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Berchules, Granada, Spain

22 September 2011

Inauguration Centro Temático del Vino Alpujárride Torvizcón

Nine months after the first stone was laid, the Centro Temático del Vino Alpujárride above Torvizcón was officially inaugurated this afternoon. The simple, yet stylish design of the buidling provides a pleasant atmosphere inside. Thanks to large windows and balconies, you´re continously in contact with its breathtaking surroundings; the vineyards and almond orchards of the finca Juan de Reyes, part of the Sierra de Contraviesa, Sierra Nevada, Sierra de Lújar and the Mediterranean Sea. The Centro Temático del Vino will be open (on reservation) Thursdays to Sundays from 12.00 to 17.00 hours and on bank holidays.
For more information:
Centro Temático del Vino Alpujárride
Carretera Haza del Lino a Murtas Km. 4, Torvizcón
Tel. Juan Parrillas 622-959500 or e-mail:

Related links:
- Arquitectos José María Olmedo Espigares, José Miguel Vázquez Martín DTR_studio see proyecto BODE

Related articles:
- Wineries or ´bodegas´ in the Alpujarras

Related key words: wine museum, wijn museum, bodega, wine region, wijngebied, wine tastings, wijnproeferij, cata de vinos, restaurant

13 September 2011

Walking route PR-A 28 of Bérchules cleaned and signposted

This summer volunteers cleaned one of the must beautiful walking routes of Bérchules. At the moment two collages of this project can be seen at the town hall of Bérchules. This route is described in the visitor guide of the Parque Nacional de Sierra Nevada that was published in 2004. In this Guía de Visita it is called ´Río Grande de los Bérchules´. Unlike most other walking routes in this guide book, it was not signposted, nor mentioned on the website or brochures of the National Park. It has been waymarked this summer with yellow and white paint marks and wooden posts. This PR-A 28 of 12 kilometres is now one of the official Pequeños Recorridos in Andalucía.
The first part coincides with the waymarked Ruta de la Junta de los Ríos which is a Sendero Local. The green-and-white waymarks at the beginning have been changed into yellow-and-white, which might be confusing for people that do want to do the Junta de los Ríos walk. The last part coincides with the GR-7 that runs between Bérchules and Mecina Bombarón. It is 4 kilometres shorter than our Tajos de Reyecillo walk as we make a detour to follow the beautiful old irrigation channel up to the Cima del Tejar. Another difference is that our walk is described the other way around as we think the part between the village and the Cima del Tejar is easier to ascend than to descend (the gps track of our Tajos de Reyecillo route).