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Lanjaron

The also called spa town

The so-called ‘spa town’, to which Pedro Antonio de Alarcón compared with “a dream of poets”, surprises by the beauty of its white picture lying on the slope of Cerro del Caballo, on the southern slope of the Sierra Nevada, in the middle of an authentic landscape show that made the writer exclaim in his day: “Stop and stop! Let’s drop the pen and take the brushes! “, A phrase that adorns the pillar erected on the Adelfas fountain to commemorate the visit of this Granada-born artist to the region.

Nearby is the Mirador de la Cañona, named after several pieces of artillery used during the War of Independence against the French troops. It constitutes this place a privileged point to enjoy the beauty of the town and admire its medieval castle, whose ruins preside over the wide and steep valley of the Lanjarón river.

The town has more than enough attractions to make your visit recommendable at any time of the year: good hotels and restaurants, a typical Barrio Hondillo with traditional Alpujarra architecture, beautiful gardens and leafy tree-lined promenades, a long main street of stalls with typical objects handmade ceramic, cane and wicker.
And above all, Lanjarón has the most frequented spa in Andalusia, where ailments such as rheumatism, osteoarthritis and liver and kidney diseases find one of their best natural treatments.

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The town has more than enough attractions to make your visit recommendable at any time of the year: good hotels and restaurants, a typical Barrio Hondillo with traditional Alpujarra architecture, beautiful gardens and leafy tree-lined promenades, a long main street of stalls with typical objects handmade ceramic, cane and wicker.

The World Health Organization has recognized Lanjarón as one of the longest places on the planet. It is precisely the quality of its waters - linked to the climate, the pure mountain air and the Mediterranean diet - that allows many of its neighbors to live more than one hundred years. Spectacular are its San Juan fiestas, also known as 'Del agua y del jamón', which start with 'La Pública' in which the whole town disguises itself and concludes with a water battle.