Fuente Vaqueros

The village is situated at 543 meters above sea level and has 4.479 inhabitants (2014). In this town was born the most important twentieth-century Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, whose figure is the main tourist and cultural claims of the town. It is in the middle of the "Fertile valley" The country side has large poplar forests which makes the landscapes very colorful in autumn. The agriculture is the engine of the economy; Fuente Vaqueros sustained in a polyculture of the valley in which has room for vegetables, asparagus, tobacco, poplar (for wood exploitation), fruit and other cultius.

A maison in Fuente Vaqueros
A maison in Fuente Vaqueros

Festivities in Fuente Vaqueros

  • The 5th of June is celebrated in honor of Federico Garcia Lorca;
  • On the 25th of April is the traditional festival of San Marcos held. The inhabitants of Fuente Vaqueros are enjoying the day by having a pic nic on the country side;
  •  The village festivities are celebrated in the first week of September;
  • On the 14th of September the popular Procession of Cristo de la Victoria is held.
The church of Fuente Vaqueros
The church of Fuente Vaqueros

Points of Interest in Fuente Vaqueros

  • Museum / house of birth Federico García Lorca;
  • Church: Iglesia de la Paz (1663);
  • Mill: Molino de la Paz.

Photo Gallery of Fuente Vaqueros

Basic Information

Fuente Vaqueros (37°13′10″N 3°46′59″O)

Altitude: 543 meters

Population: 4.479 (2014)



Distance to Granada: 19 km

Distance to the beach: 89 km

Distance to Airport Malaga: 124 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 10 km


Touristic level: low -  medium - high

Authentic level: low -  medium - high


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

Location of Fuente Vaqueros

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