The village is located 1022 meters above sea level and has 1324 inhabitants (2014). It seems that this village was inhabited since prehistoric times, but no evidence was found for this. At Roaero they have found although the less ancient remains; a Roman necropolis.


Montillana is a mountain village and contact with nature is one of its main attractions. You can make hiking tours in the stunning mountains like the "Sierra de Alta Coloma" and the "Noalejo".


A street in Montillana
A street in Montillana

Points of Interest in Montillana

  • Church: "Iglesia Parroquial de Santa Ana" (1793);
  • Cueva de la Virgen;
  • Olive Mill:
  • Chappara de Marchales (hiking routes);
  • Sierras de los Andanillos, del Trigo y de Montillana.
The church of Montillana
The church of Montillana

Festivities in Montillana

  • The Virgen de la Candelaria is celebrated on the 2nd of February;
  • From the 4th until the 7th of August the festivities in honor of Virgen del Rosario;
  • On the 7th of October the Virgen del Rosario is celebrated with a procession.
The church of Montillana
The church of Montillana

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Basic Information Montillana

Montillana (37°30′11″N 3°40′16″O)

Altitude: 1022 meters

Population: 1324 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 55 km

Distance to the beach: 119 km (Motril)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 176 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 57 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


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

Location of Montillana

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