The municipality comprises the towns of Íllora-capital municipal, Alomartes, Tocón, Escóznar, Obéilar, Brácana, Ventas de Algarra, Vallequemado and La Alhondiguilla. In Íllora there are archaeological remains from prehistoric times, mainly from the Neolithic and the Bronze Age.  Around 600 BC the Carthaginians disembarked on the Iberian Peninsula imposing authority over the Phoenicians and was called Illurco. Also the Romans left their marks and later it was occupied by the Arabs, christians and also the Napoleon troops. 


Íllora is situated at the beginning of Sierra Parapanda. Next to the village you find multicolour landscapes of olive groves and cultivated fields that descend to the Vega de Genil. To the east you can see the contracts of the Sierra Nevada. 

Points of Interest in Íllora

  • Church: Iglesia de la Encarnación (1541)
  • Arabi Castle: Castillo de Íllora;
  • Museum: Museo Municipal o Edificio del Pósito (1738);
  • Town hall: Antiguo convento de S. Pedro de Alcántara (1688);
  • Viewpoint Sierra de Parapanda (1600m);
  • Arabic watchtower;
  • Historic center: streets San Sebastián, Plaza de San Rogelio, Santa Ana, Calle Real, Calle Ayllonas, etc.
  • House 19th century with very romantic garden: Casa Márquez / López Font;
  • Mill Museum: Molino Museo de Alomartes:
  • Church: Iglesia de los Dolores situated in Alomartes (1781);
  • Natural routes (8x);
  • Aqueduct Molinos del Rey.
Casa de Marquez, Íllora
Casa de Marquez, Íllora

Festivities in Íllora

  • In the 3rd week of August the fiestas in honor of San Rogelio are celebrated;
  • On the 16th of September the day of the patron is celbrated;
  • The cattle fair is held in the 2nd week of October;
Iglesia de la Encarnación, Íllora
Iglesia de la Encarnación, Íllora

Photo Gallery of Íllora

Basic Information Íllora

Íllora (37°17′18″N 3°52′47″O)

Altitude: 776 meters

Population: 1050 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 34 km

Distance to the beach: 99 km (Motril)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 119 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 31 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


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

Location of Íllora

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