Granada Province - Peligros

Peligros was very important during the Nasrid dynasty (13th-15th centuries) and for the first few years after the Christian re-conquest, supplying Granada City with many agricultural products. Today, it is home to families who work in the provincial capital. The town is located in the north of the Granada valley and is surrounded by orchards and groves.

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When you visit Peligros, you shouldn't miss the Iglesia Parroquial dedicated to the patron saint of the village, San Ildefonso. The church was built in the 16th century over the remains of an older one, and has been subject to many alterations, especially in the 17th century. Inside, you can see the baroque-style altar and some valuable sculptures such as la Virgen del Rosario.

Take a trip to the Palacio de Daralgací, situated in the Cortijo de Don Benito. This ancient Moorish mansion was the country estate of Aixa, a Sultan's wife, whose famous son - Boabdil, the last king of Granada - hid here when his father was seeking to get rid of him.

Another interesting place to visit is the Casa Árabe, built at the end of the 19th century in the mudejar style which was so popular at that time. It acts as a small fortification and is built over the supposed medieval gate of Granada.

GASTRONOMY

To sample the typical diet of the peligreños, you should try delicacies such as: arroz con carne de caza (rice with game); conejo (rabbit); or perdices (partridge).

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FIESTAS

If you want to experience the most traditional fiestas, visit Peligros in January for the patron saints festival. These are in honour of San Ildefonso. In May, residents celebrate la Fiesta de las Mozuelas (The Party of the Wenches). This is a religious festival which involves a procession of single young women (the wenches). The wenches go to Santísimo Sacramento (Holy Communion) and throw flower petals.

DIRECTIONS

Peligros is located 5km from Granada city. From here take the E-902/A44 (Direction Jaén) and then exit 121 towards the village centre.

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