Delegation of Culture
and Historical Memory
Palacio de los Condes de Gabia
Plaza de los Girones, 1
18009 Granada (España)
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Situated in the middle of a plain of orchards and olive trees, Órgiva is considered as the capital of the Alpujarra region. Its municipal district forms part of the Sierra Nevada Natural Park and is located on its southern slopes. Situated at the confluence of the river Guadalfeo and its tributary “Río Chico”, the town combines in its urban and lifestyle planning modern features with others that have remained intact for centuries in the region.
The neighbourhood retains a traditional Alpujarran aesthetic characteristic of the area thanks to its narrow, steep streets with small tinaos that recall its Moorish past and the white houses decorated with hundreds of flowerpots, awakening the tradition of the south.
The most prominent place in this location is the “Ermita de San Sebastián”, patron saint of the village. It is a chapel built on the ruins of an old Visigoth fortress in 1589, which was reconstructed in 1951 after the Civil War.
The neighbourhood has narrow and steep streets, access is not possible with large vehicles (trucks, vans).