The village is located 1035 meters above sea level and has 304 inhabitants (2014). Governor has been populated since prehistoric times.


During the Moorish occupation of the Iberian peninsula it was formed by a farmhouse, under the name of "Montarun".During the Reconquista it was target of the raids of the Christians that were quartered in Cazorla. It was finally conquered by the Catholic Monarchs. The village was depopulated by the expulsion of the Moors and it was repopulated with settlers from other parts of northern Spain. This village was assigned to the Governor Don Francisco de Molina, whose name it took.


In the summer months the fileds just outside the town are colored yellow of the sun flowers that are planted.

Points of Interest in Gobernador

  • Church: "Iglesia Parroquial Gobernador" (1589)
  • Landscape


The church of Gobernador
The church of Gobernador

Festivities in Gobernador

  • The Pilgrimage of San Sebastián is held in April;
  • On the 13th of May the festivitiy is celebrated in honor of Virgen de Fátima;
  • Between the 14th and the 16th of August the festivities are held in honor of the Virgen del Rosario, patron of the town;
  • On the 7th of October are the fiestas in honor of Virgen del Rosario celebrated.

Photo Gallery of Gobernador

Basic Information Gobernador

Gobernador (37°28′38″N 3°19′14″O)

Altitude: 1035 meters

Population: 304 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 62 km

Distance to the beach: 125 km (Motril)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 183 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 64 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


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

Location of Gobernador

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The Weather in Gobernador