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Valle de Lecrín

Valle de Lecrín

Acebuches is one of three villages that were joined together in 1976 to be part of a single municipality called El Pinar. The other two were Pinos del Valle, the 'capital' where the town hall office is located and Izbor village.

Ïzbor is one of three villages that were joined together in 1976 to be part of a single municipality called El Pinar. The other two were Pinos del Valle, the 'capital' where the town hall office is located and Acebuches.

Tablate is an abandones village located in the municipality of El Pinar in the Lecrin Valley comarca. There are a few remnants of the village to be seen such as a roadside Venta and bridge.

Pinos del Valle is the larger of three villages that were joined together in 1976 to be part of a single municipality called El Pinar. The other two were Izbor and Acebuches village. Pinos del Valle is the 'capital' village where the town hall is located.

Restábal is one of three villages that were merged in 1972 to form a municiap district called El Valle. The other two villages are Saleres and Melegís. Restábal as the larger and being located between the other two is 'capital' village and is where the town hall offices are located.

Melegís is one of three villages that were merged in 1972 to form a municiap district called El Valle. The other two villages are Saleres and Restabal. Restábal as the larger and being located between the other two is 'capital' village and is where the town hall offices are located.

Saleres is one of three villages that were joined together in 1976 to be part of a single municipality called El Valle. The other two were Restábal and Melegís. Restábal being the larger and the centrally located became the 'capital' where the town hall office is located.

This area or Comarca encompases the upper part of a picturesque deep valley south of Granada city and west of the Sierra Nevada. This valley comprises many small tributaries that flow into the Embalse de Béznar. Within the valley or more correctly valleys are numerious small villages , which, in some cases, have less than 200 residents. These are tranquil and unspoilt destinations for nature and outdoor sports such as walking, hiking and fishing.

Villamena is home to the Arroyo de la Laguna caves, the source of mineral waters from the Padul lake. Made up of two populations, Cozvíjar and Cónchar, the former is the village ‘capital’. Walking through Cozvíjar, visitors will find three important buildings: the Casa Grande, an 18th-century palace owned by the counts of Villa Amena; the Iglesia Parroquial de San Juan, adjacent to the Casa Grande and built in the mid 16th century.

The town of Padul is an ideal destination for lovers of nature and adrenalin sports. Located in the Sierra del Manar, the foothills of Sierra Nevada, the area offers visitors activities such as hiking, horse-riding, mountain-biking, paragliding and hang-gliding. Padul also has the advantage of being very close to the capital city of Granada.

Nigüelas is a village which reveals charm in every corner. Its location is extremely privileged - it is the highest municipality in the Valle de Lecrín. The 3000-metre-high “Pico del Caballo” mountain impresses visitors with its grandeur - in winter it is capped with snow, while in summer or on a clear day, it offers view down to the sea.

Lecrin is the town which was named after the comarca (area) Valle de Lecrin (Lecrin Valley) in which is is located. As a municipality Lecrin was only formed in the 1970s. It was combined with six older villages - Mondújar, Talará, Béznar, Acequias, Chite and Murchas to form the - have been around for much longer. 

El Valle is not a village as such but a municipal district created in 1972 when three small but separate villages were merged together. The villages are Saleres, Restabal and Melegís.

As well as a rich historical and artistic heritage, resplendent in various religious buildings, El Pinar offers one of the most spectacular landscapes in the Alpujarra: the steep, narrow Tablate ravine, with its ancient bridge dating from the 15th century which serves as the main gateway to the Alpujarras

The village of Dúrcal is a perfect location for lovers of rural tourism, hiking and other sports; it also has a rich historical heritage for those who prefer a more cultural type of tourism. The village is located in the Dúrcal River valley, on the slope from the Sierra Nevada and in the fertile Valle de Lecrín. The land in Dúrcal was used for growing sugar throughout the Arab occupation.