The village is situated at a level of 890 meters above sea level and has 2.290 inhabitants (2014). The first settlers of Castril were the Romans, who used his famous Peña as protection for a military camp that later became a village. In fact, the name could be derived from the term castro (camp). Under Muslim rule became a fortified city and was christened Hisn (Castle) Qastal. Castril is an excellent place to stay if you love nature and the typical authentic villages of Andalucia.

Colgante Rio de Castril
Colgante Rio de Castril

Points of Interest in Castril

View on Castril
View on Castril

Festivities in Castril

  • "San Anton" is celebrated on the 17th of January;
  • "La Candelaria" is celebrated on the 2nd of February;
  • With Eastern several procession are held;
  • On the last Sunday of April, a festival is held in honor of the Virgen de la Cabeza at the Ermita de la Solana;
  • On the 13th of May a fiesta celebrated in the hamlet Fatima in honor of "Virgen del Fatima";
  • On the 15th of August  Virgen de las Trampas is celebrated;
  • On the first Sunday of August the celebrations in honor of the "la Virgen de Tíscar are celebrated in the hamlet Fuente Vera with a procession; 
  • At the end of August the council is organizing the Festival of the "Migas" which is taking place at the main square;
  • From the 6th till the 14th of October the popular festival in honor of  "Cristo del Consuelo " and "de la Virgen del Rosario" is celebrated with bulls that are walking through the streets (without killing the animals);
  • On the 13th of December "Santa Lucia" is celebrated;

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Basic Information Castril

Castril (37°47′45″N 2°46′44″O)

Altitude: 890 meters

Population: 2.290 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 142 km

Distance to the beach: 154 km (Aguilas)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 276 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 157 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


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

Location Castril

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