Description

The cliff called El Barranco del Poqueira is one of the most visited natural areas in the province of Granada. This breathtaking landscape of the southern slopes of Sierra Nevada, part of Parque Natural, in dizzying drops fall from the Veleta peak and fit three villages of singular beauty in the mountain slopes: Capileira, Bubión and Pampaneira.

Capileira, name of Latin origin ('capitellum, summits), considered a historic and artistic interest, has the essential characteristic that defines the image of villages of Alpujarras: a unique architecture in their homes, perfectly adapted to the broken terrain and climate of the area, which are arranged in narrow streets where the memory lingers in its Moorish past.

At the heart of the Alpujarra of Granada, the only region in the peninsula, natural step between the Mediterranean coast and Sierra Nevada, where stand the highest peaks in the Spanish territory, Capileira is a bound place on the route of the Alpujarra.

General information

Tourist Area: La Alpujarra Granadina Province: Granada Distance from the capital (km): 79 Altitude above sea level (m): 1436 Area (Km2): 57 Nº of inhabintants: 559 name for people: Capilurrios Postal code: 18413 Web: www.capileira.es/