Lobres Church - Granada

The Village of Lobres

Lobres Church - Salobrena

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The Village of Lobres Near Salobrena...

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.


Village Information

Municipality of: Salobreña
Region: Costa Tropical
Post Code: 18680
# of inhabitants: ~ 850
Inhabitants: Lobreños
Distance to Granada: 55 km

Where is Lobres?

Lobres of the Costa Tropical 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 Salobreña 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.

Getting There

  • 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.
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