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This village is comprised of three areas: Albuñol, inland, and La Rábita and El Pozuelo on the coast. It has become a popular destination with those searching for sun and beach, as well as those interested in rural tourism.
Things to see
The most important building is the Iglesia Parroquial de San Patricio, which dates from the 17th century and had various alterations in the 19th. It's also worth a walk to the Casa de las Margaritas, where the Granada writer Pedro Antonio Alarcón once stayed. In the coastal area of La Rábita, the most interesting building is the Castillo Nazarí (Nasrid castle), from the 12th century.
Albuñol has beautiful landscapes including La Majada del Campo; la Cueva de los Murciélagos, with archaeological remains from the Neolithic era; and hiking routes such as Las Angosturas, el Gato and Los Sevillanos.
Being an area of vineyards and almond trees, it's no surprise that wine and almonds are the two most characteristic products in the diet of the albuñolenses. Freshly-caught fish from the coast is also an important staple ingredient in local dishes. Amongst the most traditional are ligas con pescado (fish), choto al ajillo (kid with garlic), sardinas espichadas (mashed sardines), leche frita ("fried milk", flour mixed with milk and sugar which is then deep-fried), and almendrados de higos secos (almond biscuits made with dried figs). Locally produced chorizo (spicy pork sausage) and morcilla (black pudding) are a favourite with residents.
The patron saints' festivals which take place in each area are amongst the most important fiestas in Albuñol, along with la Feria del Vino y la Tapa which takes place at the end of October. Patron saints' festivals in honour of San Patricio take place on 17March in Albuñol; in El Pozuelo honouring Santiago Apóstol on 25July; and in La Rátiba, on 15May in honour of San Isidro Labrador.
Albuñol is 100km from Granada city. Take the A-44 (direction Motril) and then the A-345 directly to Albuñol.