The village is situated at 550 meters above sea level and has 2.090 inhabitants (2014). The town of Valderrubio is lying in the foothills of the Sierra de Parapanda.


It is a town of contrasts, as one part is in the upland and the other on the edge of the rich plain of Granada. It is an area formed by the alluvium of these rivers, composed mainly of clay and silt clay. Today it is one of the richest agricultural populations of the plain, with just over 300 hectares of irrigated land, divided into small plots. 


In times of Roman presence in the Peninsula, the village was called "Aquae Rosae" ("rosewater"), which led eventually to "Disgusting".

In this town, when it was still called Asquerosa, Federico García Lorca lived. Its current name, that avoid the adjective of filthy, was officially changed on August 15, 1943. The previous Asquerosa, refers to "valley blonde tobacco" because it was a major crop until the mid-twentieth century. It was the first town in Europe where the blond tobacco, brought from America, was planted.

Points of Interest in Valderrubio

  • Church: Iglesia Parroquial de Nuestra Señora de la Purificación;
  • Spring: La Fuente la Teja;
  • Spring: La fuente de la Carrura;
  • Casa Museo de Federico García Lorca;
  • Camino de vascos: road along the bank of the river Cubillas leading to the low plain of Daimuz.
The church of Valderrubio
The church of Valderrubio

Festivities in Valderrubio

  • On the 2nd of February the "Dia de la Candelaria" is celebrated with camp fires on the street;
  • The festivities of the patron Nuestra Señora de Gracia are celebrated on the 8th of September;
The main street of Valderrubio
The main street of Valderrubio

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Basic Information Valderrubio

Valderrubio (37°14′04″N 3°49′25″O)

Altitude: 550 meters

Population: 2.090 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 29 km

Distance to the beach: 93 km

Distance to Airport Malaga: 120 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 17 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


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Location of Valderrubio

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