The village is located 730 meters above sea level and has 889 inhabitants (2014). The albuñelense municipality contains the towns of Albuñuelas, La Loma and also the villages of Los Prados de Lopera and Los Recaldes. 


The village had human settlement in prehistoric times. They found several remains in the caves that are located four hundred meters from the village. It was in a flourishing stage at the time of Arab domination with its castle that was built at the same time as the Alhambra in Granada. Today only the remains are visible. The village is divided in three parts, the oldest and nicest part you will find at the end of the village (Barrio Alto).


The historic washing sinks in Albuñuelas
The historic washing sinks in Albuñuelas

Points of Interest in Albuñuelas

  • Church: Iglesia del Salvador;
  • Arabic Tower: Torre del Tio Bayo;
  • Chapel: Ermita de San Sebastián;
  • Washing sinks "Tio Bayo";
  • Excursion on horses;
  • Old district: Barrio Alto
  • Fountains;
  • Hiking trails;
A "tinao" in Albuñuelas
A "tinao" in Albuñuelas
The church of Albuñuelas
The church of Albuñuelas

Festivities in Albuñuelas

  • On the 20th of January the festvities in honor of the patron San Sebastian are celebrated (procession);
  • On the 3rd of May the day of the crosses is celebrated;
  • On the 15th of May the festivities in honor of Virgen de las Angustias are celebrated. Neighbors venerate the Virgin in the village square and make the floral offering.
  • On the 24th of June the day  "Las Roscas" is celebrated with a picnic in the country side;
  • From the 12th until the 15th of August are the festivities celebrated in honor of the patron;
A charming street in Albuñuelas
A charming street in Albuñuelas

The Abadoned Mines of Albuñuelas

The grounds of Albunuelas are rich wich minerals and Sulphides, Zinc and lead. This resulted that there were a lot of mines in the past. Some of them are still accessaible (but be carefull).

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Basic Information Albuñuelas

Albuñuelas (37°34′19″N 3°30′16″O)

Altitude: 730 meters

Population: 889 inhabitants (2013)



Distance to Granada: 39 km

Distance to the beach: 45 km

Distance to Airport Malaga: 138 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 54 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low -medium - high


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

Location of Albuñuelas

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The Weather in Albuñuelas