The village is located at 1072 meters above sea level and has 31 inhabitants (2013). The town is part of the municipality Lobras. It was declared BIC (Bien de Interés  Cultural) in the Historical Site of the Alpujarra, together with the terraced cultivation areas. Next to the cemetery is passing the medieval route and is a pool situated from the medieval time. Its origins dates back to late Roman period, as evidenced by some remains found at the site of the Peñon Hundido. The town was famous for its weaving  factories and mercury mines  and its silk.

Points of Interest in Timar

  • Church: Santo Cristo de la Ascensión (1705);
  • Chapel: La Ermita Las Animas (on the road to Nieles)
  • Washing sinks;
  • River Timar;
  • La Acequia: This is a water pipe dating from the Arab period, used to carry water for irrigation from the Tímar river to the village;
  • Old mercury mines;
  • Castle ruins: located on the hill "El Fuerte", on its top you can still see the remains (in pretty bad shape) of what was an old Moorish fortress;
  • Cave: La Cueva de las Palomas
  • Mine Museum: Museo Malacate. 

Festivities in Timar

  • On the Sunday closest to the day of Asunción de la Virgen  (the 15th of August) the patron festivities are celebrated;
The church of Timar
The church of Timar

Hiking routes (source: Council Lobras), downloads are in Spanish.


The washing sinks of Timar
The washing sinks of Timar

Photo Gallery of Timar

Basic Information Timar

Soportúgar (36°55′41″N 3°24′19″O)

Altitude: 1072meters

Population: 31 inhabitants  (2013)



Distance to Granada: 98 km

Distance to the beach: 45 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 Timar

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The Weather in Timar