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.
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