South of Granada, on the road that links Motril and the coast with the city of the Alhambra, at 860 m above sea level, lies the port called Suspiro del Moro; from here and towards the coast opens up the Lecrín Valley, which borders the west face of Sierra Nevada and which has as a natural frontier to the south, the Sierra de lo Guájares mountain range. This area has its own micro climate, tempered good winds giving rise to landscapes of serene beauty where thriving Mediterranean crops.
HistoryThis municipality is the result of the merge on Melegís, Saleres and Restábal in 1972. All of them retain a Moorish urban layout, although probably they originated earlier. Being located in the Lecrín valley made them witness historical events during the War of the Alpujarra in 1568, which resulted in the depopulation of this part of the valley after the Moors were expelled. At the beginning of the 19th century, there was another exodus in the population due to the lack of infrastructure to utilize the resources. Then, with the general emigrations occurring in Andalusia in the mid 20th century the Lecrín Valley suffered an important decrease in the number of inhabitants.
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