The village is located at 1005 meters above sea level and has 89 inhabitants. It is one of the oldest cities of the municipality La Taha. Its name is derived from "ferum" what means iron and this comes from a place of the mineral iron, so it was called "little iron mine".

The village is hidden in the canyons; from far away you see only the tower of the church. Like the other Taha villages is has kept his authentic archtecture and nice narrow streets. Ferreirola has managed to preserve traditional architecture, unencumbered by the fanaticism of tourism of other villages. It is a magical place where you can relax carefree, away from stress and pollution of large cities.

A "tinao" in Ferreirola
A "tinao" in Ferreirola

Points of Interest in Ferreirola

  •  Church:  iglesia parroquial de la Santa Cruz (16th century);
  • A lot of Tinaos;
  • Washing sinks;
  • Spring:  la Fuente Gaseosa is unique in the Alpujarra, as ferrous water combined with natural gas;
  • Viewpoints:  La Era del Trance, el Tajo de la Guarda, La Mezquita, la Era Nueva or la curva de Las Lomas.

Festivities of Ferreirola

  • On the 16th of January Chisco de San Antón is celebrated with a big fire on the main square.
  • In May the "Santa Cruz" was celebrated, but actually it is celebrated in the 3rd weekend in August;


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Basic Information Ferreirola

Ferreirola (36°55′45″N 3°18′50″O)

Altitude: 1005 meters

Population: 89 (2013)



Distance to Granada: 80 km

Distance to the beach: 54 km (Motril)

Distance to the Airport of Malaga: 149 km

Distance to the Airport of Granada: 93 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low -medium - high



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

Location of Ferreirola

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