The Village of Albond贸n

Albond贸n has over 1,000 inhabitants. Its township covers 34 km. of land, and is situated 895 meters above sea level. This combination of geographical location and altitude are ideal for the ubiquitous almond crops and grape vineyards where the renowned wines of Albond贸n are produced. Albond贸n derives its name from the Arabic era when it was at its peak. It thrived under the Arabs largely due to their ability to work the soil in a dry climate.

When the Moors (Spanish Arabs) were expelled, the area around Albond贸n was left virtually unpopulated until the 17th century. In the 19th century Albond贸n re-flourished (along with the Costa Tropical) and its population grew to almost 4,000 inhabitants, thanks to its wine and raisin production. Today, with the help of its wine production, new life is coming to Albond贸n through tourism.

The traditional foods of Albond贸n are based on products produced locally and in the Alpujarra area, such as plato alpujarre帽o (eggs, sausage, potatoes, black pudding), puchero matancero (potatoes, bacon and garbanzos), salchich贸n, longaniza, morcilla (cured sausages from local pigs), sweets from local grapes, almonds, and figs such as soplillos (honey, sugar cane, egg whites and toasted almonds), and bu帽uelos (sweet fried fritters).



Village Information

Region: La Alpujarra
Post Code: 18708
# of inhabitants: ~ 1000
Inhabitants: Albondoneros
Distance to Granada: 110 km

Where is Albondon located?

Albond贸n, in the Granada province, is a traditional small white mountain village located near the Mediterranean coast of southern Spain in the Andalucia (Andalus) region, east of the Costa Tropical. Albond贸n is located at the eastern end of the Granada province, between the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains and the Mediterranean, at the base of the Las Alpujarras region. It is reasonably accessible through a mountain road connecting it to the principal Costa Tropical highway of N-340.

Getting There

Albond贸n is near Malaga, Granada, and Almeria, and is readily accessible from the heart of the Costa Tropical, Almu帽茅car:

  • If coming from the west ( Malaga, Almu帽茅car, or Granada), Albond贸n is best accessed by driving east of Motril via the coastal highway N-340. After about 30 minutes, near the town of La R谩bita, look for the sign marking the road to the towns of La Marradura and Albu帽ol heading north into the mountains. When in Albu帽ol look for the signs marking the road to Albond贸n. Total travel time from La R谩bita to Albond贸n should be about 30 minutes.

  • If coming from the east (Almeria), take the N-340 highway towards Motril, Almu帽茅car, and Malaga and once you cross into the Granada province, look for the town of La R谩bita. From La R谩bita, follow the directions above.
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