Zagra

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Zagra borders with Algarinejo and Loja and is very close to Iznájar. It is located at the foot of a high hill at the top of which you can still see the remains of an ancient castle from which you can get magnificent views. The town is of Spanish origin and its name comes from the word ‘sajra’ meaning rock or pit.

The main economic driver is agriculture, particularly olive production.

In of Zagra numerous objects dating back to the Prehistoric and Roman period have been discovered. Flint arrowheads, Neolithic axes, pottery fragments and coins have been found in ancient graves. The origin of the town and its castle is Arabic.

After the Reconquista, the castle was given to a Castilian warden who tried in vain to gain dominion of the surrounding land. Having previously been under the direct control of the sultan, without any proper jurisdiction, the lands were divided among the Spanish settlers who settled in the village.

For centuries it fell under the jurisdiction of Loja. In 1982 when it got its municipal independence.

In Zagra many olives are grown and in neighbouring Iznájar there is a great fishing traditions so its no surprise that both of these ingredients are used in local dishes. Local cuisine has also been influenced by the neighbouring province of Malaga. Choto stew and homemade sausages are popular here as is Sobrehúsa and Porra.

Rosquetes, doughnuts, Roscos de viento, Borrachuelos and Piñonate are desserts worth trying.

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Information about the Municipality

Region: Poniente Granadino
Postcode: 18311
Distance from Granada (km): 72
Number of inhabitants: 1068
People: Zagreños
Web: www.zagra.es

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Arab castle

Zagra

This fort was part of the first line of defence of the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada, although its existence is already documented several centuries earlier. There are two separate areas of the castle and a large enclosure of considerable proportions. [...]

Iglesia parroquial de San Lorenzo

Zagra

Spanish Settlers built this church in the 18th century. It was renovated in 1970.

Big Fair

Zagra

This celebration takes place from an old cattle fair. It has a fair format. During these days they build stalls, they organize popular games and they dance at the night parties.

Fiestas patronales de San Lorenzo

Zagra

Su origen es reciente, tanto como el Ayuntamiento. Se celebra el día del patrón, San Lorenzo, para conmemorar la independencia de este municipio de la cercana Loja, conseguida en 1982. También como homenaje a los emigrantes que partieron a Cataluña [...]

Romería de San Antonio

Zagra

Su origen es muy reciente y casual: un vecino debía cumplir una promesa y procesionar un cuadro del santo. No fue solo en su recorrido, pues lo acompañó todo el pueblo y se convirtió en esta romería que se celebra [...]

Fiestas patronales de San Lorenzo

Zagra

Su origen es reciente, tanto como el Ayuntamiento. Se celebra el día del patrón, San Lorenzo, para conmemorar la independencia de este municipio de la cercana Loja, conseguida en 1982. También como homenaje a los emigrantes que partieron a Cataluña [...]

Romería de San Antonio

Zagra

Su origen es muy reciente y casual: un vecino debía cumplir una promesa y procesionar un cuadro del santo. No fue solo en su recorrido, pues lo acompañó todo el pueblo y se convirtió en esta romería que se celebra [...]

Big Fair

Zagra

This celebration takes place from an old cattle fair. It has a fair format. During these days they build stalls, they organize popular games and they dance at the night parties.



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