This village is located a few kilometres from Granada and is part of the Parque Natural de la Sierra de Huétor. It is a mid-mountain area heavily populated with oak trees. Its many white houses under the high peak make it feel like a mountain town. Here you can get amazing views of the de la Mata, a peak that is over 2500 meters in altitude. From here you can see right across the Vega de Granada over to the Sierra Nevada.
Much of the municipality is part of the Parque Natural de la Sierra de Huétor. Here you can go hiking and take part in outdoor sports. There are also beautiful places in Cogollos Vega, like the source of the Río Bermejo and the Barranco Hondo.
Populated by humans since the Palaeolithic times, Roman, Visigoth and Arab remains have all been found here. Some historians believe that the town’s name comes from the Latin name Quqululus. Its proximity to the city of Granada has always marked its history and it shares the same familiar story under the Reconquista and its subsequent repopulation. Cogollos Vega used to be a farmstead assigned to the district of Vega with other towns around Granada (including Alhendín, Alfacar, Víznar). It also included the farmsteads of Taucha, Lomilla Vitar, Alcudia and El Page de las Taulas.
Specialities from Cogollos Vega include Tortas de Pringue, rice with rabbit, goat with garlic, spicy porridge and special Hornazos eaten on the local feast day, the Día de la Cruz.
In June, the villagers of Cogollos Vega honoured its patron San Antonio with the popular celebrations. On these days of celebrations there is a tradition of religious events and the party atmosphere of the night parties.