The village is located 782 meters above sea level and has 7159 inhabitants (2014). To the municipality belongs also Marchena and Cuesta de la Valdesa. A great part of the municpality is situated in Natural Park Sierra Nevada and the village is crossed by the river Durcal. Along this river you enjoy the several waterfalls that are situated a km outside the village. 

 

The origin of Durcal goes back to the period of when it was dominated by the Muslims. The have also found remains of Roman population. Its fertile land attracted the Arabs. Its name comes from the Arabic "Quasb", a term that refers to "sugar cane cultivation," although now aday it is abounded. The village was also named "Dur-al-iqlim", translated as "Pearl of the region." This has earned him his current nickname, "Durcal, Perla del Valle (Lecrín)". 

Points of Interest in Dúrcal


  • Bridge: Puente de Lata;
  • Bridge: El puente medieval de Dúrcal;
  • Church: Iglesia Parroquial (16th Century);
  • Chapel: la ermita de San Blas (18th century);
  • "El Peñón de los Moros": castle ruins
  • Rests of Tower: El Fuerte de Mahina;
  • Tower: La Torre de Márgena or Marchena;
  • Roman Ruins: La Villa Romana de Los Lavaderos;
  • Mill Route (6 mills): Ruta de los molinos de Dúrcal;
  • Old electricity factory (1923): Fábrica de la luz de Cozvíjar;
  • Old oil factory: Fábrica de Orujo y otras aceiteras;
  • La Cueva de los Riscos;
  • Natural Park Sierra Nevada: hiking trails;
  • River: El Río de Dúrcal;.Waterfall 1Waterfall 2Waterfall 3;
  • Thermal Baths of Durcal: Baño de VacamíaBaño de Urquíza.

 

La Ermita de San Blas in Dúrcal
La Ermita de San Blas in Dúrcal

Festivities in Dúrcal


  • San Blas, on the 3rd of February the festivities of the patron are celebrated;
  • On the 3rd of May the day of the crosses is celebrated;
  • The pilgrimage of San Isidro is held on the 15th of May;
  • On the 24th of June San Juan is celebrated;
  • On the 31st of August are the festivities of San Ramon celebrated.
A waterfall in Dúrcal
A waterfall in Dúrcal

Photo Gallery of Dúrcal


Photo Gallery Dúrcal River (Natural Park Sierra Nevada)


Basic Information Dúrcal


Dúrcal (36°59′16″N 3°33′57″O)

Altitude: 782 meters

Population: 7159 inhabitants (2014)

 

Distances:

Distance to Granada: 36 km

Distance to the beach: 39 km

Distance to Airport Malaga: 132 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 49 km

 

Touristic level: low -medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


Facilities:

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

Location of Dúrcal

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Exlusive Holiday Accommodations in Dúrcal


Dúrcal (countryside) - Valle Lecrín:  The apartment has a living room with fireplace, a kitchena bedroom, a bathroom and a private terrace with stunning views. The complex has a swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, astronomical obser....

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Dúrcal (countryside) - Valle Lecrín:  The apartment has a living room with fireplace, a kitchen, a bedroom, a bathroom and a private terrace with stunning views. The complex has a swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, astronomical obser....

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Dúrcal (countryside) - Valle Lecrín:  The apartment has a living room with fireplace, a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen and a private terrace with stunning views. The complex has a swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, astronomical obser....

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Dúrcal (village) - Valle Lecrin  The first floor of this villa has a spacious apartment  (250m2). It has a large living room, a large kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms.  In front of the house is a common swimming pool with........

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