The Giant Geode of Pulpí was declared this Tuesday to be a Natural Monument of Andalusia. Located in the Mina Rica, in the eastern sector of the Betic Cordillera and at the foot of the Sierra del Aguilón, it is a giant geode, about eight meters long by two meters high it is covered with enormous gypsum crystals and makes it a unique geological wonder. Its transparency and state of conservation make it a jewel of nature. In fact, it is considered the largest geode in the world.
There is more information about how to visit this unique attraction here.
The crystal cave is a major attraction in the Pilar de Jaravía area due to its size and the transparency of the rocks. It is located 50 meters beneath Mina Rica, a silver mine that closed in the 1960s. La Sierra del Aguilón has been a mining area all throughout history. Contemporary mining begins in 1840 with the use of trenches and silver galena cuts. After 1870, iron extraction starts taking place. Although it seemed as if Mina Rica was forgotten, in 1999 it regains popularity thanks to the discovery of the largest mineral geode in Europe. 20 years later, Mina Rica’s reopening project allows everyone to appreciate the wonderful heritage Pulpí’s miners left us with.
We have had various visitors staying at Finca Arboleda during the pandemic. They all agree that they feel safe here.
We have assigned four sunbeds for use of the Villa and two for the Apartment around the swimming pool and apart from this both accommodations have their own seating and bbq areas. We are leaving a gap between departures and arrivals to give us time to ensure that cleaning is even more thorough than usual.
We have also implemented the following guarantee.Covid 19: If travel is impossible on your reserved dates, due to the Covid 19 pandemic, then you can either change your date of travel and use the money you have paid towards new dates or receive a full refund of the money you have paid.
If you have any questions about staying here please get in touch.
Almeria is probably the warmest and driest part of Europe at this time of year. If you fancy a winter break in January or February we are offering the second week for half price for a limited period. Contact us for details.