Puebla de don Fadrique

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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.

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Information about the Municipality

Region: El Altiplano: Baza and Huescar
Postcode: 18820
Distance from Granada (km): 184
Number of inhabitants: 2621
People: Poblenses o poblatos
Web: www.puebladedonfadrique.es
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Iglesia de Santa María de la Quinta (o Quinta Angustia)

Puebla de don Fadrique

This parish church was built in the 16th century. It is divided into three sections, with three separate naves, each one divided by Doric pillars. It has a Gothic apse. The tower has three sections and a bell tower. It [...]

Gregorio Marín Museum of Paintings

Puebla de don Fadrique

Pilar Marin, the founder of this museum, left the village of Puebla de Don Fadrique a small collection of paintings, some of which are his and some of them are gifts from friends.

Casa de los Patiños

Puebla de don Fadrique

This manor house was built in the 16th century. Its inner courtyard with its original wooden gallery and emblazoned façade are particularly noteworthy, as is the framework in the inside of the building.

Faculty for Andalusian and Islamic Studies

Puebla de don Fadrique

To the north of Puebla de Don Fadrique, on the road from La Losa, in the Alqueria de Rosales, there is a modern mosque where courses in Islamic studies are taught. Together with the mosque in Granada’s Albaicín, this is [...]

Sierra de La Sagra

Puebla de don Fadrique

This is the highest peak in Andalusia after the Sierra Nevada. Its peaks remain covered in snow during autumn, winter and early spring. It is nestled to the back of the Sierra de Cazorla and the Sierra de la Segura, [...]

Celebration of the Animas

Puebla de don Fadrique

In the north-western border of the old Kingdom of Granada, at the foot of the La Sagra mountain range and almost 200 kilometres from its capital, in the limit with the provinces of Jaén, Albacete, Murcia and Almeria, quite a [...]

Celebrations in honour of the Santo Cristo de la Toscana

Puebla de don Fadrique

Celebrations in honour of the Santo Cristo de la Toscana in which different cultural and recreational activities are organized.

Popular celebrations of the Asuncion

Puebla de don Fadrique

Celebrations in honour of the Asuncion de la Virgen Maria in which there are activities for kids, tasting of rice and beer and night parties with music in charge of several orchestras.

Celebrations in honour of the Santo Cristo de la Toscana

Puebla de don Fadrique

Celebrations in honour of the Santo Cristo de la Toscana in which different cultural and recreational activities are organized.

Popular celebrations of the Asuncion

Puebla de don Fadrique

Celebrations in honour of the Asuncion de la Virgen Maria in which there are activities for kids, tasting of rice and beer and night parties with music in charge of several orchestras.

Romería de las Santas Alodía y Nunilón

Puebla de don Fadrique

The towns of Huéscar and Puebla de Don Fadrique share the patrons St Alodía and St Nunilón. Their feast day culminates in a celebration taking place on the Monday following Pentecost, usually in May. There is a pilgrimage to the [...]

Celebration of the Animas

Puebla de don Fadrique

In the north-western border of the old Kingdom of Granada, at the foot of the La Sagra mountain range and almost 200 kilometres from its capital, in the limit with the provinces of Jaén, Albacete, Murcia and Almeria, quite a [...]



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