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Pampaneira is the lowest of the three towns that make up the Barranco de Poqueira. This town has some extraordinary architecture, typical of the La Alpujarra, with its white houses, flat roofs, typical chimneys and tinaos. The town also has a vibrant and flourishing artisan tradition including ceramics, textiles, rugs.

The springs also deserve a special mention; some of them have healing properties, and others, like the Fuente de Chumpaneira has legendary matchmaking properties. As you can read on the mural placed above the three pipes: “This is a source of virtue and has such powers that when an unmarried man drinks from it, he will marry without fail; he will instantly get a girlfriend. Try it and see!’

In the autumn this town celebrates an ​​artisan, agricultural and tourist fair, one of the largest of its kind in the whole region. Local delicacies are served here, including Moorish pastries and pork dishes.

Pampaneira’s origin dates back to the Roman period. Its name comes from the Latin word ‘pampinus’, meaning branch referring to its fertile land. However the town’s layout and architecture are clearly influenced by its former Berber inhabitants. Under the Muslims this town experienced a major agricultural development, and also developed its silk industry.

After the Reconquista and the expulsion of the Moors, the town was repopulated with Christians from Leon and Galicia. It was declared a town of Historic and Cultural Interest together with Bubión and Capileira, and has won the first prize in the Embellecimiento de Pueblos awards and won the National Tourism Award twice.

Homemade food and excellent ingredients make the local cuisine so special. Here you can enjoy casseroles, soups, Migas, local sausages, Moorish pastries and the special La Alpujarra dish, invented especially for King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola of Belgium in one of the restaurants here in Pampaneira. It is perfect for regaining strength after a long walk. It is made with fried potatoes, peppers and onions, fried eggs, ham, pork, sausage and chorizo. For pudding we recommend a nap.


Information about the Municipality

Region: Alpujarra and Valle de Lecrín
Postcode: 18411
Distance from Granada (km): 72
Number of inhabitants: 355
People: Pampanurrios
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Iglesia parroquial de la Santa Cruz


This Baroque church dates back to the 16th century. Inside there is a lovely coffered ceiling and three interesting altarpieces.

Barranco de Poqueira route

In the very heart of the Alpujarra, in the Poqueira Gorge, the itinerary through Pampaneira, Bubión and Capileira provides the traveller with some amazing scenery.

Slaughter of the pig


Pampaneira celebrates every year this celebration with the slaughter of quite a few pigs to be eaten by the audience. All of that watered by the delicious Costa wine. This is the time of the year when traditionally, in the [...]

Burial of the fox


With this tradition it finishes the day of Santa Cruz. The fox is a sort of doll made of paper or leather and it is stuffed with rockets. While the music sounds and the songs can be heard, they take [...]

Celebrations in honour of the Holy Cross


In Pampaneira they honoured the Holy Cross with patron celebrations where activities such as the diablillos and the burial of the vixen stand out. It is a typical event of the region to erase all the bad thing that had [...]

Craftmanship Fair


In the middle of October there is a fair dedicated to the craftsman products and its relation with tourism.


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