Cogollos de Guadix

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Cogollos de Guadix is located on the northern edge of the Parque Nacional de la Sierra Nevada, in part of the mountain area that the Arabs called Sened. Its magnificent natural setting makes it the perfect place for hiking, biking and riding. In places like Pantaneto, the old Casa Forestal, the Peñón de la Imagen, the Ruta de los Molinos Árabes and the Camino de las Viñas you can make the most of the mountain area and its amazing springs.

Cogollos de Guadix dates back to Prehistoric times as the remains from the Argaric era found here clearly illustrate. Traces from an Iberian-Roman settlement have also been found here, including coins and jewels from the Punic, Roman and Visigoth periods.

During the early Middle Ages several Christian enclaves around this town worshipped the cult of San Marcos and San Pedro. They gradually disappeared during the Nasrid period. After the Reconquista, the town was given to the Marquis de Villena, in whose hands it would remain until the abolition of the feudal system in the 19th century.

In this town you can enjoy fantastic local almonds and amazing olive oil. Typical dishes include Migas, Andrajos Serrano and Gachas. You can also try the wines from the different areas of the town.

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Information about the Municipality

Region: Guadix and El Marquesado
Postcode: 18518
Distance from Granada (km): 68
Number of inhabitants: 741
People: Cogolleros
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Ermita de la Virgen de la Cabeza

Cogollos de Guadix

This is a very popular local church, located on the top of a hill named Cerro de la Virgen de la Cabeza, where a pilgrimage takes place every year on the last Saturday of April . It is a simple [...]

Iglesia parroquial de Santa María de la Anunciación

Cogollos de Guadix

This rectangular church has two naves separated by arches, each with beautiful coffered ceilings. It is located at the entrance of the town and is fondly known as the Peineta del Marquesado. It was built by Francisco Roldán in 1545 [...]

Water cistern

Cogollos de Guadix

This water cistern is next to the town’s Plaza del Ayuntamiento. It is Arabic in style, although it has undergone many transformations throughout its history. It has a rectangular base and a curved roof that is still intact with one [...]

Al – Zagal

Cogollos de Guadix

Sulayrtrails

Cogollos de Guadix

Celebrations of San Gregorio

Cogollos de Guadix

Young women make a traditional rolls for this celebrations which are distributed among the villagers.

Celebrations in honour of San Agustín

Cogollos de Guadix

The celebrations of San Agustin are synonymous of bull events. In fact, in Cogollos de Guadix there is a tradition and they are big fans of the events with bulls as main characters. This way, during a few days there [...]

Patron celebrations in honour of the Virgen de la Cabeza

Cogollos de Guadix

The population concentrates its greater devotion in the temple of the Virgin of the Head, located in the hill of its same name, where every year they go in romería the last Saturday of April. It is a simple temple [...]

Romería of the ‘Carretá’

Cogollos de Guadix

At the end of the year they have a celebration of pagan origin called Romeria of the Carreta. The villagers go to the mount to prepare firewood, which it will be carried in a cart later on (therefore the name [...]



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