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La Vega de Granada

La Vega de Granada

These magnificent waterfalls, Los Infiernos, are located just outside Loja on the Genil river and cover an area of 2.5ha. Apart from its diverse plant, bird and animal species, this stretch of river is also noteworthy for its geological features, where the river has dramatically eroded the limestone landscape to create a series of rapids and the waterfalls themselves.

Zagra is a village in Granada province and an important archaeological site. Numerous remains from the Prehistoric, Neolithic and Roman era have been discovered here.

Zafarraya is a village in Granada province popular with hikers due to its location in the Boquete de Zafarraya.

Villanueva Mesia is a village in Granada province and an ideal destination for those who enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling.

Ventas de Huelma is a village in Granada province and a popular destination for rural tourism. Visitors can stay in a traditional cave house and spend the days walking in the surrounding area.

Santa Cruz del Comercio is a village in Granada province is an ideal destination for those who want to enjoy outdoor sports such as hiking or hunting.

Salar is the source of the Bañuelo thermal springs, and is also home to the Monea caves featuring stalactites and stalagmites. From here, visitors can experience amazing panoramic views.

Moraleda de Zafayong has been declared Bien de Interés Cultural (a site of cultural interest) as a result of the large amount of archaeological remains that have been found here from various different eras.

Láchar is a village in Granada province and is an ideal destination for rural tourism due to its natural environment and location, situated between forests and fertile fields.

Jayena is a village in Granada province located in the valley formed by the Río Grande and offers a natural environment ideal for outdoor sports such as hiking.

Íllora is a village in Granada province once known as the Right eye of Granada, due to its importance as a defensive fortification.

Escúzar is a village in Granada province located 24km from Granada city in an area of astounding natural beauty, with the Sierra de Tejada to the south and the Sierra de la Pera to the north.

Chimineas is a village in Granada province located alongside the Barranco de las Zarzas, 27km from Granada city.

Cacín is a village in Granada province located to the left of the river Cacín, 39km from Granada city. Here you’ll find the remains of the Cueva de Cacín, from which the famous Vaso de Cacín was discovered, now on display in Madrid.

Arenas del Rey is a village in Granada province recently formed by the union of various smaller hamlets.

The municipality of Algarinejo is comprised of two areas in addition to the main area: La Viña y Fuentes de Cesna, which was inhabited by Arabs dedicated to the jewellery industry. Narrow streets, dating back to the Muslim epoch, lead to a series of caves that used to serve as refuges for the locals and are well maintained by the municipality making them safe and accessible to tourists.

Agrón is a town that dates back to the Muslims’ rule over southern Spain. The town didn’t develop until many centuries later when Spanish settlements started to emerge after the Reconquista.The village was also home to the Franciscan missionary Fray Luis de Paredes who was martyred in India towards the end of the 16th century.

This village was formed in 1976 with the union of three old villages, Ambroz, Belicena and Purchil. These developed during the 18th century, as a result of the joining of various hamlets and estates. Of the three, Belicena was the first population to be established. Originally built by the Romans, it was a typical agricultural village used to supply the local area with produce.

This village is the perfect destination for lovers of archaeology and sports such as horse riding, golf or sport shooting. Las Gabias is made up of many small villages, including Gabia Grande and Gabia Chica. It is a modern village with a rich history of the different civilisations and cultures that have lived there over the years.