This village is situated 950 meters above sealevel and has 1984  inhabitants (2014). The name of the village means "River of Fortune". In the Arabic time the village didn´t excist and the name was given to a mountain in this place. In the beginning of the 16th century the village was founded.


The Hacho Bridge, has been built in 1889 by French Gustave Eiffel and is made of metal. It is located on the way to Alamedilla and over 623 meters long on. The bridge was connecting the station of Jaén to Guadahortuna A curiosity is that the bridge is the longest metalic structure in Spain. Currently it is not in use anymore, because a modern version has been built next to it in 1970.


Points of Interest in Guadahortuna


  • Chapel:  Hermitage of the Virgin of Loreto;
  • Church: Iglesia parroquial de Santa María la Mayor.
View on Guadahortuna
View on Guadahortuna

Festivities in Guadahortuna

  • The traditional fiesta is celebrated from the 14th untill the 17th of September in honor of Virgen de Loreto. On the 9th of March the fundation of the town is celebrated.


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Basic Information Guadahortuna

Guadahortuna (37°33′29″N 3°23′57″O)

Altitude: 952 meters

Population: 1984 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: yes
  • Banks: yes
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Bars: yes

Location of Guadahortuna

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