Alhama de Granada

The main city of the region. The town has 6150 inhabitants and a rich history. The old town has many historic, urban and monumental remains. Religious monuments are; the Church of the Incarnation, church Carmelite and the remains of the adjoining convent Carmelite, the Convent of San Diego and the Sorrows Church. 


Other monuments that can be watched are the Jail, the Granary, The House of the Inquisition, the Hospital de la Reina, the Dungeons and numerous noble houses. In the urban area include the Plaza de Prisoners, the viewpoint of the Tagus, the stack Carrera (s. XIX), the Roman Bridge (sI) and Aqueduct (s. XVI). 


Just outside the town are the Aract bath or the hot springs located. You can even taking a bath in the river in plain winter! The old town of Alhama de Granada is considered of cultural interest (BIC) and included in the General Catalog Andaluz Heritage under the typology of Historic.


The hot spring next to the river
The hot spring next to the river

Festivities in Alhama de Granada

  • The dia de Candelaria is celebrated on the night before the 2nd of February;
  • The wine fiesta is celebrated on the first Saturday in February;
  • The carnival which has been declared as Turistic Interest Andaluz, has no fixed days of celebration because it depend on the date of Ash Wednesday that changes every year. It always falls on a Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and the Sunday after, "Domingo de Piñata" undoubtedly one of the most iconic moments;
  • On the 24th of June is the Feria of San Juan celebrated;
  • During the months of June, July and August are several cultural activities organized;
  • In the first week of August there is a Musical Festival
  • Around the 8th of September is the big Feria celebrated for 4 days.
View on Alhama de Granada
View on Alhama de Granada

Points of Interest in Alhama

The outside hotsprings in Alhama de Granada
The outside hotsprings in Alhama de Granada

The Arabic baths of Alhama are one of the best examples of Andalusian heritage preserved in Andalusia. It is located 2 km from the town in the direction of Granada. This historic building is located inside a Spa Hotel. It is dated around the 13th/14th century, the end of the Almohad period and early Nazari, because of the use of certain typological elements as horseshoe arches that were typical of Almohad art. 


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Basic Information Alhama de Granada

Alhama de Granada (37°00′00″N 3°58′59″O)

Altitude: 895 meters

Population: 6191 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 59 km

Distance to the beach: 48 km (Torre del Mar)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 93 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 47 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


  • Supermarkets: yes
  • Banks: yes
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Bars: yes

Location Alhama de Granada

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