Almegíjar



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.

The church of Almegíjar
The church of Almegíjar

Points of Interest in Almegíjar


  • A historic spring named "Fuente de Siete Caños" (Calle Daniel Noguerol);
  • The historic laundry place called "Lavadero de Las Posas";
  • Church "Cristo de Salud" (1532), Viewpoint "Cerro de la Cruz";
  • Nature: Barranco de La Toba, Cerro de la Solana, Cueva del Moro, Rambla de la Barbacana, Tajo del Cajelón, Tajo La Calera.
View on Almegíjar
View on Almegíjar

Festivities in Almegíjar


  • On the 25th of March they celebrate San Marcos. This is celebrated by going into the countryside and have a picnic;
  • The annexed village Notaez is celebrating a fiesta in honor of Virgen de la Cabeza in the last weekend of August;
  • The most important fiesta of Almegíjar is the one in honor of Santa Cristo de Salud which is celebrated in the second week of September.
Detail of the church of Almegíjar
Detail of the church of Almegíjar

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Basic Information Almegíjar


Almegíjar (36°54′11″N 3°18′00″O)

Altitude: 812 meters

Population: 377 (2013)

 

Distances:

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

 

Facilities:

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

Location of Almegíjar

The Weather in Almegíjar