The rough guide indicated there was a very good castle to see at La
Calahorra, so we took a detour from the Murcia - Granada motorway, and drove
up into a valley, leading to a pass I didn't want to tackle without snow
tyres. Luckily, we reached La Calahorra before the climb to the pass
Lorenzo Vázquez and the Genoese Michele Carlone were the architects, and construction took place between 1509 and 1512. The castle belonged to the Marquis of Cenete (apparently the name of the plain which it dominates). There was no sign of any lunch being available in the village,
and more rain was threatening
We moved onwards toward Guadix and Granada.
© Mike Murphy, 2010. Last modified: 2010-04-05