Bérchules



This village is located at 1314 meters above sea level and has 759 inhabitants (2013). It is located in the middle of the region and has the typical terraced houses and flat roofs. They believe the village has been founded in the Arabic time (8th century). One of the lower parts of the town has still an Arabic name Aynalcútar. 

The name of Bérchules is believed to be derived from the Arabic "berchul" meaning Bergel, although "fruitful field" is used because of the abundance of natural sources, the fertility of the land and pleasant temperature. Alcútar is also part of the municpality Bérchules and located just 2 kms away. A main part of the municipality is situated in the Natural Park Sierra de Nevada.

 

A "tinao" in Bérchules
A "tinao" in Bérchules

Points of Interest in Bérchules


  • Church: Iglesia Parroquial de San Juan Bautista (16th century);
  • Springs: Las Carmelas,  Fuente Agria, Fuente la Plaza, Fuente de la Iglesia, Fuente la Platera, Fuente Garcia, Fuente las Escuelas;
  • Tinaos.
  • Hiking routes: Hiking route Big River (Eng)

  • Natural Park Sierra Nevada.
The entrance of Bérchules
The entrance of Bérchules

Festivities in Bérchules


 

  • On the 25th of April San Marcos is celebrated;
  • On the 27th of July the festivities in honor of the patron Bérchules is celebrated;
  • The most famous one, is new years eve which is celebrated on the first Saturday in August. This event was organized by a local bar and has been grown out to a national event with every year more than 10.000 visitors.
A fountain in Bérchules
A fountain in Bérchules

Photo Gallery of Bérchules


Basic Information Bérchules


Bérchules (36°58′31″N 3°11′24″O)

Altitude: 1314 meters

Population: 759 (2013)

 

Distances:

Distance to Granada: 107 km

Distance to the beach: 45 km (La Rabita)

Distance to the Airport of Malaga: 166 km

Distance to the Airport of Granada: 119 km

 

Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high

 

Facilities:

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

Location of Bérchules

The Weather in Bérchules


Holiday Accommodations in Béerchules


Alcútar (countryside) - Alpujarra:  The apartment is part of a small complex and has a double bedroom, a living room with an open kitchen and a bathroom. You will be able to enjoy the Alpujarran lifestyle without compromising on........

Number of persons: 2 / Price: from € 51,- a night, € 357,- a week (2p)

from € 51,-



Alcútar (countryside) - Alpujarra:  This suite apartment is part of a small complex and has a double bedroom, a living room with an open kitchen and a bathroom. You will be able to enjoy the Alpujarran lifestyle without ............

Number of persons: 2 / Price: from € 93,- a night, € 681,- a week (2p)

from € 93,-



Alcútar (countryside) - Alpujarra:  This apartment is part of a small complex and has a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, a living room with an open kitchen and a bathroom. You will be able to enjoy the Alpujarran lifestyle..

Number of persons: 4 / Price: from € 72,- a night, € 504,- a week (4p)

from € 72,-