Capileira, the gate of Sierra Nevada

Charming Andalusian villages

We all know that Spain is known for having an infinity of places full of charm and magic; beaches with white sand and crystal clear water, majestic forests away from the stress of cities, mountains that seem never to end and towns and cities full of history, beauty and tradition.

In this series of articles we will explore the 100 most beautiful towns in Spain and you will understand why you cannot miss them.

In each publication we will talk about each of the towns and thus, you will be able to plan your perfect route to enjoy its views, landscapes, gastronomy and its wonderful people.

In our first article we will tell you about a wonderful Andalusian town called:


 Illustration. Capileira

Located almost an hour from the city of Granada in the Alpujarra Granadina, Capileira will leave you enchanted when you arrive and find a town that has preserved its architecture, culture and gastronomy almost intact over time.


Photography "Capileira" by Manel licensed under CC BY 4 .0

Located at almost 1,500 meters above sea level, the town has multiple viewpoints that will offer you wonderful views of the Poqueira Ravine, among which the impressive panoramic views of Cerro Mulhacén and Picacho Veleta stand out. Likewise, you will be fascinated with its Berber architecture, the irrigation system from its ancient Arab settlers and the terraos; planes specifically built to prevent the erosion of the blue earth that characterizes the region so much.

While you walk towards the Ntra. Señora de la Cabeza Parish Church, its narrow and winding streets, located on the slope of the mountain, will allow you to lose yourself in the town while you delight yourself with the balconies full of flowers and enjoy an unparalleled tranquility .


Photography "White Village" by Jocelyn Erskine-Kellie licensed under CC BY 4.0

Finally, you can enjoy the majestic nature of the Sierra Nevada National Park by walking through the large number of trails that are near the town


Photography "P6181199" by Albert licensed under CC BY 4.0

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