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";


The church square in La Zubia
The church square in La Zubia

Festivities in La Zubia

  • The festivities in honor of the patron San Juan Nepomuceno are held on the 16th of May;
  • Festivities in the districts: San Antonio on the 13th of June;
  • San Pedro is celebrated on the 30th of June;
  • Virgen de Gracia is celebrated on the 8th of September, 
Detail of the church from La Zubia
Detail of the church from La Zubia

Points of Interest in La Zubia


  • Arabic baths (12th century) which you can visit every first Saturday of the Month;
  • Convent of San Luis (16th century);
  • Hermitage of the Virgen de Gracia (18th century);
  • Hermitage of San Pedro (18th century);
  • Parochial church of Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion (1562), Rests of the Archiepiscopal Palace, from the XIX century, Ruins of the Mill of Cantares (vestiges of Arab time);
  • Historic caves;
  • Hervidero (Natural Park Sierra Nevada).


The entrance of the park of La Zubia
The entrance of the park of La Zubia

Photo Gallery La Zubia

Photo Gallery Hervidero (Natural Park Sierra Nevada)

Basic Information La Zubia

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


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

Location La Zubia

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Holiday Accommodations in La Zubia

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,-