The village is located 553 meters above sea level and has 414 inhabitants (2010). In the past Melegís was known as "Melexis" and was a separate municipality until 1972, when it merged with Restábal and Saleres in the municipality of El Valle. 


In the fifteenth century it was the residence of the Nasrid court for a short period of time, making it the capital of the Kingdom of Granada. It was reconquered along with the rest of the Valley by the Marquis de Villena. After the expulsion of the Moors it was repopulated during the XVI and XVII centuries by Galician and Castilian. In the eighteenth century, important noble families,with influence of the province, settled here. Building mansions in which they placed their arms, which are still preserved. 


You can enjoy the thermal birth of El Baño located 2 Km from the town, below the cemetery, whose waters are improving skin conditions.

Points of Interest in Melegís

  • Church:  Iglesia de San Juan Evangelista (1567);
  • Washing sinks;
  • Spring;
  • Viewpoint: mirrador de las Alvarillas;
  • Noble houses (18th century); Los Pineda, Sáenz-Diente and Miras y Calafor.
View on Melegís
View on Melegís

Festivities in Melegís

  • On the 2nd of February La Candelaria is celebrated;
  • On the 13th of June the festivities of San Antonio de Padua are celebrated;
  • *The festivities in honor of La Virgen del Rosario are celebrated on the 7th of October.
The historic washing sinks in Melegís
The historic washing sinks in Melegís

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Basic Information Melegís

Melegís (36°56′07″N 3°34′16″O)

Altitude: 553 meters

Population: 414 inhabitants (2010)



Distance to Granada: 39 km

Distance to the beach: 38 km

Distance to Airport Malaga: 132 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 53 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


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Location of Melegís

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