The town of Busquístar is part of the Natural Park of Sierra Nevada, located on the south side and surrounded by a large chestnut forest. It is situated on 1100 meters above sea level and has only 278 inhabitants (2017). After the Moorish period it was very inhabited. A lot of families were depending on the iron mines, that were open until recently. The village has kept a lot of its history and it is very nice to take a walk through it.


Busquístar has splendid landscapes and numerous enclaves in the mountains in which you can practice hiking and practice adventure sports. It is also worthwhile to enjoy its unique tinaos, since it is one of the localities that best conserves the traditional architecture of Alpujarra, with houses perfectly adapted to the broken terrain and the climatology of the place, which is arranged by narrow and steep streets.

Points of Interest in Busquístar

  • The village is characterized by the construction of the Alpujarras style houses with plane roofs and whitewashed houses.
  • Natural Park Sierra Nevada.
A "tinao" in Busquístar
A "tinao" in Busquístar
The church of Busquístar
The church of Busquístar

Festivities in Busquístar

  • The festivities in honor of Sant Felipe and Santiago and the Virgen los Dolores are held at the beginning of May;
  • From the 6th till the 13th of June, the cultural week is celebrated which a varietyof  meals and many events.
  • On the 29th of June a small festival in honor of San Pedro (pilgrimage).
  • Between the  6th and the 9th of August the Festival of Jazz & Blues is organized.

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Basic Information Busquístar

Busquístar (36°56′15″N 3°17′40″O)

Altitude: 1100 meters

Population: 265 (2013)



Distance to Granada: 82 km

Distance to the beach: 72 km (La Rabita)

Distance to the Airport of Malaga: 151 km

Distance to the Airport of Granada: 95km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high



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

Location of Busquístar

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