Cogollos Vega

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This village is located a few kilometres from Granada and is part of the Parque Natural de la Sierra de Huétor. It is a mid-mountain area heavily populated with oak trees. Its many white houses under the high peak make it feel like a mountain town. Here you can get amazing views of the de la Mata, a peak that is over 2500 meters in altitude. From here you can see right across the Vega de Granada over to the Sierra Nevada.

Much of the municipality is part of the Parque Natural de la Sierra de Huétor. Here you can go hiking and take part in outdoor sports. There are also beautiful places in Cogollos Vega, like the source of the Río Bermejo and the Barranco Hondo.

Populated by humans since the Palaeolithic times, Roman, Visigoth and Arab remains have all been found here. Some historians believe that the town’s name comes from the Latin name Quqululus. Its proximity to the city of Granada has always marked its history and it shares the same familiar story under the Reconquista and its subsequent repopulation. Cogollos Vega used to be a farmstead assigned to the district of Vega with other towns around Granada (including Alhendín, Alfacar, Víznar). It also included the farmsteads of Taucha, Lomilla Vitar, Alcudia and El Page de las Taulas.

Specialities from Cogollos Vega include Tortas de Pringue, rice with rabbit, goat with garlic, spicy porridge and special Hornazos eaten on the local feast day, the Día de la Cruz.

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Information about the Municipality

Region: Granada and its surroundings
Postcode: 18197
Distance from Granada (km): 10
Number of inhabitants: 2076
People: Cogolleros
Web: www.cogollosdelavega.es
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Excursions

Arab baths

Cogollos Vega

Located close to the Calle del Baño, in the lot corresponding to number 12 and 14, you will find the ruins of baths dating back to the 12th and 14th centuries. In the house number 14 there are three rooms [...]

Iglesia parroquial de la Anunciación

Cogollos Vega

Dating back to the 17th century, this Mudejar church was built on the site of a former mosque. Inside there is a stunning Baroque altarpiece and a number of interesting paintings, such as a statue of the Holy Mary by [...]

Neolithic archaeological site

Cogollos Vega

Remains proving the presence of settlers in Cogollos Vega in the Neolithic period were found in the cave known as Peñon de la Mata, at an altitude of 1663 metres. Here, pottery and ovoid vessels dating back to that period [...]

Califate route

This route is altogether an adventure for the spirit: the two poles between which the fabulous cultural, religious, political and social legacy, which represents the stay of the Muslims in the peninsula, oscillates, with an almost moribund intensity.

Day of the Cross

Cogollos Vega

At the beginning of March it is tradition to celebrate the Day of the Cross, in which the villagers of Cogollos Vega go out to the field to spend the day there eating hornazo.

Patron celebrations in honour of San Antonio de Padua

Cogollos Vega

In June, the villagers of Cogollos Vega honoured its patron San Antonio with the popular celebrations. On these days of celebrations there is a tradition of religious events and the party atmosphere of the night parties.



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