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Jerez del Marquesado

Villages in Granada

Jerez del Marquesado, Sierra Nevada Natural Park

Jerez del Marquesado is part of Natural Park of Sierra Nevada, on the northern slopes, and is one of the most picturesque villages in this mountainous area which the Arabs called ‘el Sened’.

Its origins date back to prehistoric times, specifically to the Neolithic age with remains of the Argar culture having been found, and mining operations from the Bronze Age which continued through to Roman times. The area was called Sericis by the Romans, the Arabs called it Mecina or Alcazar (castle) and Xeriz (Silk) because of the coexistence of two villages. Mecina had the older local population, and Xeriz had the Moors. The dominance of the Moors and the integration with the local population took place in the twelfth century, the area, having abundant water, became an important place where the kings of Granada owned vast estates.

Monuments

Parish Church
Moorish Castle
Santa Costanza (ancient copper mine)

Jerez del Marquesado Gastronomy

Rin Ran de Bacalao,(a cod dish), Migas, (a dish with bread crumbs) and pan fried potatoes and beans. Also you can try, depending on the season, local sausage and hams.

Directions

From Granada take exit 2 Continue along: E-902 / A-44 direction: Armilla – Motril. Pass near Maracena and Peligros. Follow direction Almería – Murcia. Pass Albolote, go to: A-92. Pass near Lopera. Take the exit towards: Exit 288 – Purullena – Cortez and Graena – Beas de Guadix – Troglodyte City – Ceramic Art . Follow signs to Purullena. Pass Purullena . Continue to Guadix. Pass Guadix and take Exit GR-SE-19 to Jerez del Marquesado.

Distances from Jerez del Marquesado

Aldeire 14 km
Lugros 35 km
Alquife 7.5 km
Albuñán 6 km
Granada 69 km
Lanteira 4.5 km
Alcudia de Guadix 17 km
Cogollos de Guadix 6 km
Minas del Marquesado 9.5 km


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