Guájar Faragüit, Guájar Fondon, Guájar Alto
Los Guájares City Hall
C / Doctor Alcántara
18615 Los Guájares (Granada)
Tel: +34 958 62 90 53
Population of about 1,300 inhabitants called Guajareños, Guajaralteros and Faraguleros
Los Guájares, “the 3 small white villages”, consisting of Guájar Alto, Guájar Faragüit and Guájar Fondón, is located on the old road N-323, which runs north from Salobreña to Granada, past the beautiful ravines created by the river Rio Guadalfeo. for tens of thousands of years and then turn left onto the red bridge and drive west, up towards the Sierra de la Guájaras, whose highest peak is 1,431 meters above sea level.
The top village of Guájar Alto is about 23 km from the coast and you pass a beautiful waterfall. The villages are lined up along the road, each with its own water source.
Los Guájares is about 250 – 280 meters above sea level and there are many opportunities to hike on your own. All the small villages are worth a visit which gives a moment of peace and peace of mind.
Dia de la Candelaria or as it is also called Dia de los Palmitos is celebrated on February 2 with families and friends spending the day eating and enjoying themselves.
La Semana Cultural / Culture Week, celebrated for a whole week with a variety of events during the month of April-May.
Dia de la Cruz is celebrated on May 3 when you decorate your crosses with flowers.
El Dia de Corpus is celebrated by decorating facades and having a procession with la Santa Custodia, which is also a service at the end.
Dia de Todos los Santos / All Saints’ Day, always falls on November 1 when you celebrate your deceased relatives and friends decorating the graves with lots of flowers.
In the old houses with memory from the Arab times there is an engraving with the year 1692. The church / iglesia Encarnación is located in the middle of the village and the old cemetery, is as usual a bit outside. The nice hiking trail “Rio de la Toba”, 9 km, goes from Guájar Alto down to the village Guájar Faragüit, where you can park your car. You can then take a bus up to the square / parada de autobus and go back. There is also a path (not drivable) “las Albuñuelas”, 7 km, which goes to Itrabo. If you come to Guájar Alto, you only have to have lunch at Carmen’s, but it is safest to book a table before: 958 62 00 06.
Local Fiestas Patronales invades August 14-16 to honor their saint la Virgen de La Aurora. Then there will be a procession and party with lots of food and fireworks.
The main road Avenida Dr Alcantara (turn left at the intersection) goes straight through the village and here is the church Iglesia San Lorenzo and an old sugar factory. The name probably comes from “the hidden garden” because this area has high mountains that protect and it benefits the vegetation. It grows a lot of fruit. The city center is very old and the road dates back to the time when you went from Itrabo to Motril.
You can walk hiking trails up to Guájar Alto and also down to Guájar Fondón.
Local Fiestas Patronales falls on 8-9-10-11 August to honor their saint San Lorenzo with a procession of the saint, games for children, food and celebration.
You come to this village first of all 3, and to get here you have to turn off the main road and drive to the Parada de autobus and park. Soon after on Calle Real, which used to be a channel for all running water, lies the Olive Oil Factory and further afield lies the church of Iglesia de San Antonio de Padua, which used to be a mosque.
You can walk the “Ruta del Castillejo”, 3 km, up to Guájar Faragüit.
Local Fiestas Patronales always take place the first weekend in August to honor their saint la Virgen de La Aurora, with the usual procession and food.