Salar

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Located next to the Río Salar, which flows down from the Sierra de Alhama, Salar probably took its name from its local salt industry, as there used to be many salt evaporation ponds in western Granada, but it has disappeared today. Salar is surrounded by a beautiful natural environment, which can be enjoyed in many places, such as the Fuente Alta or the Cruz de Marino. At the edge of the municipality bordering with Loja is located the Cueva Monea, with its stalactites and stalagmites. Another cave is the Cueva del Bañuelo, which is a semi-thermal hot spring.

Archaeological remains belonging to the Neolithic period have been found in the area. Roman remains have also been discovered, such as the ruins of Gabino. It is believed that the village of Salar was created around the same time its medieval fortress was built. It was conquered by Hernán Pérez del Pulgar on 30th May 1486, during the siege of Loja against the Moors. In 1490 it fell into the hands of the Catholic Monarchs, who immediately appointed a local mayor that later took charge of repopulating the village. Salar belonged to the town of Loja until 1817. It took a stand against the French in the Peninsular War and participated in the peasant revolts in the 19th century.

Olive oil is widely produced and used in the local cuisine. It is an ingredient of the Olla de San Antón and used to make Hornazos, as well as the pastries called Borrachuelos. Local dishes also include game, especially hares and partridges.

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Information about the Municipality

Region: Poniente Granadino
Postcode: 18310
Distance from Granada (km): 50
Number of inhabitants: 2768
People: Salareños
Web: salar.sedelectronica.es/info.2

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Iglesia parroquial de Santa Ana

Salar

This church was built in 1795 to replace another local church that was falling down. This church was built on the site of the ‘Castillo’ and is dedicated to the patron saint of the town, Santa Ana.

Torre Mora

Salar

The Torre Mora was built in the 12th century in the Nasrid period. Although its original structure has been thoroughly renovated, the old castle tower is still preserved in perfect condition. It is located in the centre of the town. [...]

Celebrations in honour of Santa Ana

Salar

During the patron celebrations in honour of Santa Ana, the population of Salar commemorates the patron with a religious act and a parade in the morning. In the afternoon and at night, the joy of the popular games and the [...]

Feria de ganado

Salar

descripción: Se celebró por primera vez en agosto de 1914. Más tarde, dado la coincidencia con la Feria Mayor de Loja, se acordó su celebración en octubre.

Feria de ganado

Salar

descripción: Se celebró por primera vez en agosto de 1914. Más tarde, dado la coincidencia con la Feria Mayor de Loja, se acordó su celebración en octubre.

Celebrations in honour of Santa Ana

Salar

During the patron celebrations in honour of Santa Ana, the population of Salar commemorates the patron with a religious act and a parade in the morning. In the afternoon and at night, the joy of the popular games and the [...]



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