The town is located in the north western part of the province of Granada province, next to the mountain range Sierra de La Sagra. It shares a border with the provinces of Jaén, Albacete, Murcia and Almeria. The 16th century church, the Iglesia parroquial de Santa María de la Quinta Angustia and the Casa de los Patiños are both worth visiting.
Puebla de Don Fadrique is a great starting point for a trek to Las Santas, Collados de Arriba, Casa de la Virgen and Cortijos Nuevos. Almaciles is a small town in the municipality district. It is located over 1100 metres above sea level and lies between mountains and vast plains, at the base of the Sierra de La Sagra. It is the first Andalusian town you get to if you are travelling from the east on the Jumilla-Calasparra-Caravaca road towards Granada.
Puebla de Don Fadrique has two important festivals: the romería of Alodía and Nunilón, and the Cascaborras, which is celebrated at Christmas.
Important archaeological finds from the Iberian-Roman and Moorish periods have been discovered here. In the 13th and 14th century this town was part of a border area where several skirmishes between Muslims and Christians took place. In these times the current Puebla de Don Fadrique was just a hamlet consisting of a handful of settlers and numerous watchtowers.
The municipality is named after the second Duke of Alba, Don Fadrique de Toledo, christened in 1525. Before that it had been called Lugar de la Bolteruela. The town was annexed by the Crown of Castile and was later given to Don Fadrique. After the revolt of the Moors and their expulsion it was repopulated by settlers from Navarra.
Vianda, a recipe introduced by the settles from Navarre, are excellent. Other typical dishes include partridges in chocolate sauce, Ajo de aserrador, Andrajos, Gueñas, tortas fritas and Ajo arriero. The locally made sausages and other pork products are very popular.