The village is located at 822 meters above sea level and has 985 inhabitants (2014). Location nestled in a natural environment near the reservoir "Negratin". It lanscapes have a lot of contrast;  the small fertile valleys with the reddish wastelands.


Freila is characterized by a set of tourist resources of interest, among them a tower of nine meters high that belonged to a medieval castle. The village consist of a lot of cave houses. Its proximity to the dam of Negratín favors water sports like canoeing, rowing or fishing, and enjoy a cool swim in its beaches. 

Points of Interest in Freila

  • The Castle of  Freila,  (13th to 15th century).. It consists of a tower, two lienzos walls, and a rain tank.
  • Torre del Maruq, Arabic watchtower near Embalse de Negratín. 
  • Recreation area neat Embalse de Negratin


The castle ruins of Freila
The castle ruins of Freila

Festivities in Freila

  • San Marcos, on the 24th and 25th April.
  • Summer festival: Fiestas de Agosto, the first weekend of August in honor of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores Sorrows. 


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Freila (37°31′43″N 2°54′29″O)

Altitude: 890 meters

Population: 985 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 96 km

Distance to the beach: 129 km (Vera)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 227 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 112 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - mediumhigh


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

Location Freila

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