Hondillo neighborhood

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This area of Lanjarón is the one that best represents the lifestyle of the first inhabitants of the town. It is a set of streets that once were cobbled, without asphalt, and that today are cobbled mostly due to the successive reforms that have been undergoing to adapt them to the new times.

Towards the s. XVI, Lanjarón was formed by three districts called: Aceituno, Azocaque and Cenete. In the neighborhood of Aceituno is currently located Barrio Hondillo, has a traditional Alpujarra architecture of Berber construction and its materials consisted of stone, clay, cane and wood. In the Muslim era, most houses had a portal or tinao that was common to several houses, usually of the same family.

In the entrance of some portals the wooden doors with ornaments or forged nails are still conserved and they are fastened by the system of hinge and quicio very used at that time. You can visit some tians like, Tinao tío Pedro, Portal de las Chispas or Callejón de Diguito among others.

The Hornacinas dedicated to numerous saints are very abundant in Barrio Hondillo, although San Antonio predominates. They date from the time of the reconquest of the Christians on the Muslims, who placed them to demonstrate the dominion over the conquered territories. People continue to have great devotion towards the Saints of the Niches.

We can not talk about the Barrio Hondillo without forgetting that it is a street full of pillars with water throughout the year as El Chato pilarrillo or placetillas such as La placeta Colorá.


It still retains the morphology as well as a large number of houses of ancient origin, at least in its basic structure, since the external appearance appears in many cases modified in the roofs, facades and carpentry. Particularly noteworthy are the "tinaos" and portals, such as La Chispas, Tío Pedro, La Chirinas, Callejón de Dieguito and Placeta Colorá. It also houses some religious niches in facades.

The Barrio Hondillo is next to the castle fortress one of the most obvious vestiges of the memory of the medieval era in this municipality. In the neighborhood you can still see the typical elements of an architecture that seems to have Berber roots, with narrow streets, tinaos, houses that stand and step on each other, etc ...