Cájar (37°08′03″N 3°34′15″O)

The village is situated at 732 meters above sea level and has 4929 inhabitants (2014). The village is located at the foot of Sierra Nevada between Huétor Vega and La Zubia. Cájar is, with its 1.65 km², the smallest municipality in area of the province of Granada and in the entire community. It is also is one of the municipalities with the highest population density of the Granada province. 


The archelogical remains they found date back to 2,500 years B.C.

There was a farmhouse called CUIYAR where a palace of an Arab Noble (who fall in love of this land and its surroundings) was. Later the name became CAXAR, an Arabic name which means place where many silk raised. There were around 400 mulberry trees.

Points of Interest in Cájar

  • Church: Iglesia Parroquial de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores (1785);
  • Cave that is constructed for cultivating mushrooms;
  • Natural Park Sierra Nevada.
The church of Cájar
The church of Cájar

Festivities in Cájar

  • At the 2nd of January the "Día de la Toma" is celebrated;
  • On the 2nd and 3rd of May is the "Dia de la Cruz" celebrated;
  • The Procession of Corpus Christi is celebrated in May or June;
  • In the first week of October are the festivities held in honor of the patron San Francisco de Asís;

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Basic Information Cájar

Cájar (37°08′03″N 3°34′15″O)

Altitude: 732 meters

Population: 4929 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 6 km

Distance to the beach: 68 km

Distance to Airport Malaga: 146 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 27 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


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

Location of Cájar

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