A small town with 633 inhabitants  (2014). On the 25th of December 1884 there was a strong earthquake between 6.2 and 6.5 degrees on the Richter scale. Its epicenter was a few miles from Játar. It destructed the entire neighborhood of the town. Its reconstruction was conducted by the Associated Press of Barcelona, so in honor of this the streets were renamed to the district of Catalonia. 

Barcelona, which is the principal street, Girona, Lleida and Tarragona and the Town Hall Square, was called Plaça Catalunya.


Detail of the well in Játar
Detail of the well in Játar

Festivities in Játar

  • On the 24th of June the Pilgrimage of San Juan is celebrated;
  • The festivities in honor of San Roque Patterns and Nuestra Señora del Rosario are celebrated around the 15th of August;
  • The fair of Játar is celebrated in early October, coinciding with the day of the Virgen del Rosario.

Points of Interest in Játar

  • Church: Iglesia Parroquial de Nuestra Señora del Rosario (16th century);
  • Spring and picnic area: Nacimento Gordo;
A chapel in Játar
A chapel in Játar

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Basic Information Játar

Játar (36°56′05″N 3°54′36″O)

Altitude: 962 meters

Population: 633 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 59 km

Distance to the beach: 95 km (Motril)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 103 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 45 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium high


  • Supermarkets: yes
  • Banks: no
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Bars: yes

Location of Játar

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