The municipality of Nívar forms a part of the Natural Park of Sierra de Huétor and is located a few kilometres away from the city of the Alhambra. It is a medium height mountain AREA with vast vegetation comprising holm and gall oaks.
Typical examples of mountain architecture are: the Plaza de la Iglesia (Church Square) and the Balcony of Nívar in the street called Calle de los Petriles.
HistoryThe name of this village derives from the existence of an ancient watchtower that the Moors called Hizn al-nibal.
It was here where the truce between Juan II and Abenamar was signed.