Órgiva shines for carnival

Parades, performances, prizes for the best costumes and music are some of the activities enjoyed by visitors and orgiveños

The fight against cancer walk in Órgiva

Walking the V Solidarity March Against Cancer has brought together a thousand people, coming from numerous points, they have traveled the path of Centenary Olive trees.

The XXI Fair - Made in the Alpujarra - meets expectations

During the last four days of Easter, the region of the Alpujarra was again popular destination, thanks to the XXI Fair of Tourism, Crafts and Food, Made in the Alpujarra. The fair is annually held in Órgiva city and attract approximately 20,000 visitors. They come not only from the Alpujarras region and the province, but also of many other parts of Spain. The good weather during the four-day fair has also led to the success of affluence.

Jazz in Busquistar

VIII Festival of Jazz de Las Alpujarras in Busquistar

WHEN: 7,8,9 August 2014

WHERE: Patio de las Escuelas, Busquistar, Las Alpujarras

  • 7th August - Jacky Tarrason Trio
  • 8th August - Jorge Pardo
  • 9th August - Vargas Blues Band & Dani Wilde

All concerts starts at 10.30 p.m.

New Provincial Museum of the Alpujarra

The Provincial Museum of the Alpujarra is open for visitors in the square de los Caños in Ugíjar (Granada province).

From Friday you can enjoy the ethnographic collection (loan by the family of José Antonio Jimenez Tovar), who will be awarded by the Medal of Merit of the Province of Granada for its collectionist work for decades.

 

Life in Albaicín in the 15century

A lecture by architect Rafael Anderson on "Life in Albaicín in the 15c" with live Andalusian/Sufi music by Medina Whiteman

In aid of the Children of Gaza.

DATE 9th of April TIME 11.30am PLACE: Hotel Puerta Nazarí, Orgiva DONATION: 8€ incl. coffee & Pastry

Conversos Sufis in Las Alpujarras

In Spain there are about 1,200 Naqshbandi Sufis, a spiritual branch of the Muslim religion. There is a group in the Alpujarra and another near Caceres.

Fiestas de Moros y Cristianos

This fiesta is celebrated every year 15th of September in village Válor. Its how the local people remeber turbulent times of 16th century when last Moorish resistance finaly meet the Cristian forces.

Learn more about history of Las Alpujarras

There is a FB group dedicated to the history of Las Alpujarras from its earliest times to the eighteenth century.

Its where you can share with others the memories, knowledge, materials and theories related to Las Alpujarras or learn more about its rich history.

Visit La Alpujarra Antiqua page where we are trying to bring in the light once again the old roads, bridges, chapels, mills, castles, forts ...

Restoration of the medieval irrigation canal

This Saturday opens renovated irrigation canal near Canar, a village in the Alpujarras. The old canal, of medieval origin, was abandoned for 30 years.

With the help of 180 volunteers from different parts of Spain and other countries, as well as with the collaboration of the Community authorities, this canal will bring the water to the important oak vega of Cáñar.

This restoration project is part of the MEMOLA projects, coordinated by the University of Granada, which has been launched to analyze the cultural configuration of Mediterranean landscapes. The opening of the canal  will be followed by a party with all volunteers and people from the neighboring village of Canar, who regained part of its heritage.

New Ferry line Motril - Melilla

There is the new ferry line from Spanish port Motril to Melilla on African coast. The trip takes about 2.5h and you will travel with quick and modern ferry boat.