The village is located 895 meters above sea level and has 524 inhabitants (2013). The town of Lújar is located in the center region of the Costa Tropical, Sierra de Lújar. It is protected by the Special Plan for Protection of the Physical Environment of the province of Granada and the area was declared Complex of Environmental Interest. In the mountain range are living a variety of species of animals, especially birds of prey, partridges and blackbirds, some endangered, in a unique setting forest oaks, among other varieties. It has several marked trails.

 

Its urban maze of narrow streets and the structure of their homes with classic tinao or small portal is a heritage of the Islamic period.

The town suffered depopulation as a result of the Reconquest was partially resolved several decades later. In the eighteenth century experienced a development in growing grapes and mining led by a new colonization. Besides the town of Lújar there are some annexes: Los Carlos, Los Garcia, La Venta de Lújar and Playa Cambriles.

 

Lújar
Lújar

Festivities in Lújar


  •  In the third weekend of August the festival in honor of Nuestro Patrón Santo Cristo de Cabrilla is celebrated;
  • On the 7th of October there is a procession in honor of  Nuestra Virgen del Rosario.
A view on Lújar
A view on Lújar

Points of Interest in Lújar


  • Old oil mill;
  • Church: La Iglesia Parroquial de Santo Cristo de Cabrilla (17th Century);
  • Church: Iglesia de los Pollos (18th century);
  • Castle ruins: Ruinas del Castillo Medieval;
  • Complejo Serrano de Interés Ambiental;
  • Rural wells;
  • Beach: Playa de Cambriles, an almost virgin beach and not too busy.
The beach Cambriles, Lújar
The beach Cambriles, Lújar

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Basic Information Lújar


Lújar (36°47′16″N 3°24′10″O)

Altitude: 895 meters

Population: 524 (2013)

 

Distances:

Distance to Granada: 98 km

Distance to the beach: 13 km

Distance to Airport Malaga: 162 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 130 km

 

Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low -medium - high


Facilities:

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

Location of Lújar

The Weather in Lújar