This mining tradition town offers history and beautiful places for ecotourism.
Nestled in an area of ecological transition between the arid Altiplano and the agricultural Middle Region, Guadalcázar grew thanks to its important mining activity in colonial times. Such was the bonanza of this town (located northeast of the capital) that it had its own Currency House at the end of the 18th century.
Of this property located in the Carmen square, we are sure that its pediment will surprise you. The same as the baroque altarpiece, with Solomonic columns, which is housed in the church of San Pedro Apóstol (a true jewel!). Next to this building stands the Museum of Sacred Art, which protects great collections of religious art, photographs and numerous objects of local history. Do not forget to visit it!
But if you are an ecotourism lover, we recommend exploring El Realejo, in the mountainous region of the municipality. There, you can go hiking or climbing on the hill of Las Comadres (easily accessible). But if you are already an expert, the best option is to visit the hill San Cristóbal (ask about these places with your accredited service provider).
Underground, you can not miss exploring the caves of Las Candelas (shallow, but very attractive), Guadalupe and San Cayetano, which local tourist guides know very well. Other options for outdoor fun are the mountain bike tours around Guadalcázar and horseback riding to reach the abandoned mines of La Galana or La Trinidad, now in ghost condition.
And to spend the night under a starry sky (with a climate between mild and cold), nothing better than camping in Monternach, which has the necessary infrastructure to live this incredible experience.
Are you ready to visit the old mining town of Guadalcázar?
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