La Peza

The village is set on the slopes of Monte Rosado and located on the north face of the Sierra Nevada, La Peza was an old Roman castro, whose name comes from the term lápice (stone), and on which the medieval fortress was built. This fortress was in charge of guarding the ancient road between Guadix to Granada through the Sierra de Huétor.


The town has more than 50 kilometers of forest tracks to take. The in total 6,000 acres of mountain and forest, has pines, oaks and malls alternate in countless nooks and places of remarkable natural beauty, dotted with ancient farmhouses, fountains, mines, rocks, hills and viewpoints.

The town center has a Mudejar church that has the distinction of having two towers, one Mudéjar (XVI century) and the another from the eighteenth century.

The historic washing sinks of La Peza
The historic washing sinks of La Peza

Points of Interest in La Peza

  • Church: Iglesia de Nuestra señora de la Anunciación;
  • Chapel: Ermita de San Francisco;
  • Chapel: Ermita de Santa Lucia;
  • Chapl: Ermita de San marcos;
  • Castle ruins;
  • Arabic Baths;
  • Springs: fuentes de Las Guijas, Las Perdices y La Encantada.
 Iglesia de Nuestra señora de la Anunciación of La Peza
Iglesia de Nuestra señora de la Anunciación of La Peza

Festivities in La Peza

  • San Anton is celebrated on the 17th of January with the traditional fires the night before;
  • On the 25th of April the festivities in honor of the patron San Marcos are held (procession);
  • On the 24th of September is Beato Marcos Criado celebrated;
  • From the 10th till the 12th of October are the festivities held in honor of  Nuestra Señora del Rosario and Santísimo Cristo de la Misericordia (has been declared as festivity of tourist interest);
  • The day of Santa Lucía is celebrated on the 13th of December.
The castle ruins of La Peza
The castle ruins of La Peza

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Basic Information La Peza

La Peza (37°16′31″N 3°17′06″O)

Altitude: 1055 meters

Population: 1263 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 65 km

Distance to the beach: 127 km (Motril)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 184 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 51 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


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

Location of La Peza

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