Header
Header
 
Bar
Bar
EspañolEnglish
Capileira
CAPILEIRA | The Alpujarra

Capileira is located at the foot of the Mulhacén, reaching the ravine of the Poqueira River.  Looking to the south, its winding and disorderly streets form a mass of white that contrasts the greenness of the slopes.

The house does not follow any organized arrangement; to the contrary, it adapts to the nuances of the slanting terrain.  The houses blend into one another, they are white, with wide stone and mortar walls that support thick wooden beams.  They have small openings through which, with great difficulty, light peaks in.  They normally have two floors, the lower level being the one dedicated to storage.

Photographs
© Photographs
Snowfall
Snowfall of February 2005.  By Juana Alonso
The rooves, which are called “terraos” are flat, without tiles, supported by the beams on which slabs of slate rest.  On top of these, a thick layer of crushed slate extends, waterproofing the building.  On the rooves, which can normally be reached from the inside of the house, various activities are carried out, like the hanging the laundry out to dry, the drying of fruits, or simply sunbathing.

Places of interest
PLACES OF INTEREST

Button Places

Button Fountains

Button Balconies

Button The Church

Button The square

Button Museum

Button Washing place

Button Threshing floor

Videos Vídeos

WHERE TO EATLOCAL HOLIDAYS GASTRONOMY | TRANSPORT UUSEFUL PHONE NUMBERS

Speaking characters
Button SPEAKING CHARACTERS

Button SPONSORSHIP

Button Web Map

 


 

Scarab
House for sale in Capileira
Barra

Visit us on Facebook
Crystal
VTAR/GR/00496
C/ Cerezo, Nº 1 CAPILEIRA 18413
 
Tel. 646875313
casanicolasa@hotmail.com
Border
Bar
Bar
Footer

© 2004-2011 Jorge Juan Lozano Cámara
Last update:

Esta obra está bajo una licencia de Creative Commons   Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape