The village is situated at 581 meters above sea level and has 15.168 inhabitants (2014).  The city was founded by the Catholic Monarchs in 1491, it was a militay camp. It still has the military character like the ancient city gates. Its old town is declared of Cultural Interest. The town is famous, because this was the place where Columbus met the Catholic Monarchs to sign the capitulations of Santa Fe, on April 17th in 1492. Its purpose was to regulate the conditions of the trip to the Indies.

  

One of the four city gates in Santa Fe
One of the four city gates in Santa Fe

Points of Interest in Santa Fe


  • City council (1923);
  • House of the parish priest;
  • Town Hall and Tourist Office (1780, former public granery);
  • Town centre;
  • Hermitage of the Cristo de la Salud (1498);
  • Parochial church  of "Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación" (18th century);
  • Monumental Gates (these are the Granada’s gate, to the east, the Sevilla’s gate, to the south, the Jaén’s gate, to the north and the Loja’s gate (1652), the west), Hospital Real (1786);
  • Thermal Baths of Santa Fe.
The church of Santa Fe
The church of Santa Fe

Festivities in Santa Fe


  • The Capitulations; on the 17th of April it is celebrated that the document of the Capitulations of Santa Fe was signed by the Catholic Monarchs which would result in the discovery of America on October 12 of that year. On this day are art exhibitions, outdoor concerts and its famous medieval market is changing Santa Fe back to the XV century;
  • Corpus Christi; Celebration founded by the Catholic Monarchs to mark the victory of the Catholic faith in the War of Granada;
  • Fiestas de Pedro Ruiz; Popular fiesta held around the 31st of July;
  • The Fiestas de El Jau; Popular festivals dedicated to the Asunción of Maria at the 15th of August;
  • Fiestas de San Agustín; Santa Fe has its festivities around August 28, coinciding with the feast of St. Augustine, patron of the city. For five days, there are several activities;
  • Merendica Day (November 25); On the day of Santa Catalina the signing of the Treaty of Granada (November 25, 1491) is celebrated. The people go into the countryside in order to join together a picnic;

Photo Gallery of Santa Fe


Basic Information Santa Fe


Sante Fe (37°11′22″N 3°43′05″O)

Altitude: 581 meters

Population: 15.168 (2014)

 

Distances:

Distance to Granada: 12 km

Distance to the beach: 77 km

Distance to Airport Malaga: 127 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 8 km

 

Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


Facilities:

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

Location of Santa Fe

The Weather in Santa Fe


Holiday Accommodations in Santa Fe


Santa Fe (countryside) - Vega de Granada:  The apartment has a double bedroom, a living room with open kitchen and a bathroom with shower. In front of the apartment you will encounter a private terrace with a barbecue. In the......

Number of persons: 2 / Price: from € 45,- a night, € 285 a week (2p)

from € 45,-



Santa Fe (countryside) - Vega de Granada:  The apartment has a double bedroom, a loft with a double bed, a living room with a fire place, an open kitchen and a bathroom with shower. In front of the apartment you will............

Number of persons: 3-4 / Price: from € 60,- a night, € 420,- a week

from € 60,-



Santa Fe (countryside) - Vega de Granada: The apartment has a double bedroom, a bedroom with a double bed and two single beds, a living room with a fire place, an open kitchen and a bathroom. In front of the apartment........

Number of persons: 6 / Price: from € 80,- a night, € 560,- a week

from € 80,-



Santa Fe (countryside) - Vega de Granada: The apartment has a two bedrooms, each with a double bed and one single bed, a living room with a fire place, an open kitchen and a bathroom with yacuzzi. In front of the apartment you will.......

Number of persons: 6 / Price: from € 90,- a night, € 630,- a week

from € 90,-



Santa Fe (countryside) - Vega de Granada: The apartment has a double bedroom, a bedroom with two double beds, a living room with a sofabed and a fire place, an open kitchen and a bathroom with yacuzzi. In front of the...........

Number of persons: 6-8 / Price: from € 110,- a night, € 770,- a week

from € 110,-