The village of Zagra, whose castle defended the kings of Granada is situated close to the border of the province of Granada with the province of Cordoba. This village is situated on the slopes of the mountain Monte Hacho. The village has been inhabited by people from the prehistory, Romans, Visigoths and Arabs. Its name comes from Arabic, which means border. This space is the border between the counties of Granada and the mountains of Loja.

This was the scene, like so many other places in the Wester of Granada, of fierce fighting between the Muslims of the Moorish kingdom and the Christian troops of the Catholic Monarchs in the last moments of War of Granada. 

On 3 km distance is the lake Embalse de Iznájar located (province of Malaga).

Festivities in Zagra

  • The fiesta de la Candelaria is celebrated on the night from the 1st on the 2nd of February;
  • Easter (Good Friday, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday);
  • The pilgrimage of San Marcos is held on the 25th of April;
  • The fiestas de la Cruz are celebrated from the 2nd to the 4th of May;
  • The Pilgrimage of San Antonio is held on the 13th of June;
  • The festivities of San Lorenzo are held on the 10th of August;
  • The fair and major festivals are held from the 11th to the 13th of September.
The Arab Castle of Zagra
The Arab Castle of Zagra

Points of Interest in Zagra

  • Arabic Castle of Zagra;
  • Necropolis Dolmen of Torre Martilla;
  • High Medieval Necropolis Tower Martilla, the Algarve and Pilarejo;
  • Remains of Molinos Visigoths in Pilarejo;
  • Arab Tower Torre Hammers;
  • Parish Church: Iglesia Parroquial de San Lorenzo;
  • Viewpoint and Chapel of the Resurrection and Santa Barbara;
  • City Hall;
  • Washing sinks;
  • Sculpture of Antonio Ortega;
  • Districts of Castillo and Las Peñas;
  • Cerro de la Cruz;
  • Viewpoints: Miradores del Coco, El Castillo y Las Peñas.

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Basic Information Zagra

Zagra (37°15′13″N 4°10′05″O)

Altitude: 682 meters

Population: 898 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 64 km

Distance to the beach: 92 km (Malaga)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 104 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 52 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


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

Location of Zagra

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The Weather in Zagra