In the mountain above the city of Guadix, people live in house-caves. The white pillars that you see sticking up are either air vents or chimneys. We arrived before the museum opened, but a woman who was cranking out the awning of her store directed us to her “cueva”, to have a look inside for free.
Her husband was waiting to welcome us in. He’s there in the photo, behind the gatepost.
Kitchen, dining area, bedroom and bath.
The man’s family has lived there for four generations.
We explored the church, also a cave dug into the mountain.
The Museum of Traditional Culture was a gem, situated in a cueva that was furnished as it had been in 1928 when the family bought it for less than $2.00. We saw a film about the history of caves, from practical to religious. The rooms were full of artifacts.
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