The village is located at 812 meters above sea level and has 377 inhabitants (2013). The village is founded by the Moors and was important, because of the production of silk. Almegíjar is a village that has kept its authentic urban structure of the past.
Notaez is a also a part of the municipality of Almegíjar. These villages are "open air" museums in the Alpujarras", where you can see perfectly the most characteristic elements; the "tinaos" (roofs) and "Launa" (chestnut beams,) that have been painted with white lime which gives these villages a special light.
Almegíjar (36°54′11″N 3°18′00″O)
Altitude: 812 meters
Population: 377 (2013)
Distance to Granada: 86 km
Distance to the beach: 51 km (La Rabita)
Distance to the Airport of Malaga: 146 km
Distance to the Airport of Granada: 99 km
Touristic level: low - medium - high
Authentic level: low - medium - high