Yegen

Tourist information

Yegen was immortalised by the English writer Gerald Brenan in his book South from Granada. The writer, who lived here in the 1920s, explained: ‘…the place had something about it that was attractive to me. It was a poor village high above the sea, with amazing views. Its grey square houses, in jagged Le Corbusier style, on the steep slope of the hill all stuck to one another. They had flat roofs and small smoky chimneys, and looked as though they had been built by insects.’

A visit to this town will give you the opportunity to see the typical architecture of La Alpujarra – its steep streets, its tinaos, a system whereby the roof of one house is used as a patio or terrace for the one above, giving the town a stepped structure. Alpujarra de la Sierra is the ideal place for trekking, riding or cycling and has a wide range of charming rural accommodation. The guest house where Gerald Brenan stayed is still open to the public, which is where he stayed before renting the house that was his home for fourteen years. Today it is one of the attractions the town has to offer.

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Information about the Municipality

Region: Alpujarra and Valle de Lecrín
Municipio: Alpujarra de la Sierra
Postcode: 18460
People: Yegeros
Web: www.alpujarradelasierra.es
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Iglesia del Dulce Nombre del Niño Jesús

Yegen

This church used to be a former mosque and dates back to the 16th century. It does not have a tower, but does have a single nave. Inside, there is a beautiful statue of the Child Jesus, who is the [...]

Yegen Museum of Photography

Yegen

This is a small exhibition of photographs of the town and its people taken between the 1959 and 1989 by the Danish man who lived here called Van Hannsen.

Fuente de los Tres Caños

Yegen

This spring is of considerable importance in this area because many of the La Alpujarra’s villages got their water fountains from here. Yegen has a number of springs including the spring in the church square, the spring in front of [...]

Gerald Brenan House

Yegen

Fondly known as the Casa del Inglés, this is where the writer and Spanish scholar Gerald Brenan lived for 14 years. It is one of the main attractions of Yegen, where fans of his work come and visit. Brenan lived [...]

Lavadero La Camellona

Yegen

Situated in the geographically lowest part of town, this spring used to be a local washing place.

Santo Nombre del Niño Jesús

Yegen

The patron celebrations of Yegen are celebrated in January. On the program of events the corrida of bands with horses and donkeys stands out. It is celebrated every year at the most popular time for bull events and for Lorca, [...]

Santo Nombre del Niño Jesús

Yegen

The patron celebrations of Yegen are celebrated in January. On the program of events the corrida of bands with horses and donkeys stands out. It is celebrated every year at the most popular time for bull events and for Lorca, [...]



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