were reused as houses until relatively recently. The lowest and oldest were used as silo in medieval times.

    With the arrival of D. Juan de Austria (son of the Emperor Carlos V) to quell the revolt of 1568, the Moorish used these caves as a last refuge against the unstoppable Christian advance, being heavily bombed until its surrender. You can still see, just below the viewpoint, if we continue towards the river.

    We canreturn by Lopez Prior Street to continue our route, a street whichhouses facades are decorated with jasmine, a pleasure for the senses. By the Encanto Street we arrive at La Fountain down the road.

    LOCATION

    Localización Cuevas Del Tajo Faraite. Siglo XIX

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    Cuevas Del Tajo Faraite. Siglo XIX Cuevas Del Tajo Faraite. Siglo XIX
  4. Fountain And Washing-site Of Padules. 20th Century

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    The first element of the hydraulic chain is the fountain of Padules, its main water supply of the village, which traditionally the women went with their jugs and men with their cattle and their water jugs. The fountain was the main community site, space to share experiences, chat or cross looks or something else with the opposite sex, until in 1961when the municipal water supply was installed.

    Bellow it is located the wash-site; open to the landscape through an archway which has been recently restored. The immediate bottom step corresponds to the raft of accumulation, which collects and regulates water destined for irrigation. Something more, following the road, is located what is known as "martillo" or new wash-site, a curious large laundry area with stacked cornerstones. After a visit to this wash-site we have to go back a little bit about our steps to continue the route marked with the tiles on the floor.

    Our route continues going back to the village to take the Rosario and Los Huertos streets until getting into the Barrio Bajo Square.

    LOCATION

    Localización Fuente Y Lavadero De Padules. Siglo XX

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    Fuente Y Lavadero De Padules. Siglo XX Fuente Y Lavadero De Padules. Siglo XX
  5. Cruz De Humilladero. 16th Century

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    It is also called D. Juan de Austria or reduction, it is said that this simple monument which constitutes the main vestige of the subjugation of the Moorish to Felipe II, to put an end to the war of Las Alpujarras in the nearby area of Las Paces, located on the old road to Fondón.

    It is made of a stepped base of stone on which sits across with pointed ends. It is aesthetically very simple but keeps a deep symbolism with important traces of the Moorish world in La Alpujarra. Normally these shrine crosses were placed at the entrance of the villages to commend to God before they started a trip.

    Again after a visit to this shrine or the Alpujarras cross will have to go back on our steps to continue the marked route. A pleasant journey through the northern edge of the plateau of Padules will lead us to the restored threshold floor of the Nuevo Neighbourhood.

    LOCATION

    Localización Cruz De Humilladero. Siglo XVI

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    Cruz De Humilladero. Siglo XVI
  6. Adolfo Threshold Floor. 19th Century

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    Also called Adolfothreshold floor, this set presents two threshold floors, one with a floor of lastra, adapted directly on the surface of the rock, and the other stoned with chants, restored and which has been added a decorative pergola.

    Next to the disappeared new winery, all of them were used to do the important process of 'parva', which has guaranteed for centuries the food supply of the village.

    LOCATION

    Localización Eras Del Barrio Nuevo. Siglo XIX

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    Eras Del Barrio Nuevo. Siglo XIX
  7. Nuevoneighbourhood. 20th Century

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    We have a neighbourhood born due to the urban expansion in the second half of the 20th century of Padules toward the North, in relation to new access from the La Alpujarra road built during the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera. The name of the neighbourhood comes from 30 Union group houses, named Miguel Vizcaino Marquez, senior member of the Franquismo and born in Ohanes, they were built in 1961 by the Trade Union work of home, an organization created to raise public social housing.

    According to the "imperial" era, the street names allude to important discoverers and Spanish conquistadors: Hernán Cortés Pizarro or Juan Sebastián El cano.

    LOCATION

    Localización Barrio Nuevo. Siglo XX
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