Montefrío



The municipality comprises the towns of Montefrío, which is located at the foothills of the Sierra de Parapanda, Lojilla and the spreaded hamlets Milanos, Los Molinos, La Viñuela, Fortaleza, Corcoles, Los Gitanos, Rincón de Turca , Campo Humano, Los Hospitales and Baratas. 

 

The history of the village dates back to the prehistoric times, but the city itself does not appear on the map until the Arabs arrived. It was the residence of the king Nasrid Ismail III. It fell into Christian hands in 1488, at the siege of the Catholic Monarchs in Granada.

 

Montefrío is a town that lives from the agriculture with a fully consolidated production of olive oil and derivatives and also related companies for the processing, packaging and marketing. The village started also the cultivation of new products like asparagus. 

The catacombs of the castle in Montefrío
The catacombs of the castle in Montefrío

Points of Interest in Montefrío


  • Castle: Castillo de La Villa;
  • Church: Iglesia de La Encarnación;
  • Church: Iglesia del Convento;
  • Church: Iglesia de San Sebastián;
  • Hospital San Juan de los Reyes;
  • Pósito;
  • Roman Bridge: Puente Romano;
  • Enterramientos cristianos;
  • Necrópolis visigoda;
  • Arabic Fortress;
  • Town hall;
  • Casa de los oficios;
  • Las Cruces / Humilladeros;
  • Walking and cycling routes.
View on Montefrio
View on Montefrio

Festivities in Montefrío


  •  On the 20th of January San Sebastian is celebrated;
  • In the night of the 1st on the 2nd the traditional fires of the Candelaria are celebrated;
  • Carnaval is celebrated 40 days before Eastern;
  • On the 3rd of May the day of the crosses is celebrated;
  • In the 3rd weekend of June the fair is held;
  • On the 25th of Juli the celebrations in honor of Santiago are held;
  • Around the 14th of August are the festivities in honor of Patrona la “ Virgen de los Remedios “ held (4 days);
  • In the 3rd weekend of September a fair is held;
The church Iglesia de La Encarnación
The church Iglesia de La Encarnación

Montefrio - National Geographic


In October 2015 the village was mentioned by National Geographic as one of the 10 villages with the best views in the world. Thanks to this the tourisme has received an important impulse.


Photo Gallery of Montefrío


Basic Information Montefrío


Montefrio (37°19′16″N 4°00′40″O)

Altitude: 839 meters

Population: 5806 inhabitants (2014)

 

Distances:

Distance to Granada: 50 km

Distance to the beach: 115 km (Motril)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 120 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 47 km

 

Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


Facilities:

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

Location of Montefrío

The Weather in Montefrío


Exclusive Holiday Accommodations in Montefrío


Montefrío (countryside) - Loja:  The apartment is situated in a flour mill which was built in 1736 and been renovated and restored in 2008. The apartment has a living room with an open bedroom, a kitchen and a bathroom. Outside is a......

Number of persons: 2/ Price: from € 55,- a night, € 280,- a week

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Montefrio (countryside) - Loja:  The complex has in total five double rooms, two junior suites and one suite for 4 people. It is offering  a swimming pool, a large dining room with TV, an eastern lounge, Arabic baths, a chapel, a multi.......

Number of persons: 2-17 / Price: from € 83,- a night, € 581,- a week (2p) 

from € 83,-



Montefrío (countryside) - Loja:  The apartment is situated in a flour mill which was  built in 1736 and been renovated and restored in 2008. The apartment has a living room, two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom. Outside is a........

Number of persons: 4 / Price: from € 75,- a night, € 350,- a week

from € 75,-



Montefrío (countryside) - Loja:  The apartment is situated in a flour mill which was  built in 1736 and been renovated and restored in 2008. The apartment has a living room, four bedrooms, a kitchen and three bathrooms. A common.....

Number of persons: 8 / Price: from € 150,- a night, € 700,- a week

from € 150,-