A place blessed by nature
Surrounded by the Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean Sea with impressive landscapes bordered by almond trees, vineyards and the waters of the Andarax River, La Alpujarra is an earthly paradise that invites you to breathe peace and tranquility in a corner of Andalusia, where time seems to have stopped and the cool climate caresses the senses most of the year.
It is said that the Alpujarra has been populated since the Neolithic, although it is the Muslim presence, after the reconquest of Granada by the Catholic Monarchs, which leaves its most noticeable mark on the composition of these towns, since they understood urban planning as an organic development . Hence the reason why their houses use slabs of slate, pebbles, chestnut, poplar and walnut woods, with villages in the Andalusian labyrinth style with their steep and winding streets, their crafts of clear Moorish evocation and their typical mountain constructions. , but with flat roofs that there they call 'terraos' and that are usually used as drying racks or clotheslines. Each village has small orchards, launa houses and pets, friendly cats or dogs, which enjoy the most absolute peace imaginable.
La Alpujarra and its most emblematic towns
Numerous are the municipalities that extend through the mountain landscape of the Alpujarra of Almeria and Granada. Among them, some stand out such as Alhama de Almería, Laujar de Andarax and Fondón. And in the vicinity of Granada are Órgiva, Pampaneira and Trévelez.
Alhama de Almería, known as the 'Puerta de la Alpujarra'. Its name, Alhama comes from the Arabic "Alhamman" which is translated by «Water sacred » really the ideal name for this town as it is privileged for its medicinal mineral waters, with scientifically proven properties and that they have been able to take advantage of with the construction of a spa.
Laujar de Andarax, a town considered one of the most emblematic of the region, also known as Laujar. Famous for its wines, its good food and for being the last resting place in Spain of King Boabdil, who held the dominion of the Alpujarra after the conquest of Granada, establishing his capital here before fleeing to Africa.
In Laujar you can also enjoy wonderful hiking trails that will take you up close to the source and the charm of the waters of the Rio Andarax.
Fondon for its part, it is a key region in Andalusian history, specifically in the rebellion of the Moors, being then depopulated to be later repopulated by the Christians. Fondón is renowned for its wines and its Flamenco Festival, where famous artists of international renown come together every year.
As we approach Granada we will talk about Orgiva, the most populated city of the Alpujarra de Granada, considered the capital of the western part of this region and easily recognizable thanks to the sixteenth century twin towers of the Church of Our Lady of Expectation.
It is followed by the neighboring region of Pampaneira, the most picturesque white town in the Alpujarra, characterized by its narrow white streets, its lively main square and the most beautiful carpets in the region.
And last but not least we will name Trevelez, considered the highest town in Spain, standing at 1476 meters above sea level. Famous for being the best producer of Serrano Ham IGP of the AlpujarraAlong its streets you will find plenty of ham and souvenir shops. From the town, you can also start countless hiking trails that lead to the highest points of La Sierra Nevada.
Since FincasAlpujarra.com We invite you to visit and discover all the hidden beauties that the towns of the Alpujarra have, a unique region in Europe that will surely catch you, because you will always want to return. Its landscapes, its cobbled streets, its wonderful climate and its exquisite food with local ingredients and the warmth of its people, make the Alpujarra a privileged place.