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Las Alpujarras

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In the provinces of Granada and Almeria, on the Southern Slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountain are located the Alpujarras, a collection of beautiful white washed villages.

Many of the villages are situated at over 1000m above sea level , with the highest village being Trevelez at 1476m. To put that in perpective the highest peak in the British Isles is Ben Nevis at 1345M.

The villages of the Alpujarras have been immortalised in numerous works of literature such as:

South of Granada by Gerald Brennan

Driving over lemons – Chris Bryant

A Parrott in the pepper tree – Chris Bryant

Tha Almond Blossom appreciation Society – Chris Bryant

The villages have evolved a distinct culture with customs that are unique to this area of Spain.

The tradition of serving a tapa with a drink is common in this area and spending an afternoon on terrace with stunning views whilst enjoying wine and tapas isn’t painful.

Alpujarras Lifestyle
For those who want traditional Spain and a relaxed way of life, the Alpujarras offers an inspiring alternative to the coast. Cosy stone built cottages with dramatic views over green valleys. Traditions such as ham
At such high altitude, it does get cold here in winter and snow is a common occurence.

Alpujarras Property
Property prices vary between villages and the lesser known villages have some very competitively priced traditional stone built properties.  The Alpujarras are popular with climbers and walkers and holiday rental properties serving this market, done correctly, could be a lucrative investment.

Alpujarras Estate Agents:

Nearest Airports
For most of the Alpujarras, Granada Airport is the closest, but Malaga or Almeria may also be viable options. Granada to Orgiva is an hours drive.

Notable Towns and Villages of the Alpujarras:


Capileira sits in a gorge below the peak of the highest mountain on the Iberian peninsula, Mulhacen. There is a bus service which runs from outside the Tourist office in Capileira, to Capileira is a popular tourist village especially with walkers using it as a base to climb Mulhacen. The hike is relatively easy for...

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Órgiva is    Autonomous Community: Andalucia Province: Granada Comarca: Alpujarras Population: Townhall website:

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Trevélez is often cited as the highest village in Spain, but this honour actual belongs to At 1476 metres above sea level. It's popular with tourists who come for the views, the walks and the more adventurous climbers- Trevelez is famous for it's hams. There are many lofts dedicated to drying "Jamón" in the village....

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Alpujarra Map

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