The village is situated at 792 meters above sea level and has 7.398 inhabitants (2014). The municipality is also including the ski resort Pradollano and Barrio Monachil which is located next to Cajar. It is just 8 km´s away from Granada and it is a perfect basis for people who like nature. Its name comes from the Arabic word Monastir, in Latin terms meaning "monastery". In its district there is a corresponding Argaric the archaeological site: the Cerro de la Encina. Pradollano with its ski resort in de Sierra Nevada is part of the municipality of Monachil. In 1996 the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1996 were held in this place. 

 

A walking bridge in Los Cahorros
A walking bridge in Los Cahorros

Points of Interest in Monachil


View on Monachil
View on Monachil

Festivities in Monachil


  • Fiesta of San Anton patron of Monachil on the 17th of January;
  • Fiesta of San Jose patron of Barrio de Monachil on the 19th of March;
  • On the 2nd of August Virgen de las Nieves is celebrated in Pradollano; a procession is going up to the mountain Veleta;
  • In the first week of October Virgen del Rosario is celebrated.
Pradollano; the ski resort of Monachil
Pradollano; the ski resort of Monachil

Photo Gallery of Monachil


Basic Information Monachil


Monachil (37°07′56″N 3°32′23″O)

Altitude: 792 meters

Population: 7.398 inahbitants (2014)

 

Distances:

Distance to Granada: 8 km

Distance to the beach: 70 km

Distance to Airport Malaga: 148 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 28 km

 

Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


Facilities:

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

Location of Monachil

The Weather in Monachil


Exclusive Holiday Accommodations in Monachil


Monachil  (countryside)- Sierra Nevada: The charming private cabin is made of bales of straw, wood and lime mortar and has a bedroom and a bathroom. The small kitchen is situated outside, attached to the cabin. A small pool is situated.

Number of persons: 1-2 / Price: from €35,- a night, € 200,- a week (2p)

from € 35,-



Monachil (countryside) - Sierra Nevada:  This former farmhouse has been renovated and be changed into a very nice boutique hotel with 15 rooms. It is situated at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, 2 km outside Monachil, just.....

Number of persons: 2-30 / Price: from € 110,- a night, € 770,- a week (2p)

from € 110,-



Monachil (village) - Sierra Nevada: This roof house has spectacular views from every window!. The house has a living room with a sofabed and open kitchen, a loft with a double bed and a bathroom. In the garden is a plunge pool.....

Number of persons: 2-4 / Price: from € 50,- a night, € 250,- a week 

from € 50,-



Monachil (village) - Sierra Nevada:  This cave has a living room with open kitchen, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a private terrace. In the garden is a small common pool (2x3 m), where you can at least refresh yourself in the.......

Number of persons: 4 / Price: from € 50,- a night, € 250,- a week 

from € 50,-



Monachil (countryside) - Sierra Nevada: The cottage is situated in a farmhouse from the early 19th century. It has a living room, a kitchen, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms. In the garden is a common swimming pool and terrace...... 

Number of persons: 6 / Price:  from € 120,- a night, € 840,- a week

from € 120,-



Monachil (countryside) - Sierra Nevada: The cottage is situated in a farmhouse from the early 19th century. It is located on the second floor and has a a living room, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a panoramic terrace.........

Number of persons: 6 / Price:  from € 120,- a night, € 840,- a week

from € 120,-



Monachil (village) - Sierra Nevada  Nice big village house with a large living room with a fireplace, kitchen, five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a garage with parking and a climbing wall. Next to the house is a big garden with a pool,.....

Number of persons: 10 / Price: from € 100,- a night, € 650,- a week 

from € 100,-