White Gold Weekend itinerary

This itinerary can be implemented with the support of Macael Turismo.

DAY 1

> Morning

We start the tour by visiting the most importan marble related sites in Macael.

The first stop over is to visit the World's Largest Mortar. The mortar is made of white marble Macael and is registered in the Guinness Book as the world's largest mortar with 4.5 mts. high and 37 tons in weight. Marble Mortar is a very popular item traditionally made by craftsmen of Macael.

The second stop is the Marble Interpretation Center. It plays a triple role as a visitor reception center, tourist information point and interpretive space that enables a contextualization of Macael marble culture, which leads visitors to the quarries and crafts and sculpture workshops that are organized from there. Inside are 22 panels with information in Spanish and English, as well as different parts and elements, which make the visit more attractive, participative and experiential.

We then continue to do a tour through the route "Corners of Macael". 1.400 mts. long, it starts and finishes in the Marble Interpretation Centre. It runs the most typical and emblematic, closely linked sites in the historic town consisting of everything around the exploitation of marble, including the réplica of Fountain of the Lions from Alhambra.

> Lunch

For some ideas on where to eat you can visit the Leisure in Macael section.

> Afternoon

The afternoon is dedicated to visiting Macael sculpture workshops. We will have the opportunity to enter the world of stone carving, to know the different types of sculptures, carving techniques, admired as a escuptor work and try to do it ourselves.

Day 2

> Morning

We start our second day by taking a tour at the route "Marble Hike". 9 km long (round trip) and of medium difficulty, it links the village with the quarries through the old way through which descended the marble blocks in oxcarts, whose traces recorded in the rock are clearly observable. Other sites through which the route passes are: the old gypsum oven of pinaricos and the viewpoints of Cosentino and quarries. The tour takes 4 hours.

> Lunch

For some ideas on where to eat you can visit the Leisure in Macael section.

> Afternoon

What a better way to finish our 2 day itinerary than visiting the craft workshops? Macael, declared "Area of Artisan Interest" is proud to host many of the best craftsmen of the marble stone to be found in Europe. We will have the opportunity to observe how they work and participate in a small clinic craft.

Connections by bus

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  • 15:30 Granada-Macael 18,00 (Every day)
  • 07:45 Macael-Granada 10,30 (Monday to Friday)
  • 15:00 Almería-Macael 16,45 (Monday to Friday)
  • 06:45 Macael-Almería 08,40 (Monday to Friday)