Two weeks ago on the International Tourism Trade Fair, the Fitur in Madrid, the Granada tourist board presented a new publication ´Guía Turística de la Alpujarra de Granada´ - ´El Monte del Sol o La Alpujarra Mágica´.
Yesterday we met Antonio Jiménez Dumont, the chairman of the Mancomunidad de Municipios de la Alpujarra Granadina. He gave us a copy of this new guide. It is a comprehensive work of almost five hundred pages that comprises cultural and historical aspects and information on wildlife. Besides, it has a lot of useful touristic information like on all the signposted walking routes and all sorts of interesting thematic tours to get to know the area. Each village has got about six pages with background information, important telephone numbers and website links. As there are continously many new initiatives in the area like el Museo del Agua in Lanjarón and the Vía Verde walking route between Tímar and Lobras, it is a good thing that this new publication has been developed. Many images are not as up-to-date as the information, but this has probably be done to keep the cost down. Antonio couldn´t tell us yet what the price will be. We also don´t know when it will be available in the different tourist information centres in the Alpujarras and in the bookshops, but some time soon.
Mancomunidad de Municipios de la Alpujarra Granadina 958 850521 http://www.alpujarraturistica.com/
PS About a month ago we found out that an English version has become available. We obtained a copy of the Guide Book to the Alpujarra of Granada from Pagamenos in Cádiar for 15,00 euros. The ISBN of the English publication is: 978-84-613-7416-8