Motril (Granada)

Motril, Granada.

His geographic situation.

Motril, Granada, is located about 45 minutes from the capital.

Located on the Costa Tropical, with beaches bathed by the Mediterranean Sea.

Its average temperature oscillates around 18 degrees with 329 sunny days a year.

Cities near Motril.

Motril borders other municipalities such as:

Salobreña, Vélez de Benaudalla, Lújar or Torrenueva Costa.

Connected by the N-323, it is possible to access it with total ease through the highway.

It is also perfectly connected to other large cities such as Malaga (110 kilometers away).

Or Seville, from where it only takes about 3 hours.

What to visit in Motril, Granada.

Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Head.

It was originally built on the citadel that Motril defended in Muslim times.

The residence of Queen Aixa Alhorra, Boabdil’s mother.

The construction of the temple began in 1631, by Isidro de la Chica…

In a very austere proto-baroque style.

Park of the Peoples of America.

One of the main green lungs of the city.

It represents the link between Spain and America.

Of course, with the subtropical flora coming from America …

Consisting of more than 50 types of trees, shrubs and palms.

Pre-Industrial Sugar Museum.

The first news about the presence in al-Andalus of this crop of oriental origin…

Dates back to the Grenadian cotsas of the 10th century.

Since then, sugar cane has spread throughout much of the Mediterranean coastline…

Taking advantage of its exceptional climatic and environmental conditions.

The sugarcane, converted into a monoculture of the coastal plains…

From then on conditioned the environmental and urban landscape of large areas.

Including the coastal mountains, due to the need to provide firewood to the “customs”…

“Trapiches”, “sugar mills” or sugar making establishments.

Greater Church of the Incarnation.

Declared a Site of Cultural Interest.

It was built between 1510 and 1514 on the site of the old Alixara mosque …

In an area further north than the center of the Nasrid village had been.

Its construction was the work of the Granada-born builder Alonso Márquez…

Who built a sober Gothic-Mudejar temple with a single nave.

Calderón de la Barca Theater.

 Built in 1880, in a neoclassical style.

A “candy box” declared of cultural interest.

Motril beaches.

 Poniente beach.

 2 km from the city center and 2 km. long.

It is distinguished by three things:

First: a nice boardwalk.

Second: many beach bars where you can eat and dine on the shore.

Third: number of pubs to go out at night.

Granada beach.

 In a very natural environment and surrounded by golf courses.

In addition to all kinds of facilities to enjoy water sports.

And most importantly, from it you can see Sierra Nevada.

Azucenas beach.

 Long to walk and calm waters.

Torrenueva beach.

 Family beach with calm waters.

The town hall usually organizes many cultural and sports activities.

For example, it has a petanque area.

It has a night market once a week.

La Joya beach.

It stands out for two things:

The most visible: the Sacratif Lighthouse, which is still active.

The most striking: it is naturist.

Carchuna beach.

 The longest and deepest of all.

Its waters are crystal clear and of great marine abundance.

For that reason boats are often seen near the beach early and in the evening.

It is also characterized by having waves.

Therefore, it is a privileged place for surfing and windsurfing.

Calahonda beach.

 This urban beach belongs to Calahonda, 13 kilometers from Motril.

It is distinguished by its coarse and clean sand.

In it you can enjoy bathing in calm and deep waters.

Gastronomy in Motril, Granada.

  Typical dishes.

Of course, the native fresh fish caught in its waters, such as:

Motril’s dried octopus and sardine skewers.

Moreover , the prawns from Motril or the fried “spichás” with garlic.

Besides, we must also try their sweets.

The most recommended are: curly milk and royal cake.

Where to eat in Motril Granada.

Bar El Paso.

The best place to try Motril’s dried octopus. Other of his star dishes: Grilled prawns, motril shrimp and paella.

La Ballena Azul.

Restaurante La Ballena Azul.

Fish brought directly from the Lonja de Motril. You have to order: The seafood casserole and the seafood rice.

La Espicha.

They shop twice a day at the Lonja de Motril. Specialized in frying and grilling fish. Also in seafood stews and seafood zarzuelas.

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Motril (Granada)
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Granada Airport 111€
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