Cogollos de Guadix

Cogollos de Guadix is nestled between the river and the canyon Lugros Bernal.  Much of his municipality is within the Natural Park of Sierra Nevada.  Cogollos is located on the north edge of the Natural Park of Sierra Nevada, part of the mountain space that the Arabs called Sened. However, its origins are much older: numerous coins and jewels of the Roman Empire have been found. Other historians defend the thesis that this Roman settlement was established on the Argaric Culture of  an earlier period. Established around its deposits of iron and copper. After conquering, the Catholic Kings aceded the village to the Marquis de Villena and it was under that jurisdiction until the nineteenth century when the manors finally were abolished. It was a refuge for the Moors during their revolt and suffered repression accordingly.

Points of Interest in Cogollos de Guadix

  • Church: Iglesia de la Anunciación (1560);
  • Chapel: ermita de la Virgen de la Cabeza;
  • Chapel: ermita de San Gregorio;
  • Arabic water reservoir (12th century);
  • Roman Ruins in the mountains;
  • Natural Park Sierra Nevada
Iglesia de la Anunciación in Cogollos de Guadix
Iglesia de la Anunciación in Cogollos de Guadix

Festivities in Cogollos de Guadix

  • La Virgen de la Cabeza, last weekend in April, Moors and Christians, which attracts many visitors.
  • San Gregorio is celebrated on the 9th of May, the day on which roscos are blessed and divided over all the people;
  • St. Augustine, the patron of the town is celebrated, in late August;
  • La Carreta a heathen religious festival is held on the 30th and the 31st December.

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Basic Information Cogollos de Guadix

Cogollos de Guadix (37°13′28″N 3°09′39″O)

Altitude: 1135 meters

Population: 664 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 76 km

Distance to the beach: 97 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: ?
  • Banks: ?
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Bars: yes

Location of Cogollos de Guadix

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