Lobras

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Just three kilometres apart, Lobras and Tímar are the villages that make up the municipality of Lobras, the former being the capital of the municipality.

Tímar has its own history and has existed over many centuries. Here you can see the remains of some wells and of a Moorish fortress.

In both towns there is an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity, making both towns ideal places to escape the bustle of the city. Even though the population of both towns put together does not exceed 150 inhabitants, all the houses are lived in and in good condition, often because they are used as holiday homes.

The Iglesia Parroquial de San Agustín is based in Lobras and was built in the 16th century Moorish style. The church in Tímar it is poorly maintained. For about 150 years the traditional procession on Christmas Day takes place, during which an image of Jesus, known as the Lord of the Ascension, is carried around town. This was started to ask for protection during the tragic earthquake of 1884. Another tradition that has now faded due to the decline in the young population was the custom of placing branches on the doorsteps of the houses in which single girls live on the feast day of San Juan Bautista.

This municipality was founded in the early years of Islamic rule, although the existence of a now inactive ancient mercury mine points to the fact that there was an earlier settlement here. It suffered the vicissitudes of war and attacks during the Reconquista and from the expulsion of the Moors by the armies of Juan de Austria. Ever since its significant drop in its population in the 16th century, it has never been a large town. Currently the local economy relies on rural tourism.

Here a lot of olive oil, almonds and corn are produced. Small amounts of grapes for wine are also grown.  One of the most traditional recipes is the Fritadilla de San Augustin, made with lamb or minced pork, green peppers, aubergine, tomatoes, roasted peppers and extra virgin olive oil.

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Information about the Municipality

Region: Alpujarra and Valle de Lecrín
Postcode: 18449
Distance from Granada (km): 96
Number of inhabitants: 126
People: Lobreños
Web: www.lobras.es

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Iglesia del Santo Cristo de la Ascensión (Tímar)

Lobras

This church has a single nave with a main chapel separated by a transverse arch. The whole structure has reinforcement stones in the corners and plastered mortar that looks like stones, which protect the brick and stonework. The tower is [...]

Iglesia parroquial de San Agustín

Lobras

The first church on this site was destroyed in the 1560s. The current building was rebuilt in 1766. In 1884 it was renovated as one of the walls became detached from the façade. At that time, it had a nave [...]

Malacate Museum

Lobras

Museo Malacate is a unique museum that explains many different aspects of the life in Lobras and Tímar, a small village in La Alpujarra that has worked hard to protect its natural environment and keep its local traditions alive. The [...]

Celebrations in honour of San Agustin

Lobras

In the patron celebrations of Lobras they have events of religious character, masses and parades, as well as recreational and cultural acts. The popular Burial of the Vixen, which consists on getting together, youngsters and adults, in a grain warehouse [...]

Celebrations in honour of San Agustin

Lobras

In the patron celebrations of Lobras they have events of religious character, masses and parades, as well as recreational and cultural acts. The popular Burial of the Vixen, which consists on getting together, youngsters and adults, in a grain warehouse [...]



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