The village is located at 775 meters above sea level and has 2825 inhabitants (2014). Zújar is located at the foot of the mountain "Cerro del Jabalcón". It is a place formed by ravines and streams that flow through a very productive agricultural valley. The mountain is very polular by paragliders.


Close to the lake is thermal groundwater flowing into the lake. At this place they have create the Zújar hotspring baths. In the surroundings of the baths you can also encounter hot water rivers. Especially in winter this is visable because of the vapor. The historical center is very diverse and excists of Moorish-style houses formed in the seventeenth century and cave houses.


The church of Zújar
The church of Zújar

Points of Interest in Zújar

  • Iglesia de Nuestra Sra. de la Anunciación (16th-17th century;, The mill and fire place "Don Periquito";
  • "Casa de los Rebolledo o Cuartel Viejo" ;
  • Various chapels: "Ermita de Nuestra Sra de la Virgen de la Cabeza", situated at "Cerro del Jabalcón".
  • Baños de Zujar: thermal baths (open air) next to the lake Embalse de Negratin.
  • Mountain Jabalcon: from this viewpoint you have a beautiful view over the lahes and the mountains.
  • Agujero de la Horedad: this natural arch is situated halfway the mountain Jabalcon.
The natural arch located on the mountain Jabalcón
The natural arch located on the mountain Jabalcón

Festivities in Zújar

  • Fiestas of the Moors and Christians, the ultimate weekend of April; Sunday, Monday and Tuesday;
  • Ascent Hill Jabalcón the latest Sunday of April;
  • Mystical drama in honor of "Nuestra Señora de la Cabeza" Zújar on the latest Sunday of April the first part and the second part next day.
  • Day on the Hill of the Cross Jabalcón, 3rd of May;
  • Pilgrimage of "San Isidro", 15th of May in Amarguillo;
  • In Carramaiza are the latest Sunday of May;
  • Fair of August: 12th to the 15th of August;
  • "Fiestas del Santo Angel" on the 2nd of October;
  • Santa Lucia Day, December 13th;
The hotspring pool (Baños de Zújar)
The hotspring pool (Baños de Zújar)

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Basic Information Zújar

Zújar (37°32′29″N 2°50′30″O)

Altitude: 775 meters

Population: 2825 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 99 km

Distance to the beach: 122 km (Vera)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 230 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 115 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium high


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

Location Zújar

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