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Hafas de la Moralea Caves

Las Hafas are an example of the rich troglodyte heritage of the Granada High Plains. Its location also offers magnificent views of the Benamaurel meadows. The structures known as Hafas are primitive rooms built inside a vertical crevice that passes through the hillside near the Guardal River. According to experts they were fortified positions strategically prepared for defence. They were connected to the river by underground galleries which allowed defenders to collect water without being seen when surrounded by attacking troops.

Las Hafas de la Moraleda, or Moralea, are located behind the cave neighbourhood of Alhanda, whose caves link the both sides of the hill. There is a 800 metre long path that leads to Las Hafas de la Moraleda, which is also a fantastic scenic overlook area. Visitors can access this path from the streets Calle Alhanda, Calle Piñar, Camino de la Moraleda and Camino del Rasmal. From this overlook you can enjoy views of the Guardal River and its meandering streams and reedbeds. It is also possible to observe old irrigation channels, characteristic vegetation, and, opposite, on the other side of the meadow, the neighbourhood of Cuevas de San Marcos. And, looking down the river, at the end, you will see the emblematic Jabalcón Hill which sits watch over this part of the Granada High Plains.