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About the Area

Ferreirola is part of La Taha de Pitres, a grouping of 7 small villages dating back from the times when the area was occupied by the moors whose architecture and terrace hillsides are very much still part of the landscape. The villages are whitewashed with steep, winding streets where it is still common to see donkeys and shepherds with their flocks passing through.

The area is famous for its mineral water springs, air-dried hams and inexpensive rugs and pottery.

We enjoy over 320 days a year of sunshine and have beautiful spring flowers and blossom as early as February. The autumn and winter months usually bring warm days with crisp nights and the altitude (around 1000 metres) means that it is never unbearably hot in summer.

There are no cars allowed in the narrow streets of Ferreirola and the only sounds are birds or sheep bells.

There are, however, 3 restaurants and a bar within walking distance and a larger village with bank, supermarket and most other facilities just 4 km away.

The village has a small tea house with WiFi, which is also available at the local bars in the nearby villages.

Shopping and Eating Out.

Ferreirola has a daily bread van between 1300 and 1400, a fruit van on Thursday morning and a fish van on Wednesday mornings. It is only 1km to Mecina which has a family run bar and restaurant, a vegetarian restaurant and a hotel- There are many varied and inexpensive restaurants in nearby villages and the bars still give complimentary tapas with wine and beer.

Pitres, 4 km away has a bank, chemist, baker, supermarket, restaurant, bars and a 24-hour health centre. There is an outdoor swimming pool at the campsite near Pitres and at the local hotel in Mecina.( you have to eat at the hotel to use the pool.)

Visiting the Surrounding Area.

Granada with the splendour of the Alhambra is just over an hour away and the beaches of the “Costa Tropical” even closer.

Serious walkers can scale the Mulhacen (3,482 metres) or Veleta at 3,398. There are cave dwellings at Guadix and a host of small villages to visit.

Car Hire

A car is almost essential here although it is possible to reach the village by public transport.

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