The Altiplano region of Baza is one of the unspoiled jewels of Andalucia.
Situated in the north of the Granada Province, is the town of Baza, the capital of the overall area of the same name. The other, smaller villages in the Baza area are: Benamaurel,Caniles, Cortes de Baza, Cuevas del Campo, Cúllar, Freila, and Zújar.
Baza town sits at an altitude of 844 metres about sea level and has a population of around 21,600; accounting for almost 50% of the overall 45,000 population of the entire region of Baza. One of the most appreciated aspects of this magical main town of Baza is the towering mountain at just 12 kilometres away, which dominates the landscape like a protective watchtower. This natural backdrop of the surrounding mountains of the Sierra de Baza and the Sierra de Castril is simply breathtaking. When taking it all in, it is hard to believe that you are a mere 107 kilometres from Granada City.
By car take the A92 north bound Granada – Murcia Autovía (motorway). There are three turn offs
Feb/Mar (depending on Lent/Easter) – Carnaval.
3rd May – Cruces de Mayo (May Floral Crosses).
23rd-24th June – Noche de San Juan (Night of St. John).
6th Sept – Cascamorras – declared a Fiesta of Cultural and Touristic Interest, is a lively re-enactment of the attempt by a man of the town of Guadix to steal the statue of the Virgen de la Piedad. He, and all the participants in this spectacular fiesta, are pelted with “mud”, with which they are totally covered from head to foot.
6th-15th Sept – Main fiestas in honour of the Virgen de la Piedad.
4th Dec – Santa Bárbara.