The village is situated at 740 meters above sea level and has 18.574 inhabitants (2014). To the municipality of Zubia belong also Cumbres Verdes and El Barrichuelo. According to the remains found in the caves of La Zubia (Cueva del Moro, Castor Cave and Cave of La Paloma) indicate that the first settlements are megalithic.
The Moorish influence is still being felt on the route of the "Barrio Alto" on some narrow alleys and streets as Miguel Hernández, former "Calle Real". In these streets settled important families as evidenced by its imposing facade and, balconies. However the old orchards that were present in the town center have almost disappeared. Perhaps the best representative is the "Huerta Grande", "Huerta Iberians" or the "Huerta de Santa Rita";
La Zubia (37°07′14″N 3°35′06″O)
Altitude: 740 meters
Population: 18.574 inhabitants (2014)
Distance to Granada: 6 km
Distance to the beach: 68 km
Distance to Airport Malaga: 145 km
Distance to Airport Granada: 26 km
Touristic level: low - medium - high
Authentic level: low - medium - high
La Zubia (village) - Sierra Nevada: This lovely "library" guesthouse is situated in the center of Zubia. It has just 5 cosy rooms and every single one is different. On the ground floor you are able to enjoy the bar and a large tea/relax room.....
Number of persons: 1- 8 / Price: from € 40,- a night (2p)
from € 40,-