Granada Province - Rubite

The tiny hamlet of Rubite is an ideal destination for nature lovers, with the perfect combination of the sierra together with both sandy and rocky beaches.

Situated in the shadow of La Maroma, the highest peak in the Sierra Tejeda, the village has many points of historical interest, such as the three 12th century wells located around the village. Next to one of these is the Loma del Aljibe viewpoint, from which you can see all of the Alpujarra sierra and down to the sea, which is 15km away. In the centre of the village, visitors can discover the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Inmaculada, which has an image of the Virgen del Carmen from the 16th century still wearing her original clothing.

Take one of the various routes out of the village, ideal for hikers and mountain bikers, where you can walk through olive, almond and carob groves. During the festival of la Inmaculada Concepción residents celebrate with a climb from Castell de Ferro to Rubite. Alternatively you can enjoy the sea on Playa de Casarones – a rocky beach – or on Playa del Lance, a sandy beach.

Take one of the various routes out of the village, ideal for hikers and mountain bikers, where you can walk through olive, almond and carob groves. During the festival of la Inmaculada Concepción residents celebrate with a climb from Castell de Ferro to Rubite. Alternatively you can enjoy the sea on Playa de Casarones – a rocky beach – or on Playa del Lance, a sandy beach.

The streets and houses in Rubite bring to mind previous civilisations, with their roots in Moorish heritage, as do the local crafts such as ceramics, which are sold in workshops around the village.

Gastronomy

The sea and the sierra mix in Rubite’s gastronomy. Typical dishes such as sopa zalamandroña (soup made with sardines and pumpkin), migas (a dish made with breadcrumbs, garlic, olive oil and other ingredients) and choto al ajillo (veal with garlic).

Fiestas

Patron saint’s days are celebrated in August, while the Carnaval Campesino coincides with Día de Andalucía, 28 February.

DIRECTIONS

Rubite is 101km from Granada city. Take the A-44 (direction Motril) and once you pass this village turn off to the N-323, and finally to the GR-SE-42.

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