The village is located at 1058 meters and has 352 inhabitants (2013). The village is located in the valley of Poqueira. Together with the neighbour villages Bubion and Capileira it has been declared as Cultural Interest and is therefore protected. Pampaneira has kept his traditional architecture with its narrow streets and houses with flat roofs.

A "tinao" in Pampaneira
A "tinao" in Pampaneira

Festivities in Pampaneira

  • San Anton is celebrated on the 16th of January;
  • San Blas is celebrated on the 3rd of February;
  • The Sunday before Ash Wednesday, Carnaval is celebrated;
  • The Fiesta of the Patron Santa Cruz is celebrated at the 3rd of May and repeated in the second weekend in August;
  • An Artfair (agriculture and tourisme) is held on the 12th of October;
  • The Fiesta of Mauraca is celebrated in November.
A view on Pampaneira
A view on Pampaneira

Points of Interest in Pampaneira

  • The whole village is an open air museum, the street "Calle Veronica" is the most representative of the town. This street starts at the church and descends to "Barrio Bajo". The street "Calle Real & Passeo de Federico Lorca is also very nice with all its plants and flowers;
  • Church: Iglesia de Santa Cruz (16th century);
  • Spring: Fuente de Chumpaneira;
  • Historic Washing sinks: Lavadero de la Fuente del Cerrillo and Lavadero de la Fuente Lavar;
  • Natural Park Sierra Nevada;
  • The waterfalls; located just outside the town near the electric power plant.

Photo Gallery of Pampaneira

Basic Information Pampaneira

Pampaneira (36°56′24″N 3°21′38″O)

Altitude: 1058 meters

Population: 352 inhabitants  (2013)



Distance to Granada: 68 km

Distance to the beach: 47 km (Motril)

Distance to the Airport of Malaga: 141 km

Distance to the Airport of Granada: 83 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level:  low - medium - high



  • Supermarkets: yes
  • Banks: yes
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Bars: yes

Location of Pampaneira

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The Weather in Pampaneira