Las Gabias



The village is situated at 677 meters above sea level and has 19.364 inhabitants (2014). The municipality Las Gabias includes the towns of Gabia Grande and Gabia Chica, plus the annexes of Híjar, Los Llanos, Pedro Verde and San Javier. His name seems to come from Hisn Caviar, meaning "military tower" referring to the tower that still exists in Gabia Grande. Las Gabias was a Camp of Juan of Austria in the war against the Moors. 

Las Gabias has one of the two inland golf courses in the province of Granada. It has 18 holes, a tennis and paddel court, a practice field and a club.

The church of Las Gabias
The church of Las Gabias

Points of Interest in Las Gabias


  • Church: Iglesia Parroquial de la Encarnación (20th century);
  • Tower: Torre Nazarí;
  • Roman Villa;
  • Hermitage: Ermita de Nuestra Señora de las Nieves (16th century);
  • Mansions (16th-18th century);
  • Golf Course "Granada Club Golf" which is situated at Gabia Chica, between Gabia Granda and Alhendín;
  • Las Gabias is situated on the Ruta de los Almorávides which run from Algeciras to Granada;
  • Hiking tours: 10 different routes.
Torre Nazari Las Gabias
Torre Nazari, Las Gabias

Festivities in Las Gabias


  • In January are the festivities celebrated in honor of S. Sebastián;
  • At the beginning of August the festivities in honor of Nuestra Señora la Virgen de las Nieves are held;
  • On the 15th of August are the festivities held in honor of Asunción de la Virgen;
  • On the 2nd of November the Día de todos los Santos is celebrated;
  • On the 8th of December Inmaculada Concepción is celebrated.
The golf course of Las Gabias
The golf course of Las Gabias

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Basic Information Las Gabias


Las Gabias (37°08′11″N 3°40′09″O)

Altitude: 677 meters

Population: 19.364 inhabitants (2014)

 

Distances:

Distance to Granada: 10 km

Distance to the beach: 62 km

Distance to Airport Malaga: 137 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 18 km

 

Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


Facilities:

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

Location of Las Gabias

The Weather in Las Gabias