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The Barranco del Poqueira is one of the most popular places visited in the province of Granada. This amazing cliff in the south face of Sierra Nevada, forms a part of the Natural Park and in its dramatic fall from the Veleta Peak, it comprises three villages of great beauty: Capileira, Bubión and Pampaneira.
The name of this village originates from the Latin word pampinus, meaning "vine shoot", which refers to the luxuriance of its lands watered by the river Poqueira. Apart from being considered a historic-artistic centre, it has been granted many awards such as the First Provincial Prize for the Embellishment of Villages (1976), and twice (1977 and 1978) the National Tourism Award for the Embellishment and Improvement of Spanish Villages.
In this municipality there is also room for meditation and retirement in the Buddhist monastery of O Sel Ling.
In the heart of the Alpujarra, this unique village, natural intermediary between the Mediterranean coast and Sierra Nevada, towered by the highest mountain peaks in the peninsula, is, without doubt, a place to visit in the Alpujarra itinerary.