The village is located 1137 meters above sea level and has 2265 inhabitants (2014). The village is located at the foot of the mountain Sierra Alta Coloma, nestled in a valley surrounded by farmland and olive groves and abundant wildlife.


The village has several historic churches and the main attraction are the castle ruins situated on a hill next to the village. From the castle you have a beautifiul view on Montejícar and the valley.

The castle ruins of Montejícar
The castle ruins of Montejícar

Points of Interest in Montejícar

  • Chapel: "Ermita de la Virgen de la Cabeza";
  • Roman bridge "Puente Romano de Triana";
  • Cerro de los Allozos: remains Bronze Age;
  • Cerro del Castillo; remains castle;
  • Medieval Fortess;
  • Church "San Andrés" (1539);
  • Tower "Torre de la Iglesia" (1548);
  • Viewpoint "Ermita San Isidro";
  • Church "Iglesia Parroquial de San Andrés";
  • Las Salinas; salt mines and fossils (Ammonites);
  • Washing sinks.

Festivities in Montejícar

  • On the 25th of April "San Marcos" is celebrated.
  • Montejícar celebrates its festivities in honor of the Virgen de la Cabeza around August 15th. These celebrations is notable for its representation of Moors and Christians.
  • On the 14th of September they celebrate El Santo Cristo de la Veracruz.
  • The last Sunday of September they celebrate "la Romeria de la Virgen de la Cabeza on the Cerro de Cabeza;
The washing sinks in Montejícar
The washing sinks in Montejícar

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Basic Information Montejícar

Montejícar (37°34′19″N 3°30′16″O)

Altitude: 1137 meters

Population: 2265 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 59 km

Distance to the beach: 122 km (Motril)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 180 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 61 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


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

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