The Church named la Encarnación

Read more...The main building was designed by Juan de Maede in de XVIII century with the tower built around 1541 and designed by Diego de Siloe. The choir and, main building are in gothic and renaissance style. The main building is divided between four pillars separating the main body and giving it a feeling of great height.

Arabian Castle

Read more...The castle of Íllora dates to the califat period IX-X century, although subsequently it has suffered large modifications, their situation is strategic, in the place, heigh of the great peñon that dominated the town. The importance of their fortification and their geografic localization, they carried to be considered the “right eye” of Granada. It was permanently in conection to a network towards Moclín and Montefrio.

Urban structure

Read more...The old village of Íllora is built around two main buildings of the town, the church and the castle. Its streets turning up and down because of living upon a hill. It shows you urban character of an old part and a new part in Íllora. The main nucleo part of population is devided into two, the military one and the religious one. You rather get yourself last into small streets just to see and watch turistical and cultural differents.

Townhall (the ancient old Convent of Saint Peter of Alcántara)

Read more...The building which is now used as the townhall, once belonged to the ancient church of the convent of the order of Saint Peter of Alcantara. The cost of building was met by contributions of the towns inhabitants. The building work began in 1669 and completed in 1688.

The Museum

Read more...Dated to the year 1738, in neoclasic style, first of all it has been a jail, but then they changed it into a town halls which then changed into a museum. The two floors and a wall divided into three parts, which shows you three balconys as decoration.

Sightseeing and vantage points


The Sierra Parapanda is situated at 1600 m altitude, that is why it is found as a big natural vantage point. If you are on this hill, you may see Granada. Although there are many vantage points, where you can enjoy yourself bird watching or sightseeing, campings of work are being celebrated in Íllora and they have made it possible to see three special vantage points for example;

Atalaya Towers

Read more...The legendary feature of the latest run of the crown of nazaries of Granada, at the frontier between arabian and christians was situated in Íllora. In order to look after this frontier, they created a complex of two groups of towers which became useful for the nazari troops, there they did use transmitions by fire or by mirrors.

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