Huétor Vega

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Huétor Vega is located between the valley of the Río Monachil and the plains of the Granada depression. The municipality has many beautiful streets and public spaces typical of mountain villages. On a tour around the town, you can admire the typical houses with their white façades and tiled roofs.

The town is the starting point of the ancient Camino de los Neveros, a route that has been used for centuries to transport goods and food to Granada. People would go on horseback, even when the cold and icy weather came down from the Sierra Nevada. Today the route is no longer used for this purpose, but it still is a beautiful way to enjoy nature on foot, horseback or bicycle, and evoke the romantic task of those brave men.

Although the name of Huétor Vega dates back to the Moorish period, its origin can be traced back several thousand years with the help of archaeological findings in the town and its surroundings. One artefact is a 5-centimetre tall idol from the Copper Age. Numerous human remains and grave goods of an Argaric settlement have also been discovered on the Cerro de la Encina, including a statue of a woman from the Iberian-Roman period. All this suggests that the first settlers arrived here in the Copper Age, around 2700 BC.

The Romans built villas and farms here, while Muslims built farmhouses. During this period the town was called ‘Hins-Watha’. The Arabs lived here for more than 700 years and created a network of canals that are still preserved today. They grew olives, vines and mulberries. After the Reconquista and the Moorish uprising, the population decreased massively. The area was repopulated by people from Castilla, Aragón and eastern Spain who bought up the land here.

The first written records of the town date back to the 16th century. At this time and later on, the population continued to work in agriculture. In recent years Huétor Vega has experienced a significant urban and demographic development, and has become a popular residential area.

Huétor Vega has numerous restaurants and snack bars, and is a popular destination for people from Granada for eating out on weekends. Fried beans with ham are one of the most typical and delicious local dishes.

The local wines are worth being tasted too. Huétor Vega also produces excellent sausages and cured meats. Other delicious recipes are Migas and Choto in all their different forms.

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Information about the Municipality

Region: Sierra Nevada
Postcode: 18198
Distance from Granada (km): 4
Number of inhabitants: 10545
People: Hueteños
Web: www.huetorvega.com
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Iglesia parroquial de Santa Maria of the Encarnacion

Huétor Vega

The construction of this church began in the late 15thcentury and lasted until the mid-16th. It is dedicated to the Mystery of the Incarnation. It is thought to be built on the site of the old mosque of the village [...]

Huétor Vega Wine Museum

Huétor Vega

In this centre you can take part in a guided tour and even taste the Huétor Vega wines that are so popular in Granada. You will learn about the history of wine, how it is made and learn about smelling [...]

Historic building in Huétor Vega

Huétor Vega

This 17th century house is located in the town’s Calle Real.  It has been classified as a building of historic and artistic interest, due to its monumental courtyard and outbuildings.

Bodega Los Neveros winery

Huétor Vega

The climate, the temperatures and the geographic location of this winery all help to ensure that we can create some of the country’s leading wines.

Celebrations in honour of San Roque and the Virgen del Rosario

Huétor Vega

During the whole week of celebrations they have many cultural, musical, recreational and religious activities. The romeria of the 15th of August stands out.

Day of the Cross

Huétor Vega

They put crosses decorated with flowers in their streets and squares and the villagers get together around them to enjoy a day of celebration.

Day of the Cross

Huétor Vega

They put crosses decorated with flowers in their streets and squares and the villagers get together around them to enjoy a day of celebration.

Celebrations in honour of San Roque and the Virgen del Rosario

Huétor Vega

During the whole week of celebrations they have many cultural, musical, recreational and religious activities. The romeria of the 15th of August stands out.



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