The village is situated at 910 meters above sea level and has 5490 inhabitants (2014). The village has a rich history. Remains were found from the Neolithic period; polished stone axes, carved bone awls, lacquers flint, several pottery, and human bones.


The origin of the municipality is predominantly Arab. Specifically, the term relates to Alfacar pottery. Due to its strategic location and the supply of drinking water to the city of Granada, it played an important role in the surrender of the city of Granada by Muslims. The village is famous for it´s bread that is sold in a lot of bakeries in the capital.

Points of Interest in Alfacar

  • Hermitage de San Sebastián (1899), Fuente Grande of Aynadamar (fountains XI century), Parochial church of Asuncion (1557), Monument in honor to the Donor of Blood, Federico Garcia Lorca Park, house of the Placeta del Baño (Rest of Arab baths).
  • Sierra de la Alfaguara is a part of the Natural Park of Sierra de Huétor. It has a harsh, rural landscape full of ravines and peaks and streams, rich in water; native forests of oaks, pines of repopulation, and in the more humid and shady areas, the gall up its main forested areas, under which grows the typical Mediterranean scrub.
  • From Alfacar a footpath is leading to the Alfaguara Siena, where several recreational areas are situated in this protected landscape of the Fuente de la Teja, Llano de la Casilla or la Fuente de los Potros.
View on the church of Alfacar
View on the church of Alfacar

Festivities in Alfacar

  • On the 20th of January; fiestas of the patron San Sebastian.
  • In the night from 23rd to 24th of June: the night of San Juan
  • On the 29th of June: fiestas of San Pedro.
The town hall of Alfacar
The town hall of Alfacar

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Basic Information Alfacar

Alfacar (37°14′12″N 3°34′15″O)

Altitude: 910 meters

Population: 5.490 (2014)



Distance to Granada: 9 km

Distance to the beach: 78 km

Distance to Airport Malaga: 142 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 23 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


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

Location of Alfacar

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