Lobres of the
in the Granada province
is a traditional small fishing village
located on the Mediterranean coast of Spain in the Andalucia (Andalus) region, just a few
minutes east of
and east of the cities of Motril and Almuñécar along the N-340
highway and about a one-hour drive from the cities of Granada and Malaga. Lobres is easily
accessible by the main highway. It is very close to the town of Salobreña and is part of the
municipality of Salobreña.
Lobres is near
Almeria, and is
readily accessible from the heart of the Costa Tropical, Almuñécar:
- From Granada, take the major N-323 highway to the coast. Once at the Costa Tropical
town of Salobreña, take a left on the principal Costa Tropical highway N-340 heading east towards
Motril. In about five minutes, there will be exit signs for Lobres.
- From Malaga, take the N-340 highway going east towards Almuñécar, Motril, and
Almería. About five minutes after passing the town of Salobreña (located to the east of
Almuñécar and west of Motril), look for the exit signs for the town of Lobres.
Lobres is situated near the fertile coastal plain bordering the Mediterranean Sea used primarily for
growing sugar cane. The views of the snowcapped Sierra Nevada mountains to the north and the dramatic
Salobreña seaside cliff capped by the ancient Moorish castle are stunning.
The most notable landmark of Lobres is its principal church, La Iglesia de San Antonio. The church was
built in the XVI Century by Ambrosio de Vico, in a distinct Mudejar style of the Moors. An interesting
Renaissance doorway and an XVIII Century alterpiece crafted in the Baroque style have been added since then.
Lobres has also gained publicity for its Bronze Age and Neolithic era remains discovered in the nearby
Cueva de Capitan, or "Captain's Cave", now on display in the archaeological museum of Granada.
Village celebrations take place every second day of February in Lobres when the Día de la
Candelaría is celebrated with a procession, open air dances, and a traditional breakfast of
hot chocolate and churros.
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