Los Villares

The small town was originally a settlement of sheep herders and goats, also the valley of the promenade, which is known as La Cañada or Cañada del Rey was the meadow of the farm of the royal army. It is assumed that these yegüeros also were bivouacking in the settlement that gave growth to this settlement. With the departure of the livestock the Cañada was plowing and waking up the agriculture, that became the primary breadwinner of the population. Today a little more than hundred persons are living in this village and it is part of the municipality of La Peza

The Festivities in Los Villares

  • San Jose is celebrated on the 19th of March;
  • With Eastern is the traditional procession held;
  • On the 15th of August La Virgen de la Canal is celebrated;
Los Villares and its mountains
Los Villares and its mountains

Points of Interest Los Villares

  • The village and its mountains;

Photo Gallery of Los Villares

Basic Information Los Villares

Los Villares (37°17′58″N 3°08′14″O)

Altitude: 1192 meters

Population: 111 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 57 km

Distance to the beach: 118 km (Motril)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 176 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 42 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


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

Location of Los Villares

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