Santiago district : Michelin's recommendations
This is one of the most characteristic districts of the town with its seigneurial houses like the Peñaflor palace, which stands around an elegant patio and is distinguished by its curious wooden balcony; Through the adjacent Little Seminary, you will reach the old Arab 11C alcazaba where you can only deplore the state of abandonment. From its towers you will enjoy the best panoramic views over Guadix and its troglodyte district. Going back along Calle Barradas, some stairs lead to the small Plaza de Santiago at the end of which stands St James' Church whose magnificent plateresque doorway is topped by the arms of Charles V (an eagle with two heads and a Golden Fleece). Inside there are three attractive Mudejar ceilings. The Calle Ancha which leaves the square has fine examples of 19C seigneurial houses.