The village is located at 994 meters above sea level and has 84 inhabitants (2013). Nieles is a small village located in the heart of the Alpujarra with a magnificent view of the Sierra de la Contraviesa in front, and the Sierra de Gádor to the east.


The village has been declared of Cultural Interest in the Historical area of the Alpujarra. This includes the village and the terraced crops of the valley. It is one of the crossing points of the medieval route that crosses a path built in the Middle Ages. Nieles belongs to the municipality of Cástaras.


A view on Nieles
A view on Nieles

Points of Interest in Nieles

  • Church: Iglesia parroquial de San Bartolomé;
  • Washing sinks.
The church of A "tinao" in Nieles
The church of A "tinao" in Nieles

Festivities in Nieles

  • On the 3rd of February San Blas is celebrated (with a procession);
  • The festival in honor of the patron San Bartolomé is celebrated on the 24th of August (with a procession).
A "tinao" in Nieles
A "tinao" in Nieles

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Basic Information Nieles

Nieles (36°56′01″N 3°13′52″O)

Altitude: 994 meters

Population: 84 inhabitants  (2013)



Distance to Granada: 96 km

Distance to the beach: 47 km (La Rabita)

Distance to the Airport of Malaga: 158 km

Distance to the Airport of Granada: 111 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high



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

Location of Nieles

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