Güéjar Sierra, Sierra Nevada
At more than 1000 meters of altitude, on the northwest slope of Sierra Nevada Natural Park, you find the tipical mountain village Güéjar Sierra and the spectacular Canales Reservoir at its feet. A deep Muslim heritage has Güéjar Sierra converted into one of the leaders of the country's natural and active tourism, prefectly communicated with the rest of Andalusia and Levante, thanks to the A-92 that crosses the region and connects to the Mediterranean Highway.
The village has all basic necessities such as a supermarket, banks and many small stores. There are, of course, many bars and restaurants.
In the years 1930 they constructed a tramway from Granada till the barranco San Juan, in the 70´s the building of the reservoir made that they had to take it away, but the remains are still there. You can make a nice walk along a part of the old railway.
Guejar Sierra is also famous for its delicious cherries. From June till August the locals harvest their cherries from their cherry trees which grow up to an altitude of 2000 metres. In July the townhall organises the weeks of the cherry, when all the bars and restaurants offer different plates and pastry based on cherries.
During August, we celebrate the patron of the village the Fiestas Patronales en honor de San Roque y Nuestra Señora del Rosario (15th of August) with many activities as horse ring riding, music and dance.
Other famous activities in the village are the fiesta de la matanza in February, the semana cultural Andaluzi in May.