According to the Arabic script with the name Albuñán is recorded in the municipal archives of Guadix, its name ("al-Bunyan") means "the building" without being really knowing to which particular building it could refer. Although it has not been able to find out the exact time of its foundation, it is known that this town has medieval origins.


Like many other towns in Granada, Albuñán began to grow as urban core after the expulsion of the Moors in the sixteenth century; thereafter settlers from different parts of Spain occupied their lands.


Originally, Albuñán was an old Arab farmhouse, where families lived, devoted to cereal cultivation. According to chronicles of the Marquis of Ensenada it had a small castle fortress which not left any remains. After the Reconquista it became part of the Diocese of Guadix.

Points of Interest in Albuñán

  • Church: Iglesia de la Anunciación (16th century);
  • Museum Etnológico de Albuñán;
  • Ermita de San Antonio.
Iglesia de la Anunciación in Albuñán
Iglesia de la Anunciación in Albuñán

Festivities in Albuñán

  • On the last Sunday of May the Fiesta of the flowers is celabrated;
  • On the 16th of July the festivities in honor of Virgen del Carmen are held;
  • The fiestas of San Francisco are celebrated on the 15th of August;
  • From the 2nd till the 4th of October the fiestas de San Francisco de Asís are celebrated.

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Basic Information Albuñán

Albuñán (37°13′37″N 3°08′00″O)

Altitude: 1120 meters

Population: 430 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 75 km

Distance to the beach: 91 km (Adra)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 209 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 90 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


  • Supermarkets: yes
  • Banks: yes
  • Restaurants: no
  • Bars: yes

Location of Albuñan

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