Connect with nature and inspire your senses with all that Sorbas has to offer
THE CAVES OF SORBAS: A PROTECTED LANDSCAPE
The Caves of Sorbas are located in the nature park of Karst in Yesos de Sorbas. It consist of an area specially protected by the Ministry of Environment. It is the largest underground system in Spain and the second largest gypsum system in the world.
There are more than 1,000 caves, most of which are interconnected, and a spectacular, varied array of crystalline formations: stalactites, stalagmites, columns and cave corrals. Their great educational and scientific value, along with
There are more than 1,000 caves, most of which are interconnected, and a spectacular, varied array of crystalline formations: stalactites, stalagmites, columns and cave corrals. Their great educational and scientific value, along with their speleological interest, have made them into one of the world's most important gypsum karst areas in the world, a real geological treasure.
An ideal place if you are a lover of caving, and always perfect to include it in weekend excursions, it is also ideal for all those who are just starting in this exciting activity. In fact, the different routes of the Caves of Sorbas, are adapted for all type of hikers. The routes through which you can pass take you by the most emblematic and represented caves of the Karst, these tours are always headed by professional federated monitors that will guide you along the route you choose.
TABERNAS DESERT & FILM SETS
20 minutes away from Hostal Sorbas there is a very famous place, where Almería has staked its claim in the international film history, as a cinematic location.The Desert of Tabernas, where many film sets are constructed. The famous spaghetti westerns of the 60s and 70s are almost invariably originated in Tabernas.
This land has seen some of the greatest legends of the silver screen, such as Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Brigitte Bardot
This land has seen some of the greatest legends of the silver screen, such as Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Brigitte Bardot, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Yul Brynner, Faye Dunaway, Sean Connery, Bud Spencer, Terence Hill, Gregory Peck and Harrison Ford, they have all reenacted their stories in the Andalusian dust. All the greatest gunslingers in film history have filmed here in Spain.
Under the direction of the Italian cult director Sergio Leone, spaghetti westerns emerged as the Dollars Trilogy starring Clint Eastwood: A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More (1965) or the classic; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from 1966.
The really big breakthrough for the Andalusian desert as a film set came with the filming of Lawrence of Arabia with Peter O'Toole.
This exotic desert landscape in the middle of Europe inspired many filmmakers who now have moved their projects to the parched lands of Andalusia.