The village is located at 1170 meters above sea level and has 605 inhabitants. To this municipaly belongs also Mecina Tedel and Cojayar. Murtas is settled at the foot of the Cerrajón, one of the most notable tourist attractions of the town. With its 1508 meters of altitude, it is the highest peak of Contraviesa mountains and therefore one of the best places to observe the whole region including the Sierra Nevada and Mediterranean coast.
The village has a musical tradition of singing ballads. This is a widespread musical tradition in the Alpujarras. The ballads are limericks / stanzas of five verses.
Murtas (36°53′12″N 3°06′32″O)
Altitude: 1170 meters
Population: 605 inhabitants (2013)
Distance to Granada: 108 km
Distance to the beach: 37 km (La Rabita)
Distance to the Airport of Malaga: 170 km
Distance to the Airport of Granada: 123 km
Touristic level: low - medium - high
Authentic level: low - medium - high