2. Day trip to Alpujarra from Granada + visit ham drying room
Famous names travelled to Lanjarón trying the water with one intention: Improving health problems or trying to give themselves a few more years of life. García Lorca family, artists such as the writer Virginia Woolf, philosopher Bertrand Russell and musician Manuel de Falla are some of them. Legend says that the health of who drink this water improves.
Well, the legend and a report by the World Health Organization. It highlighted Lanjarón as one of the municipalities on the planet with the highest life expectancy. Furthermore, various researchers point the name Lanjarón to different origins, although all versions have something in common: water.
But the visit is much more than just adding a few days of life, we are going to walk through Plaza de la Constitución and to see some cannons, niches and the Ermita del Tajo de la Cruz.
Pampaneira is a picture postcard image. Situated between the mountains, their white houses are filled with colors thanks to their balconies. ¡Full of plants!
But the visitor's attention is in San Antonio fountain, also known as Chumpaneira. On its mural you can read: "It has such a magnitude that a bachelor who drinks with the intention of getting married does not fail, because he instantly has a girlfriend, you see! Who needs a dating app when you have this fountain in town? Let us know if it works!
We are going to visit the Plaza de la Libertad, the Church of Santa Cruz and, of course, we will get lost in the streets while we're talking about history and curiosities of the most charming corners.
It's interesting to know that “In Trevélez, you will touch the sky”, or that is what the viewpoint at the entrance says. ¿Reason? You will be 1,476 metres above sea level.
And, by the way, did you know that…? From the top you can see Africa, and it is the point in Spain where the most shooting stars pass by per minute. Spectacular place, isn't it?
But Trevélez is known for its exquisite hams cured at an altitude. In fact, it has a Protected Designation of Origin.
We will visit a ham drying room to learn about the ham production process. We will also be able to taste local products.
In the drying room shop, customers can buy local charcuterie.