The village is situated at 1476 meters above sea level and has 810 inhabitants (2013). Trevélez is a place with great cultural interest, architecture and beautiful landscapes. The village lies to the west of the Río Trevélez. It is divided into three parts, the Barrios Bajo, Medio and Alto (lower, mid and upper quarters), with 200 metres of altitude difference between the highest and lowest points. The only bridge over the river is in the Barrio Bajo. The Barrio Bajo is a significant tourist centre, while the Barrios Medio and Alto are more typically Alpujarran in style, though tourism is important for the entire village. Trevélez is famous for the quality of its air-cured hams, a speciality throughout the Alpujarras, but particularly associated with the village, because the cold climate due to its altitude makes creates ideal conditions for storing them.

A street in Trevélez
A street in Trevélez

Points of Interest in Trevélez

  • Church: la iglesia parroquial de San Benito;
  • Ermita de San Antonio;
  • Trevelez River: The river circles around the village  at the lower pàrt at 1400 meters. The recreation area is located next to the bridge. In the summers you can swim in the natural pools that are formed by the river.
  • Natural Park Sierra Nevada and Río Chico
  • Springs (with historic washing sinks): Fuente-Lavadero del Barrio Bajo; Fuente de la Plaza Francisco Abellán; Fuente de la plaza de la Iglesia; Fuente Colón;Fuente de la calle Posadas; Fuente (Lavadero) del Moreno; Fuente de la Plaza del Barrio Medio; Fuente (Lavadero) del Barrio Alto;
  • Guided Ham Tour: Jamones Vallejo. 
A view on Trevélez
A view on Trevélez

Festivities in Trevélez


  • Chisco de San Antón. (16th of January).
  • Fiestas Patronales de San Anton are celebrated on the 17th of January; 
  • A festival with a presentation of the Moorish and Christians is celebrated on the 13th and 14th of June;
  • A cultural week is organized in the 3rd week of June;
  • San Benito is celebrated on the 11th of July;
  • Romería de la Virgen de las Nieves is held on the 5th of August. Since 1912 a procession is going the whole way up to Mulhacen;
  • The fair of Ganado is held on the 19th and 20th of October;


The typical carpets of the Alpujarra
The typical carpets of the Alpujarra

Photo Gallery of Trevelez

Basic Information Trevélez

Trevélez (37°00′09″N 3°16′01″O)

Altitude: 1476 meters

Population: 810 inhabitants  (2013)



Distance to Granada: 103 km

Distance to the beach: 63 km (La Rabita)

Distance to the Airport of Malaga: 163 km

Distance to the Airport of Granada: 116 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level:  low - medium - high



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

Location of Trevélez

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The Weather in Trevélez