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The towns of the municipality include Castillo de Baños, Haza del Lino, Haza del Trigo, La Guapa, La Mamola and Polopos.

Polopos has all the charm of an Andalusian coastal town and is perfectly located to enjoy the mountains, sea and sun. Nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the beautiful scenery of the Haza de Lino, in the Sierra de la Contraviesa, the municipality has several typical villages, with friendly and hard-working inhabitants and clean beaches surrounded by an untouched natural environment.

Castillo de Baños is situated on the coast on a small plain called Puerta de Baños. La Mamola is a fishing village on the coast in the municipality of Polopos. It lies at the foot of a hill on top of which is an ancient watchtower.

The town’s historic and cultural heritage is very interesting. Here you can see the Arab watchtower Cautor, the Hornabeque de Castillo de Baños, the Iglesia parroquial de Nuestra Señora del Rosario in Polopos and the Iglesia la de la Asunción in La Mamola

During the Islamic domination, the time when this town was founded, Polopos belonged to the Tahá de Gran Cehel. Polopos was handed over to the last Moorish king, Boabdil, and when he retired to Africa, it fell to the Castilian crown. Ferdinand sold it to a member of the Portocarrero family.  Polopos lived through the Rebellion of the Moors and their subsequent expulsion. In the 19th century it was a prosperous area due to its production of raisins, wine and spirits. It also had a number of mills.

Polopos has a rich and varied cuisine, offering the best of surf and turf. Specialities include fried fish, sausages, bacon, marinated pork, Choto, casseroles and fish stews. It is also variety of delicious desserts including fig bread, egg bagels, doughnuts, fried cookies and the famous Torta de chicharrones.


Information about the Municipality

Region: Costa Tropical
Poblaciones del municipio: La Mamola
Postcode: 18750
Distance from Granada (km): 87
Number of inhabitants: 1625
People: Poloperos
Web: www.polopos.es


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Castillo de Baños fortress


This defensive fort was built in the 16th century, during the reign of Philip II. It has two bastions. It was rebuilt in the second half of the 18th century, due to its strategic and defensive importance. The fortress has [...]

Iglesia parroquial de Nuestra Señora del Rosario


This church was built in the 18th century on the site of the town’s mosque.

Castillo de Baños Beach


This small strip of sand and coarse gravel is 50 metres long and 10 metres wide. It is adjoined to a camping site and some plantations. This beach is never very full.

Celebrations in honour of the Virgen del Rosario


During these celebrations you can find varied acts such as table tennis tournament, football indoor, games for kids, concert of the local band, night parties, mass and parade in honour of the patron. The curious note is the election, next [...]


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