Montefrio – Granada

Montefrio in Granada ruins of the Arab castle sit near the highest point. Being built midway between the Sierra de Priego and Sierra Parapanda, it became one of the main frontier castles of the Moors in the 15th century.

Local information

Ayuntamiento de Montefrio
Plaza de Espana, 7, 18270 Montefrio (Granada)
Telephone: 958-336-136

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1h 30 min
Golf nearby Antequera 80km Malaga 107km Granada 60km Jaen 95 Km Bus and train
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Granada airport
Seville airport


Main information

There are archaeological remains that prove the existence of different settlements in Montefrio in Granada since the Middle Neolithic, in 4500 BC, like the megalithic tombs that you can visit today. Montefrio was part of the northwest frontier of the Kingdom of Granada.

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It was therefore an area of continuous fighting with Christians who were settled in Alcala la Real. The town of Montefrio in Granada province was protected by the castle of which today there only remains the walls.

The conquest of Montefrio by the Christian was attempted several times since Alfonso XI conquered Alcala la Real in 1342. However, The conquest of Montefro in Granada finally happened in 1483. After the conquest of Montefrio and the rest of the region by los Reyes Catolicos, there was a long period of peace and tranquility in which Christians settled. Economy was based on agriculture. The Church of La Villa was built upon the Arab castle, by Diego de Siloe.


  • Feria de Junio – It takes place on the 3rd weekend of the month. It is the first fair of the year, the origins go back to the old cattle fairs.
  • Fiestas patronales de Agosto – This festivity is celebrated to honour the Virgen de los Remedios, Patroness of the town. They take place around the middle of August.
  • Feria de Septiembre – Celebrated on the 3rd weekend of September, this is the last fair of the year.

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