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Las Alpujarras Towns & Villages

History

The Barranco del Poqueira is one of the most visited natural spaces in the province of Granada. This impressive ravine in the southern slope of Sierra Nevada range, descending from the Veleta peak, has three beautiful villages on its mountain hillside- Capileira, Bubion and Pampaneira. Bubion has the main characteristics of the villages of the Alpujarra region, that is, a singular architecture of the houses, perfectly adapted to the rugged ground and the climate of the area. They are built along narrow streets with a touch of their Moorish past.  The village dates back to Roman times but is perhaps more famous for its Moorish origins. Hence the classic architecture of the village, identical to Berber originals in the Atlas mountains of Northern Africa. Characterised by flat roofs and prominent chimney pots, the houses spill down the steep mountainside, connected by little walkways and a narrow, winding, cobbled street.

Things to see & do

Mudejar church-fortress

Casa Alpujarreña A small, but fascinating museum

 

Mapa - BUBION - Granada - Andalucía

 

Gastronomy

Cured sausages. Migas (dish made of bread, garlic, oil and bacon). Almond soup. Gachas (salty porridge). Sobrehusa. Lamb cooked in sauce. Green asparagus cooked in garlic. Conejo en ajopollo (rabbit and garlic dish). Trout. Sobrehusa de espinacas. Kid cooked in garlic. Alpujarra style dish.

Sweets: Custard with liquored biscuit. Alfajores (almond-flavoured cakes). Honey cakes. Piñonate.

Climate

Situated in the high mountains, winters can be cold (frosts are common and occasionally snow falls in Bubión) but in the main it's a delightful climate with 300 or so days of sunshine each year, very low humidity and daytime summer temperatures usually around 30ºC.

Photographs

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Useful Info

Inhabitants: 393

Altitude: 1,400 ms.

Distance to Granada (km): 78


Surface (km2): 15


Gentilicio: Bubioneros


Zip code: 18412

Council:Telephone: 958 763 032

Fiestas

San Antón Day

celebrated in January.

San Sebastián Day

celebrated in September, on which the "burial of the fox" takes place.

Vegetation

All around is glorious nature: chestnut, walnut, and oak trees, cherry and mulberry too. Here and there you will come across the locals tending their "huertos" (little vegetable gardens), perhaps leading a small flock of goats or sheep to new pastures or returning home from a day's toil in the fields along with their mules

 
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