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Peligros is a village in the northern part of the plain of Granada with a very rich history although only few traces of its past remain. It is a place full of colours and has a beautiful landscape with of orchards and fields.

There is evidence that this village was built on the site of a Roman settlement and that it used to be a farmstead in Muslim times throughout the Middle Ages. Few archaeological remains have been found, except for the ones found in 1964 in the Casería de Titos. The meaning of the name Peligros comes from the Latin word ‘periculum’, meaning place of danger, possibly because there was a dangerous lagoon here centuries ago.

The cortijadas and farmhouses disappeared a few years after the Christian conquest, after the revolt of the Moors and their subsequent expulsion. It was site of many famous battles towards the end of the Reconquista, such as the battle of Higueruela. The population decreased significantly after the expulsion of the Moors. From the 18th century onwards it slowly began to be repopulated again by settlers from other parts of Spain.

Rice is one of the local ingredients often accompanied by local game. Rabbit, partridges and Choto (suckling goat) are all cooked in different ways. Peas, chickpeas and wheat are popular ingredients in traditional recipes.


Information about the Municipality

Region: Granada and its surroundings
Postcode: 18210
Distance from Granada (km): 5
Number of inhabitants: 10037
People: Peligreños
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Iglesia parroquial de San Ildefonso


This church dates back to the 16th century and was built on the site of another church. The parish church has undergone a number of restoration projects over the years, particularly in the 17th century. It is dedicated to St. [...]

Casa Árabe


The building is a contemporary construction, built in neo-Moorish style at the end of the 19th century. It imitates a typical small palace-fortress and is thought to have been built over the medieval gate of Granada.

Festival of the Copla de Peligros


The City council of Peligros, with the collaboration of the Diputacion of Granada, organizes this festival. Musical performances, cinema projections and conferences go around the copla and the present music. Date: May Organizes: Delegation of Granada and City council of [...]

International Folklore Festival of the Villa de Peligros


Organized by the Municipal Association of Choirs and Dances and the Council of Celebrations of the City council of Peligros. Its objective is to preserve the folklore of the town and the region, as well as to present other international [...]

Patron celebrations in honour of San Ildefonso


In January, Peligros celebrates its patron celebrations with liturgical acts and live music, as well as other popular activities.

Celebration of the ‘Mozuelas’


Celebration of the religious tradition with a procession where the young single women that have not got a boyfriend (the mozuelas) precede the Santisimo Sacramento throwing flowers to it.


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