This small town in the middle of the Vega country side at the foot of the Sierra de Pera. The fields of cereals and olive groves and the Mediterranean forest in the Sierra de Pera, makes it particularly prone to relax and enjoy the rural life. From the cross of Mocha, on top of the highest point in  Escúzar, you have a point of privilege to observe the "green sea" of the countryside. Today only the herds of cattle can break the deafening silence of the fields of Escúzar.

Its natural heritage includes the Sierra de Pera and the large fields that are planted with wheat which highly appreciated by cyclists.

Points of Interest in Escúzar

  • Church: Iglesia parroquial de la Virgen del Rosario ( 1583);
  • Arabic tower: Torreón de Alquería Árabe;
  • Cistern: Aljibe Árabe (17th century)
  • Mansio: Casa solariega de Fonseca (16th-17th century).
The church of Escúzar
The church of Escúzar
A view on the street along the channel in Escúzar
A view on the street along the channel in Escúzar

Festivities in Escúzar

  • In the night before the 2nd of February La Candelaria, is celebrated which consists of bonfires;
  • On the 25th of April the festivities of San Marcos are held; a local festival when the inhabitants are going to the countryside to spend the day;
  • The festivities of Escúzar take place the third week of August in honor of Christ and the Virgin del Rescate del Rosario;
  • The Chestnut Festival is celebrated around the 31st of October. Family and friends gather at home and it is tradition to eat roasted chestnuts.

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Basic Information Escúzar

Escúzar (37°03′43″N 3°45′40″O)

Altitude: 866 meters

Population: 780 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 31 km

Distance to the beach: 68 km (Motril)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 137 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 22 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - mediumhigh


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Location of Escúzar

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