Atarfe – Granada

Atarfe in Granada is a nice village located in the north central part of the Vega of Granada. By this village run the Rivers Cubillas and Colomera. Its districts include Caparacena, Sierra Elvira, Hurpe and Cubillas.

Local information

Ayuntamiento de Atarfe
Paseo Santa Ana 11, 18230 Atarfe (Granada)
Telephone: 958-437-803

Health Clinic Bars, shops, restaurants Schools Municipal pool Beach
1h 23 min
Golf nearby Malaga 122km Granada 11km Seville 242km Bus and train
Malaga airport
Granada airport
Seville airport


Main information

Atarfe in Granada is located in the fertile flat lands of the Vega de Granada, a wide area covered with the greenery of the poplar trees and the well looked after irrigated plains that the river Genil waters in its gentle flow towards the west. To this privileged location that can be appreciated from the breathtaking natural balcony in Sierra Elvira mountain range, one can add its proximity to the city of the Alhambra.

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Its name derives from the Arab word ‘ar-tarf’, meaning ‘the border’. The remains found in the surrounding area and in the village itself dates back to the old lli­beris.

At the heart of Atarfe in Granada there are many monuments worth visiting, such as la Ermita de los Tres Juanes where you’ll find the Museo de Ciencias Naturales (Museum of Natural Sciences). Alternatively, take a walk up the nearby hill to visit la Ermita de Santa Ana, which was previously home to a cemetery. Also worth visiting is la Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Encarnacion, which was built over the remains of an Arab mosque.

Nearby is the Sierra Elvira, where lovers of hiking can take a route which goes around the whole mountain. El Parque de Sierra Elvira has an artificial lake with thermal springs with a temperature of 28ºC. Many tourists take advantage of these therapeutic waters for their relaxation and health benefits. 


  • July 26 – the festivity of Santa Ana, with cultural and recreational activities for adults and children. During these, bullfights are held at the Coliseo Ciudad Atarfe, a covered bullring, one of the few in Spain.

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