Guadix , also Guadix ( Spanish: Guadix ) - a city and municipality in Spain , is part of the province of Granada as part of the autonomous community of Andalusia . The municipality is part of the Guadix district ( mosquito ). It covers an area of 317 km². The population is 20,407 people (as of 2010 ). The provincial capital is 60 km from the property.
|The mayor||Santiago Perez Lopez |
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|Timezone||UTC + 1 , in summer UTC + 2|
|Population||20,407 people ( 2010 )|
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Guadix was founded during the time of the ancient Romans and flourished under the Moors and after the Reconquista , but fell into decline by the 18th century.
The city is located on a high plateau and is famous for the cave quarter of Barrio Santiago, where the population from prehistoric times lives in more than 2000 cave apartments dug in the mountains, which can now be detected by television antennas sticking out from the ground and chimneys. In addition, Guadix sights include the Guadix Cathedral erected on the site of the mosque in the city center, the construction of which was completed in the XVIII century, the Moorish fortress of the X-XI centuries, as well as the church of Santiago, made in the style of Mudejar . The city has opened a Pottery Museum and Ethnological Museum.
Famous Natives and Residents
- Fandil Cordoba (d. 13.06.853) is a Christian martyr.
- Ibn Tufeyl (c. 1110-1185) - scientist, doctor, mystic philosopher.
- Pedro de Mendoza (1487-1537) - navigator, conquistador, founder of Buenos Aires .
- Alarcon, Pedro Antonio de (1833-1891) - poet and politician.