Guide to Las Alpujarras

Las Alpujarras map and guide to the Las Alpujarras region of Andalucia, Spain.

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Las Alpujarras - Andalucia - Spain

Las Alpujarras is a mountainous district located in Southern Spain, the name is thought to be derived from the Arabic al Busherat meaning 'the grassland', it lies within the region of Andalucia and takes in parts of the provinces of Granada and Almeria.

Sometimes referred to as 'The Spanish Switzerland', Las Alpujarras is an area of great natural beauty, it is a mostly agricultural area and is particularly abundant in fruit trees (oranges, grapes, lemons, figs, persimmons and almonds).

Las Alpujarras has been occupied over the centuries by Iberians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors, and was in fact still occupied by the Moors 150 years after the fall of Granada to the Christian conquistadors.

The Las Alpujarras region is situated behind the coastline of the Costa Tropical and is traversed by the A-348, you can also reach it from the A-44 (E-902), the capital of the region is the town of Orgiva, which has a population of about 6,500. Coastal resorts that can be reached from the Las Alpujarras region include Motril, Adra, SalobreƱa and Almunecar.

Above is a Las Alpujarras map, which you might find useful for accessing the region.

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