Deifontes, Comarca de los Montes Orientales
Deifontes is a municipality situated on the northern part of the Vega de Granada (Granada province), about 25 km from the Capital, Granada in southeastern Spain. The town borders the municipalities of Albolote, Iznalloz and Cogollos Vega.
During the time of the Muslim domination it was called Dialfates (although it is more likely to have come from alfont, or the (casa de la fuente), later to be renamed (by Royal decree of the year 1903) with its current name, which comes from the Latin words Deus and Fons, which means Power of God, possibly due to the magnificent fountains of the region.
Remains of an Iberian settlement were discovered in the “Erillas” and Roman remains found in the Venta del Nacimiento.
Deifontes was the property of the Abadia del Sacromonte in Granada, by cession of the Crown of Castile after the conquest. With the seizure of Mendizabal it was sold by auction to the Countess of Antillón. In the twentieth century it acquired the consideration of independent municipality.
Iglesia Parroquial (Parish Church, 1656, neo-Mudejar.)
‘Casa-Palacio’ of the Marqueses de Casablanca.
San Isidro Chapel (19yh century).
Archaeological Sites: Site of las Erillas, site of the Venta de la Nacimiento.
Urban area with no impact of new construction.
The most characteristic dishes are gourmet soups like ‘sopas de lluvia’, soft rolls, garlic soup, Easter casserole, casserole with peppers and homemade sausages. Traditional desserts include locally produced ice-creams, donuts, egg rolls cakes, donuts with butter, oil cakes, borrachuelos and home cooked magdalenas. (small sponge cakes)
The district is part of the production area of a product that stands for quality: Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
It is marketed under the label of quality:
The Denomination of Origin “Montes de Granada.
From Granada Exit towards: Armilla – Motril. Pass near Maracena – Albolote and Chaparral. Take the exit towards: Exit 108 – Deifontes. Arrive at Deifontes.
Distances from Deifontes
Granada 27 km
Alfacar 24 km
Peligros 18 km
Güevéjar 20 km
Calicasas 18 km
Maracena 20 km
Cogollos Vega 23 km
Benalúa de las Villas 29 km