The small town/hamlet is part of the municipality La Taha which has 7 villages. Capilerilla is situated at the highest level of these seven, situated at 1400 meters above sea level and has only 27 inhabitants (2013). From this level you have exceptional views over La Taha. It has kept his very authentic and characteristic elements of architecture of this area. It is well connected by a path from Pitres, another by Aylacares, and two others who unit with Bubión (today through the GR-7), and final a path towards the mountains of the Sierra Nevada. Capilerilla has two springs; "Fuente de las Pocillas" with his washing sinks and "Fuente Binaos". This is an typical untouched village in the Alpujarra.

One of the lots of "tinaos" in Capilerilla
One of the lots of "tinaos" in Capilerilla

Points of Interest in Capilerilla

  • The whole village is an open air museum;
  • The village has also a small chapel "San Francisco de Paula". Capilerilla has always had a religious building and today we can still see the remains of the old church;
  • The town has a lot of "tinaos"
The forest just before entering Capilerilla
The forest just before entering Capilerilla

Festivities in Capilerilla

  • The feast of "San Francisco de Paula" is celebrated in the first weekend of April.


One of the lots of "tinaos" in Capilerilla
One of the lots of "tinaos" in Capilerilla

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Basic Information Capilerilla

Capilerilla (36°56′25″N 3°19′44″O)

Altitude: 1400 meters

Population: 27 (2013)



Distance to Granada: 79 km

Distance to the beach: 54km (Motril)

Distance to the Airport of Malaga: 148 km

Distance to the Airport of Granada: 92 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low -medium - high



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

Location of Capilerilla

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