Darro has been inhabited since the Lower Paleolithic, Bronze Age and the Neolithic, as evidenced by numerous archaeological sites discovered in the municipality, all of great wealth and importance. 


The Arabs has named the village Harat Darro or Hadarro, however this river runs quite far away from these lands. After the Christian conquest it had the same ups and downs as the whole region. A great benefactor for the people was the Marquis of Ariza, in the eighteenth century, who donated among other things, the land on which the church was built.

Festivities in Darro

  • Fiesta de los Emigrantes is celebrated in the first weekend of August;
  • The fiestas in honor of the patron Fiesta de San Tiburcio are celebrated in August.
The spring of Darro
The spring of Darro
The church of Darro
The church of Darro

Point of Interest in Darro

  • Spring: Fuente de Retamar. It is famous for its numerous pipes (24 waterways), which is supplied from a spring located a few meters below ground;
  • Cueva Horá: Numerous remains of the lower Paleolithic and Bronze Age;
  • Sierra del Picon. In this area there was a settlement during the Neolithic period;
  • Caves: Cuevas de Panoría with traces of rock paintings, Cueva del Puntal;
  • Portillo of Toril. Remains of Neolithic and Bronze Age, remains of the Roman era;
  • Shelter of Luis Martinez: expressions of rock paintings and remnants of them were found;
  • Church: Iglesia Nuestra Señora de la Anunciación. Dating from 1782, built on land donated by the Marquis of Ariza. 

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Basic Information Darro

Darro (37°20′58″N 3°17′38″O)

Altitude: 1097 meters

Population: 1501 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 44 km

Distance to the beach: 120 km (Motril)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 178 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 59 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


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

Location of Darro

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