The village is situated at a level of 685 meters above sea level and has 734 inhabitants (2013). Torvizcón is the largest town in the Contraviesa, the mountain range between the Sierra Nevada and the sea. It is a typical village of the Alpujarra with its narrow streets and white houses.

Points of Interest in Torvizcón

  • Church in Moorish style "Nuestra Señora del Rosario". It is one of the seven churches in Las Alpujarras that has been raised  before 1530;
  • Springs: Fuente de la Vendimia (18th century), Fuente del Cenete, Fuente de las Cruces, Fuente del Calvario, Chorrillo de Juan León, Fuente del Chorrillo (18th century);
  • Museum: Museo de Esparto Agustín Góngora (Arroyo Pozo 7);
  • Chapel: Ermita de San Antonio (19th century);
  • Chapel: Ermita del Rosario;
  • Chapel: Ermita de la Soledad;
  • Wine Interpretation Center / Winery Nestares Rincón.
The church of Torvizcón
The church of Torvizcón
A view on Torvizcón
A view on Torvizcón


  • Ruta de Pedro Antonio de Alarcón:  is a route that recreates the journey that this writer did in the nineteenth century by the Alpujarra, riding on a mule.

Festivities in Torvizcón

  • San Anton is celebrated in the weekend before the 17th of January;
  • On the 25th of April, the Festival is celebrated in honor of San Marcos which is traditional celebrated with a picnic.
  • During the first week of October the festivities in honor of the Santisima Virgen del Rosario are held.

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Basic Information Torvizcón

Torvizcón (36°52′43″N 3°17′55″O)

Altitude: 685 meters

Population: 734 inhabitants  (2013)



Distance to Granada: 79 km

Distance to the beach: 43 km (La Rabita)

Distance to the Airport of Malaga: 138 km

Distance to the Airport of Granada: 92 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level:  low - medium - high



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

Location of Torvizcón

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