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Las Alpujarras Towns & Villages

History

With an Arab origin, the town had special splendour during the Arab-Andalusi cultural centuries thanks to the exploitation of its farming resources. After the Christian reconquest and the expelling of the Moriscos, the area became partially depopulated. Then it belonged to Count Cifuentes' estate until it became independent from Albuñol in 1653.

Halfway through the 19th century, the population of Albondon grew and reached 3,500 inhabitants thanks to the wine and sultana production, which were exported abroad from the ports of La Mamola and La Rabita.

Like the other coastal Granada towns and villages, Albondon has today a thriving economy thanks to the tropical-farming development and tourism.

Things to see & do

San Luis parish church (it has a Virgin Mary sculpture attributed to sculptor Jose de Mora).

Map - ALBONDON - Granada - Andalusia

Gastronomy

Cold meats. Alpujarra dish.

Cakes: a Great variety of Arab cakes whose main ingredient are almonds.

Local wines.

Climate

It is in the Alpujarra Baja area of Granada, in the southern slope of the Contraviesa mountain range, as you go down to the Mediterranean coast. It has a mild subtropical climate, suitable for almond and grapevine cultivation, that produces a well-known wine.

Photographs

Albondon, Las Alpujarras

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Useful Info

Inhabitants: 1,192

Altitude: 895 ms.

Distance to Granada (km): 110


Surface (km2): 34


Gentilicio: Albondoneros


Zip code: 18708

Council: Telephone: 958 826 006, Fax: 958 826 726

Fiestas

Holiday in honour of saint Louis, King of France

25th August

Saint Isidro feast day

 1st May

 
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