Arenas del Rey

Arenas del Rey
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Arenas del Rey is one of a series of villages that form the Poniente Granadino (west side of Granada), which is becoming an interesting reference point for tourists thanks to the characteristics of the area.

In the vicinity of the Bermejales reservoir, visitors can enjoy the incomparable setting of the north face of the Sierra Tejeda mountain range, which is a striking reddish-brown rock surrounded by the greenery of the vineyards, the yews and pines which in winter is capped by a white layer of snow.

History

The municipal area has been subject to foreign influences including the Roman Empire, the long presence of the Moors and also, the Christian re-conquest after the wars of Granada. In the 19th Century during the Wars of Independence, Napoleonic troops also occupied these lands. The village centre was destroyed by an earthquake in 1884 and presently dates back to the final years of the 19th Century. The reconstruction was carried out thanks to the support obtained from all over Spain and from the King Alfonso XII.

In 1973 Fornes, Jatar and Arenas del Rey unified to become a single municipality.

Arenas del Rey
Town
Province of Granada
Arenas del Rey
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Arenas del Rey
Tourist area
Distance to the capital (km)
44
Altitude above sea level (m)
874
Extension (Km 2 )
116
No. of Inhabitants
2071
Demonym
Arenuscos
Postal Code
18126
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