Huétor-Tájar as a township born after the union of the farmsteads of Huétor and Tajara, after the destruction of the latest one in 1483. It is situated on the fertile plain that has been created by the river Genil. This gives the town an important agricultural wealth, highlighting the green asparagus. On top of this agricultural base a major food industry was settled like canned asparagus and artichokes. Asparagus have a special place in the local cuisine, featuring dishes that are based on asparagus and other products like jam or liquor that are made of it.
The village has some historic monuments among them the Tower of Huétor, nestled in the center a few meters from the Parish Church, retains this Moorish tower. Also the remains of the ancient fortress Tajara are preserved and are located in the hamlet of Las Torres.
To the municipality belongs also Venta Nueva, La Estación, Las Torres and Esperanza.
Altitude: 484 meters
Population: 10.075 inhabitants (2014)
Distance to Granada: 45 km
Distance to the beach: 86 km (Malaga)
Distance to Airport Malaga: 97 km
Distance to Airport Granada: 33 km
Touristic level: low - medium - high
Authentic level: low - medium - high