Lugros



Lugros is a mountain village with narrow and steep streets that converge in the main square. It is located at more than 1,200 meters, at the head of the Alhama river.  Even in prehistoric times its economy was based on mining. Its name, however, does not refer to any of the metals that the Romans were excavating. It were the wolves, that were present in this area. In Latin lupus, means 'wolf', derived later in Luberos, and later in Lubros and Lugros. 

View on the Sierra Nevada
View on the Sierra Nevada

From the eighth century the Arabs were occupying this area and during the Nasrid period this town was a farmstead of Beas de Guadix. In 1489 it was conquered by Ferdinand and thereafter was gradually repopulated with old Christians. A large part of its territory is within the National Park of Sierra Nevada.

The church of Lugros
The church of Lugros
A street in Lugros
A street in Lugros

Points of Interest in Lugros


Festivities in Lugros


  • With Eastern are several processions held;
  • San Marcos is celebated on the 25th of April;
  • The fiestas in honor of the patron San Antonio de Padua are celebrated on the 13th of June;
  • The day of Santiago is celebrated on the 25th of July with a picnic in the fields;
  • On the 15th of August is a pilgrimage held in honor of La Virgen de la Piedra;
  • On the 7th of September are the festivities held in honor of Santo Cristo de Los Trabajos;

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Basic Information Lugros


Lugros (37°13′49″N 3°14′27″O)

Altitude: 1250 meters

Population: 328 inhabitants (2014)

 

Distances:

Distance to Granada: 62 km

Distance to the beach: 121 km (Almeria)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 196 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 77 km

 

Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


Facilities:

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

Location of Lugros

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