Dólar, Sierra Nevada Natural Park
Dólar is part of Natural Park and is located on the northern slope of Sierra Nevada, displaying his town on top of a hill, former site of a medieval fortress, the ideal base for practice runs near the Sierra Nevada National Park .
Its history is associated since ancient times to the exploitation of its mineral resources, which remain the major modus vivendi of the inhabitants of the area in the Arab Andalusian period. After the conquest by the Catholic Monarchs of the Kingdom of Granada, would become Marquis of Don Rodrigo de Mendoza.
Hermitage of San Andrés
Ruins of the Arab castle.
There are certain gastronomic habits that usually coincide with the holidays, seasons or agricultural labour.
At Easter we eat the peppers stew, chickpea stew, fried cod with tomato, rice pudding, eggs molis, and oranges with cinnamon.
At Christmas there are typical, rather than food, the sweets, where the “grandmothers” are true experts in their development. For example the famous almendraos, donuts of wine, brandy and butter, lard, etc.
At the time of harvest are used to eat gazpacho, bread crumbs and pan to carrying the “segaores” the place of the pit.
In winter, typical meals are corn meal porridge and potato crumbs, crumbs crack, zalamandroña and gurrupinas.
We also can emphasize:
Choto al ajillo
Lomo en orza
Queso en aceite de oveja
Homemade bread and wine
How to get there
From Granada and Granada airport: Follow the motorway A-92 towards the east, following the signs for Almería to reach the salida 318.
From Almería and Almería airport: Follow the motorway A-92 towards the west, following signs to Granada until you reach the salida 318.
From Murcia: Follow the motorway A-7 south, up to Lorca. Follow the signs for the A-92N until you reach the exit to the motorway A-92. Follow the motorway A-92 until you reach the Salida 318.
Distances from Dólar
Gor 45 km
Alquife 16 km
Guadix 22 km
Aldeire 14 km
Granada 78 km
Hernán Valle 31 km
Alcudia de Guadix 17 km
Dólar Castle Ruins
Ntra. Sra. de la Anunciación Parish Church
San Antón Chapel
San Andrés Chapel
Virgen del Carmen Chapel
Dólar Arab Baths