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Villages in Granada


Villages in Granada

Cádiar, Alpujarra Granadina Region

Cádiar is a Municipality formed by the villages of Cádiar, Narila and Yátor, nestled between the majestic Sierra Nevadas and La Contraviesa on the banks of the river Guadalfeo. Within the town, in the Barrio Bajo (lower area) you will find the typical quaint architectural style of the Alpujarras.

Cádiar limits with the municipalities of Lobras, Bérchules, Alpujarra de la Sierra, Ugíjar, Murtas y Albondón.

The history of Cadiar runs along very similar lines to other villages of the Alpujarras, a region which, by its geographical isolation, has always developed its own distinct culture, and had its “glory period” during the Arab Andalusian period, when the Alpujarras was an important agricultural area specializing in silk production.

After the conquest of Granada (1492) by the Catholic Monarchs, the population was gradually subjected to a pressure that eventually became intolerable, and in 1568 a wealthy landowner of the area, Hernando de Valor, who took the name of Aben Humeya, took up arms against Philip II, prompting a revolt among the Moors from the kingdom of Granada.

According to popular tradition, in the current municipality of Cádiar, near the village, Aben Humeya was proclaimed leader of the rebels. This led to Internal strife among the Moors themselves, who in 1569 killed Abén Humeya, which allowed Juan de Austria to deal swiftly with the uprising. The Moors were expelled in 1609 and the Alpujarras  repopulated  with settlers from Galicia, León, Asturias and Castilla.

Cádiar Monuments

Parish Church of the Incarnation (XVI century).
San Blas Chapel

Cádiar Gastronomy

Ajo Blanco. Almond soup. Cigüela casserole. Migas. Olla Gitana. Cabbage stew. Rice with rabbit. Ribs with mushrooms. Pickled partridge. Roast suckling pig. Rabbit with snails. Chicken with “Easter” sauce.

Sweets: Fig stew. Raspberry casserole. Dried fig cake. Empedrao. Almond Flan. Leche Frita.

Local Wines


From Madrid to Granada , follow the coast road (towards Motril). Towards Orgiva and Torvizcón and follow signs to the town.

From Valencia, Almeria , on the Mediterranean motorway (direction Malaga) to Adra and just before reaching the Rábita take the detour to Albuñan east towards Albondón and the town.

From Malaga . A340  towards Motril. Before arriving in Motril take direction – Granada and then take exit Benaudalla Velez – La Alpujarra . After crossing the bridge follow the river to Cádiar.


Ugíjar 15 km
Yátor 5.5 km
Yegen 14 km
Laroles 27km
Órgiva 38 km
Trevélez 27km
Granada 96 km
Capileira 48 km

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