Cañada de la Cruz

Time comes to a standstill at the foot of the Macizo de Revolcadores

The cañada guides the livestock

The name of this village refers to the route along which livestock was taken between Granada and Caravaca de la Cruz (cañada in Spanish meaning “drover’s road”). The narrow relationship between Cañada and livestock, especially sheep, can still be seen today in the structure of some of the houses that still have barns and stables.

The legacy of the True Cross

Cañada was the first town in the region to add “de la Cruz” (of the Cross) to its name, to honour the history of the appearance of the “Vera Cruz”, the True Cross of Caravaca. This town is the starting point of one of the pilgrimage paths to the nearby town of Caravaca de la Cruz.

A landscape of contrasts

The colourful mosaic of pasturelands dotted with holm oaks and the highest summit in the Region are transformed into a vast white landscape when it snows in winter, something especially charming in these lands.

Benizar
Calar de la Santa
Cañada de la Cruz
El Sabinar
Moratalla
Castillo de Moratalla
Santuario de la Rogativa
Ayuntamiento
Casona Rueda
Convento franciscano de San Sebastián
Iglesia Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
Ermita de Santa Bárbara
Iglesia de la Purísima
Ermita de San Bartolomé
Iglesia de Santa Ana
Rincón florido
Teatro Trieta
Mirador de la Plaza de la Iglesia
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