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Tourism

Granada

Granada is one of the nicest cities of the world. The palaces of The Alhambra and Generalife, his neighborhoods of Arabic architecture like the Albayzín, (Heritage of the humanity), the Sacromonte, Realejo and the Alcaicería in the center, or the tea shops in Elvira street and his monuments as the Cathedral, The Jerónimos, etc. They are attractions widely known. But it is much more; the young people, as a very active university city, the nightlife and the multiple and famous tours of 'tapas' for bars and places overflowed with happiness and warmful people.

Other places of interest:

Bañuelo Baños Árabes (Carrera del Darro)
- Carmen de los Mártires (Paseo de los Mártires)
- Colegiata del Salvador (Plaza del Salvador "Albaicín")
- Museo Arqueológico (Carrera del darro, 14)
- Casa Museo Manuel de Falla (C/ Antequeruela Alta)
- Museo Gómez Moreno Fundación Rodríguez Acosta (Callejón Niño del Rollo, 8)
- Casa de los Pisas (Museo de S. Juan de Dios. Calle Convalescencía)
- Casa Museo Max Moreau
- Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares. Casa de los Tiros (C/ Pavaneras s/n)
- Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, José Guerrero (C/ Oficios, 8)
- Palacio de Dar Al Horra (Callejón de Las Monjas "Albaicín")
- Museo de la Zambra (Flamenco) La Cueva de María "la Canastera" (Camino del Sacromonte)

Sierra Nevada

Take advantage of how near the Sierra Nevada is. Our clients will be able to ski or simply to enjoy the snow. The ski resort of Sierra Nevada offers more than 70 km of ski tracks.
An offer of services and activities related to: 
- Downhill skiing 
- Sledges pulled by dogs 
- Snowshoeing Hikes
- Ski School

 

Quentar Dam

Quéntar´s dam was inaugurated on May 11, 1976. The dam was built between the hill of the Bermejales and the hill of Castillejo. This concrete wall is more than 100 meters high and can hold 13 millions of cubic meters of water. The construction of this reservoir, not only was necessary for the supply of water and electricity production, but also it has ended with the floods that used to destroy the bordering gardens down the river. Quéntar´s reservoir has also a few playtime areas you can reach by the road to Tocón, or by the road of the dam itself. It is a very nice area with by big plots of lawn (that cannot be trodden) and a source in stone. When we were children we used to spend a nice time by the small reservoir with goldfishes.

But it is at the entry of the dam road the area in which the people spend more time. This is an area for family barbecues, with a water spring too, and the tables and seats are made out of millstones. Even if here it is not the top point, you have an impressive panorama. The hill called “Puntal de la Morena” is one of the highest points around the Dam. Here you will see “the cave of the doves”, a deep hollow in the mountain that comes down to the bottom of the valley.

History

The origins of Quentar go back to the period in which the Iberian Peninsula was dominated by the Muslims. The first information in writing is from the 13th century. His current name comes from the Arab Qaryat Al-Qantar. 'QARYAT' means farm-house, which is nothing but a village without a defense, whereas 'AL-QANTAR' means bridge, therefore the meaning of QUÉNTAR´s name is exactly 'The FARM-HOUSE OF THE BRIDGE '. It was divided in three parts: The Small Farm-house, the Big Farm-house and the Iqlim de Dur.

The Catholic Kings took this village almost at the same time as Granada, so it joined the Crown of Castile. Later on, during the revolt of the Moriscos, some rebels sheltered in the village, proceeding from different points of the mountains, which provoked that Juan of Austria entered with his troops producing big destructions. The later expulsion of more than 300 neighbours left the spot practically uninhabited.

In Quentar you can visit the Dam, the spring of Aguas Blancas river and its playtime area, with barbecues and tables outdoors; and the Church of the Incarnation, constructed in 1582.

turismo en quentar