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Nestled in the heart of La Alpujarra, the municipality of Bubión hangs above the Barranco de Poqueira ravine, which descends from the Pico Veleta de Sierra Nevada. Together with the nearby villages of Pampaneira and Capileira it has been declared an official Historical and Artistic Site. Its architecture is typically Berber, with its network of steep streets and stepped houses with flat slate roofs, perfectly adapted to the rugged terrain.

The epitome of rural tourism is the Villa Turistica, a hotel built by the Board of Andalusia, from which visitors can start exploring the area by foot, horseback or by car. The town looks out towards the Mediterranean Sea ensuring that, even in winter, temperatures are mild. Its Moorish architecture, the tranquillity of the atmosphere and its pleasant Mediterranean climate have made Bubión a perfect refuge for those seeking peace.

The origins of Bubión stretch back as far as Roman times. In the 19th century Roman burial artefacts were found. However, it was under Arab rule that it reached a greater importance. From the 13th century onwards the town was the head of the Taha de Poqueira, which included the villages of Capileira, Pampaneira, Bubión and the now vanished town of Alguastar.

During the revolt of the Moors its inhabitants sided with the leader Fernando de Valor, ‘Aben Humeya’. They were defeated by Juan of Austria. Most of the Moors were expelled and the town had to be repopulated with settlers from other parts of Spain.

Local hams and sausages are well known. Alpujarreña (almond soup) is a local speciality as is baked goat. The Plato Alpujarreño is also hugely popular, consisting of fried potatoes, fried egg, ham, marinated tenderloin, chorizo and morcilla.


Information about the Municipality

Region: Alpujarra and Valle de Lecrín
Postcode: 18412
Distance from Granada (km): 78
Number of inhabitants: 355
People: Bubioneros
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Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Rosario


This 16th century Mudejar building is located in the lower part of the village on the edge of the canyon and the river. Next to this church you can see the remains of an ancient Nasrid tower.

Casa Alpujarreña


This is a typical house of the region, built directly on the rock. Today it is an ethnographic museum and offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the traditions of La Alpujarra.



Actividad: Bicicleta de montaña

Nade Favreau


Taller De Telar

Moors and Christians celebrations


It is based in the historic battles between Moorish and Christians that took place in the area and that ended with the Muslim prisoners, asking for mercy to the Virgin and converted to Christian religion. The act takes place in [...]

Celebrations in honour of San Sebastian and San Anton


In this celebrations the “diablillos”, which are two o three youngsters disguise with colourful clothes, stand out. This diablillos, with the “Burial of the Vixen” provide humour sense and colour to the celebrations.


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