Montillana – Granada

Montillana in Granada province is a small town located closer to Jaen, on the border of the province. Although it is placed around a 1000m above sea level, its houses stand on a spacious plain. The centre of the town is dominated by the tower of the church, whose Patron Saint is Santa Ana.

Local information

Ayuntamiento de Montillana
Plaza de Andalucia, s/n, 18569 Montillana (Granada)
Telephone: 958-392-101

Health Clinic Bars, shops, restaurants Schools Municipal pool Beach
1h 30 min
Golf nearby Antequera 137km Malaga 164km

Granada 55km Seville 288km

Bus and train
Malaga airport
Granada airport
Seville airport


Main information

There are no remains from Prehistoric times, what is sure is that Montillana in Granada was already a town during the Arab era. Due to its location on the border of the province, the town suffered a great harassment by Christian knights who were settled in Baeza. During the XVI century, there were some Muslim rebellions that only finished when all the Muslims were expelled from the town.

Since that time Montillana in Granada was part of the town of Colomera, until the 19th century when the town was segregated from Colomera and was declared a town on its own. The local dishes in Montillana in Granada are very varied and include Gachas de maiz, Migas, Lomo, Embutidos en Orza and Tortas de carda. Good olive oils are also produced here as are homemade pastries.


    • Feria Virgen del Rosario – It is celebrated on the 7th of August. Some days before, lots of sporting and cultural events take place in the town and also games for children. There is a procession during the evening .
    • Dia de la Cruz – It is celebrated on the 3rd of May. People from the town meet together around different crosses that are located in different streets and in the square.
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  • Virgen de la Candelaria – It takes place 2nd February. People from the town gather around bonfires to sing and dance until the dawn. The origin of this festivity is in the ancient belief that on this night bad spirits can be burned.
  • Festividad Virgen del Rosario – On the 7th of October, the festivity of the Virgen del Rosario is celebrated throughout the whole day.

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