Montefrío is a town and municipality in the Province of Granada
. Defining the landscape is the ruins of a Moorish castle
that sits near the highest point. Being built midway between the Sierra de Priego and Sierra Parapanda, and commanding the open valley between these ranges, it became one of the chief frontier fortresses of the Moors in the 15th century. Accommodations and lodging here range from charming condo rentals and apartment rentals to more luxurious vacation rentals and villa rentals.
Montefrio’s charm can be con tribute to the fact that its located off the tourist trail
in the northwestern corner of Granada near the Cordoba
border. This friendly village enjoys one of the region's most striking settings, with one of its churches perched on top of a bare, rocky pinnacle, overlooking the town and its surrounding hillsides clothed in olive groves and fields of cereal crops. It nestles between two memorable hilltop churches; you can't miss either of them since they dominate the skyline. It is the perfect backdrop to the wonderful accommodation, vacation rental, condo rental, and apartment rental and villa rental options.
The climate of Montefrío is a continental Mediterranean nature
and attracts many local and international visitors alike. The town also offers truly Spanish accommodations, vacation rentals, apartment rentals and villa rentals.
Located 5km from Montefrio is Las Peñas de los Gitanos or ‘the rocks of the Gypsies’ where visitors will find traces of several civilizations.
This area forms one of the most complete and important fields of Andalusia. Apart from caves and natural shelters (used by early settlers as a bedroom), with different villages: altomedieval-Visigoth-Roman Iberian and Andalusian. Among its five cemeteries add a hundred megalithic tombs. Also here is a Medieval citadel, the remains of a Roman fort and, in the gorge below, six water mills. The site is managed by a group of local students who aim to educate visitors and create a fun and informative day out for all the family.
Montefrío's main road (called 'Calle Enrique Amat') has many villas, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. It leads on to Plaza José Antonio which then leads on to Plaza de España.
With its ideally location and proximity to Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, Malaga and the villages of the Alpujarra it is perfect for exploring the hill towns and countryside of eastern Andalusia.
Stay in any the accommodation, vacation rental, apartment rental and villa rental options and enjoy the best the area has to offer.
Montefrío is also renowned for its sausage-making tradition and you can try some of the excellent sausages (chorizo and salchichón) and blood pudding (morcilla) in the village bars.