A small town with 1387 inhabitants  (2014). The municipality comprises the towns of Chimeneas and Castillo de Tajarja. The origins of the village dates back to the era of Muslim domination. It was a small farmstead which was then inhabited by a few families.


There are sources that say that the name may come from the smoke from the chimneys of those first homes, that had become a benchmark for walkers, to be seen from quite a distance all around. In the last period of the Arabic domination and even more during the later Christian conquest it was growing in population and finally it was granted town status which it has today.


Its history anyway, is closely linked to that of all the villages of the Vega of Granada and thus suffered the same episodes as the rest, in the times of the transition.

The church of Chimeneas
The church of Chimeneas
A view on Chimeneas
A view on Chimeneas

Points of Interest in Chimeneas

  • Church Nuestra Señora del Rosario;
  • Hermitage of the Virgen del Carmen;
  • City hall;
  • The bridge of the 12 eyes;
  • The cistern;
  • The channel.

Festivities in Chimeneas

  • On the 7th of October are the festivities held in honor of the Virgen del Rosario
  • On the 28th of October the festivities are held in honor of San Judas Tadeo.

Photo Gallery of Chimeneas

Basic Information Chimeneas

Chimeneas (37°07′52″N 3°49′25″O)

Altitude: 684 meters

Population: 1387 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 26 km

Distance to the beach: 79 km (Almuñecar)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 122 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 11 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium high


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

Location of Chimeneas

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The Weather in Chimeneas