Granada Province - Armilla

This town, located close to Granada City, played an important role in the numerous battles that took place here during the re-conquest of Andalucía by the Christians. The Armilla population is believed to date back to before the Roman occupation.

The village was a passageway for silk merchants on their way to the coast; unfortunately, knowledge of silk spinning was lost after the Christian militants ended the Muslim occupation.

In Armilla there is a monument with a legend of its own; las Tres cruces, (three crosses) with Christ in the centre. According to the village elders, Christ had his feet crossed and a single nail put through them. However, during the war, the position of Christ's legs changed to their current position: separated.

La Iglesia de San Miguel de Arcángel is also worth visiting. Originally built in the 16th century in a Moorish style, it was renovated in 1931 with a taller tower, added to allow the chiming of the bells to be heard further afield.

Armilla is a great place to go hiking. You might even spot a plane from the nearby Air Force base flying overhead.


Traditional dishes from Armilla include la olla de San Antón, (a traditional stew); conejo a la labradora, (rabbit cooked with parsley and garlic); and perdices con coles, (partridge with cabbage).


Every year, in the old sugar factory of Santa Juliana, la Feria General de Muestras is celebrated; emphasis during this fiesta is on traditional arts and crafts.

In January, Armilla celebrates one of its most important ferias, las hogueras de San Antón. On this day there is a competition for the biggest and longest burning bonfire. The patron saint fiestas take place in September.


Armilla is 5km from Granada city. Take the A-44 (Direction Armilla) and leave at exit 132.

Hover the cursor over Armilla to see bigger map and click to go to the maps page.

Search hotels in Armilla

Show only available hotels