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Lecrín

Villages in Granada

Lecrin

The municipality of Lecrin was formed by the union of 6 villages: Acequias, Mondújar, Talara, Béznar, Murchas and Chite. (The first five joined in 1967 and Béznar joined in 1973). The Ayuntamiento (city hall) is currently in Talara.

The municipality of Lecrín forms part of Sierra Nevada Natural Park.

The discovery of Roman baths dating from the mid first century to the early fourth century shows that the origins of the town go back to that era. However, it was with the Arabs when Lecrín reached its zenith. Due to the status as a mainly agricultural enclave, without defenses of any strategic importance, the town did not suffer too much hardship in the war of reconquest and the subsequent uprising of the Moors. After the defeat and expulsion of the Moors the region was badly depopulated and the mainstay of agriculture considerably weakened. Soon after this expulsion, Lecrín was repopulated with Christians from other kingdoms of Spain, but later still, in the nineteenth century; the town once again became depopulated because of emigration and several epidemics.

Lecrin Monuments

Iglesia Parroquial (Parish Church)
Hermitage of Santo Cristo (XVIII century).
Roman Baths.
Archaeological: Remains of Mondújar castle, and the remains of Fort Béznar.

Lecrin Gastronomy

Citrus fruits are important to the area, especially oranges and lemons grown in the Lecrin Valley. Sugarcane is grown on the nearby Costa and has been the traditional base of the ‘candy cane’, one of the oldest recipes and characteristic of the area.

Directions

Leaving Granada direction: E-902, A-44, Jaén. At the roundabout, take exit 4 Continue along: E-902 / A-44 heading to Armidale – Motril. Take the exit towards: Exit 160 – Lecrín – El Valle. Follow signs to reach Lecrín.

Distances from Lecrin

Granada 34 km
Izbor 8.5 km
Beznar 3.5 km
Órgiva 21km
Melegís 4 km
Cozvíjar 9.5 km
Lanjaron 12 km
Albuñuelas 10 km
Pampaneira 34 km
Pinos del Valle 9 km

Lecrin, Valle de Lecrín, Granada


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