According to archaeologists, 500,000 years ago, this high plain, El Altiplano Granadino was a great lake where elephants, rhinos, bears and lions came to drink and hunt. The earliest humans to reach the European continent from Africa may have settled here. Recent finds around the village of Orce have led scientists to believe that Stone Age people lived here one and a half million years ago. Have a look at the Orces Museo de la Prehistoria (Pre-history Museum) at a fragment of the oldest human skull to be found in Europe. The adventurous can spend the night in a cave dwelling. This is a remote, under-populated, poor and starkly beautiful part of the province.
Attractions & Landmarks, Sports and the Outdoors