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(Pink dotted line on the map)

This route starts out at the Plaza Mayor (50m from the tourist office) and is well marked by red ceramic plaques along the way. At the start it passes through the city centre, an area constructed between the 16th and 17th centuries, and whose houses are arranged in rectangular blocks around wide straight streets. It goes on down past the archaeological museum which is housed in an old chapel (worth a visit) , and then past the old Manor house of the Cabrera family.

It then runs along the edge of the Sánchez Faba Park, passing through the neighbourhood of San Antón which was built in the 1970’s, and goes up a hill, where every Easter Good Friday one of the oldest Easter processions in Spain takes place. It ends up at a viewpoint which is easily recognisable because of its 3 crosses, and from here you can make out the beautiful plains of the Galera river valley and the surrounding mountains.

Turning to the left towards Calle Cruces Alto, the route continues uphill passing through the curious Santísimo neighbourhood – known for its old cave-houses. At the end of the Avenida de Andalucía a there starts a steep and quiet lane which you take to reach San Isidro´s Mirador or viewpoint, and later, at the highest point in the area, to the Mirador de Santa Elena, a quiet corner where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views over the village. At the end of this street , going past the other side of the Cerro de la Virgen, you com across another of the most picturesque corners of Galera: the Portacho. From this small square, there are views to the east the Cerro del Real (Royal hill), where the old Iberian-Roman city of Tútugi can be found.

Going down again towards the centre, to the foot of the Ermita de la Virgen (hermitage of the Virgin), the circuit zigzags across the neighbourhood of San Isidro which is a good example of Arabic town planning with very compact buildings made of limestone, gypsum, clay and wood. The area is a jumble of narrow twisting streets. The church lies at one end of the San Isidro road, once more within the city centre boundary. A national monument since 1931, it is notable for its beautiful Mudéjar craftsmanship.

The last stretch of the route takes you round to the other bank of the River Galera, going past the Iron Bridge, an interesting construction from the beginning of the 20th century, and past the pillar of the park, Parque de la Cruz, which in the past was used as a drinking trough for animals. The end of the route brings you back to the Plaza Mayor, crossing the river via a footbridge at the back of the swimming pool and the recreational complex. Here you can find quite a few restaurants and cafes where you may taste the famous local Galera wine known as mosto.

Financiado por la Consejería de Turismo y Deporte de la Junta de Andalucía, y la Cofinanciación de la Unión Europea.

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