Freila – Granada

Freila in Granada is located in the north of the province. The town is sheltered by the remains of the old Muslim fortress from the XII-XIII centuries. From the square, the Negratin reservoir can be seen as a great interior lake, where an endless mantle of water contrasts with an extension of red and dry lands. There are still caves inhabited with their flowerpots and their white facade.

Local information

Ayuntamiento de Freila
Plaza San Marcos s/n, 18812 Freila (Granada)
Telephone: 958-865-201

Health Clinic Bars, shops, restaurants Schools Municipal pool Beach
1h 42 min
Golf nearby Malaga 219km Granada 96km Seville 342km Bus and train
Malaga airport
Granada airport
Seville airport


Main information

Freila in Granada is a town located in a fertile plain where olive trees, fruit trees and mulberry trees grow. However, the orchard contrasts with the dry, red soil of the semi-desert area that surrounds Freila. A beautiful natural setting full of geographical contrasts, close to the Negratin reservoir, where you can practice water sports such as canoeing or sport fishing.

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The Freila Castle in Granada, from the Nasrid period (13th to 15th centuries), is the most emblematic monument in the city. It consists of a tower, two wall sections, a cistern and, near these, a wall parapet. Torre del Maruq, an Arab watchtower near the Negratin reservoir.

Urbanistically, it the town of Freila in Granada stands out for its cave houses, in which a good part of the population lives. The most interesting places are a massive nine-meter tower that belonged to an old medieval castle, several lines of a wall, and a 16th-century parish church dedicated to the invocation of Santa Maria de la Anunciacion. 


  • 24/25th of April  – San Marcos August Festivities,
  • First weekend of August – Celebrated in honor of Our Lady of Sorrows

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