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Villages in Granada

Torvizcón, Alpujarra Granadina

Torvizcon can be found in the southern part of the ‘Alpujarra Granadina’ (Granada province), southeastern Spain. It borders the municipalities of La Taha, Almegíjar, Cástaras, Albondón, Sorvilán, Polopos and Órgiva.

As for the history of the town, it must be said that Torvizcón dates back to the Roman era, when it was known as Turidianum, later to become Torvizcón. Its history has paralled the destiny of so many other villages of the Alpujarras, a region which, because of its geographical isolation, has always developed its own independent culture, which had its moments of splendour during the Arab Andalusian period, when all Alpujarran agriculture was a major emporium specializing in silk production. During the late seventeenth, through the eighteenth and part of the nineteenth centuries it was at the head of the party upon which the title of Villa (town) was bestowed. In the sixteenth century there were already written comments on its existence, with emphasis on their use of irrigation water and wells. The village of Torvizcón grew to a large number of cortijos (farmsteads) during the nineteenth century.


Parish Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario XVI century, Mudejar style.


Pilon. Situated in the main square. Probably constructed during the eighteenth century, rectangular shape with triangular architecture and a figurehead in the centre.

Museo del Esparto

Torvizcón Gastronomy

Aside from having the usual culinary culture of the region (casseroles of fennel, migas, rabbit ‘fritadilla,’ cooked kid ‘al colorin’ …) in Torvizcón there are famous sweets prepared from dried figs and also fig bread.


From Granada: Take N-323 south (towards Motril). After about 37 km take the exit towards Lanjaron. Continue on this road until you reach Órgiva. Through Órgiva and continue until the town.

Distances from Torvizcón

Granada 71 km
Orgiva 18 km
Cádiar 21km
Lobras 17 km
Notaez 9.5 km
Juviles 21 km
Narila 22 km
Cástaras 18 km
Trevélez 25 km
Busquístar 34 km
Almegíjar 7.5 km
Bérchules 28 km
Velez de Benaudalla 30 km

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