Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and views of the Sierra Nevada, Alojamiento El Cortijuelo is a restored 150-year-old building. This traditional Andalusian property is set in gardens on the edge of Escoznar.
Each heated house has a living room with a fireplace and TV, and a well-equipped kitchen with an oven, microwave and kitchenware. Some of the houses offer a private terrace or patio, while they all share access to the gardens and the courtyard with a barbecue area and bar.
Hiking is popular in the surrounding countryside and staff can provide you with information on trails, as well as tourist information for the local area. The property can help organise activities such as climbing, caving and rafting.
Granada is 25 km from El Cortijuelo and both the Sierra Nevada Ski Resort and the Mediterranean Coast are within an hour’s drive.
You come to visit our environment:
Municipality of Illora
Making a brief tour of the town of Illora we can admire the attractive and hospitable people that make it (the City of Illora depend five annexes), with own merits to compose a tourist route in which the cuisine and natural beauty would be the highlight amen other aspects that could offer visitors as the rich folklore or traditional festivals. These five annexes are Alomartes, Stump, Escoznar, Obeilar and Brácana.
The third of the annexes of Illora is Escoznar, located in the foothills of the Western Mountains and bordering the Vega of Granada. At an altitude of 583 m., Plain and neat appearance, layout and Muslim origin. Its population rubs one thousand inhabitants. The festivities in honor of St. Francis of Assisi is celebrated during the penultimate week of August.
Íllora. The third weekend of August celebrations are celebrated in honor of San Rogelio. On September 16, the real name day of the saint, is also local party.
Alomartes. Is celebrated around the second weekend of August in honor of Nuestra. Señora de los Dolores.
Obeilar. Around July 15 in honor of the Virgen del Carmen.
Stump. Around the first weekend of August in honor of the Virgen del Socorro.
Brácana. Around the fourth weekend of August in honor of Our Lady of Mercy.
Escóznar. Around the fourth weekend of August in honor of San Francisco.
Like most of our peoples traditional cuisine is varied and as old recipes as simple, but rich in quality and flavor, fruit certainly imagination, popular knowledge and appropriate use of available resources. Típcos dishes. Porridge Remojón pike wort • • • Pencas with miguilla Ajoblanco • Almond Illoreño
Illora Arab Castle (4 km)
Íllora Castle dates from the Caliphate period (IX-X centuries), but has since undergone major changes and additions. Its strategic situation is fully in the highest place of great rock overlooking the village. The importance of its fortifications and its geographical location led him to be considered the "right eye" of the Moorish kingdom of Granada, permanently connected via a network of towers with the castles of Moclín and Montefrío.
Church of the Incarnation of Illora (4 km)
The church was built on land probably occupied by a mosque first and one after Mudejar church, which coexist with the current until 1754. The works iniciarion in 1541 with the traces of the chancel and tower, by Diego de Siloam . Work on the ship were provided by John Maeda, continued until mid-eighteenth century, with works in the vault of the ships and the choir.
House Lopez Font (4 km)
La Casa Lopez Font is one of the most remarkable houses of Íllora, built between 1890 and 1917, within the neomudéjar historicist style. Built by Indians returning from Cuba, the house has extensive gardens and romantic style attractive and provide added value to the residential complex.
Atalaya Towers (4 km)
During the last stage of the Moorish kingdom of Granada, Íllora was located on the border between Arabs and Christians. To monitor this border, Nazari created a complex network of towers, extending along the same axis and also to the capital to watch the movements of the Christian troops and quickly transmit information, While using fire or by mirrors.
House Museum Federico Garcia Lorca (4 km)
Federico García Lorca (Fuente Vaqueros, 1 Granada) was a poet, playwright and prose writer Spanish, also known for his skill in many other arts. It attached to the Generation of 27, is the most influential poet and popularity of Spanish literature of the twentieth century. As a playwright, he is considered one of the summits of the Spanish theater of the twentieth century, along with Valle-Inclan and Buero Vallejo. He was shot after the military uprising that led to the Spanish Civil War.
City of Illora. Former convent of S. Pedro de Alcántara (4 km)
The building currently houses the City of Íllora is the former church of the Convent of the Order of San Pedro de Alcántara, whose construction was due to the contributions of the neighbors, who in 1669 would enable the construction of the convent and church, style Mannerist works would end in 1688.
Alomartes Mill Museum (6 km)
On leaving the village of Alomartes is a curious mill ethnographic museum. Above the village itself built this mill in operation until a few years ago, is the only survivor of a group of mills that existed there. Antonio Izquierdo, the founder and caretaker of the museum has gathered varied parts and from different sources to compose a collection of popular objects reflecting the traditional way of life in the region. We must emphasize the existence, next to the mill, a water pumping system that by its original mechanism can be described as unique in Spain. It is based on a mechanical air compression system, which makes the water rises by natural means towards the residence is located in the highest part of the estate.
Parapanda (6 km)
The strategic location of the Sierra de Parapanda (1,600 meters) makes it a great natural viewpoint which dominates the plain of Granada. Although there are many points in the mountains from which enjoy a splendid view there are three particularly suitable vantage point to observe the environment.
The Alcaicería of Granada (20 km)
Located in the vicinity of the Cathedral, the Alcaicería of Granada today is dedicated to the souvenir shops and tourist souvenirs, which sells Granada craft: the popular earthenware Fajalauza, inlay wood or inlaid, and lampposts colored glass . It is a typical neighborhood of Muslim culture, made up of narrow streets around the houses which lined souk or market where it is manufactured and sold silk was located. The Grand Bazaar of Granada stretched from New Square to the Plaza Bib-Rambla, at the very core of Islamic Medina, near the mosque.
Sacromonte in Granada (25 km)
Located in the east of Granada. It is one of six neighborhoods that make up the district of Albaicín. The cute Sacromonte neighborhoods Albaicin, San Pedro, Realejo-San Matías, El Fargue and Haza Grande. Characteristic for its cave dwellings, Abbey, improvised flamenco shows its people, gypsy dancers, Spanish guitar .... lots of art.
Albaicin of Granada (25 km)
Typical Andalusian quarter with its beautiful streets, spectacular Carmens typical tapas bars with spectacular, Mirador de San Nicolas, churches, crafts ... breathtaking views of the Alhambra The Albaicín are numerous monuments and monuments from different periods, mainly nazaritas and Renaissance: Muralla Ziri (XI century), travels the Sacromonte and Albaicin neighborhoods. New door or Weights, 3 -4 the Grenadian people's called and known as arc weights. Fajalauza door in Cuesta de San Gregorio Alto, part of the wall. Alhacaba Towers, part of the wall. Monaita door in Lona Lane, part of the wall. Puerta de Elvira, at the beginning of Calle Elvira, part of the wall. Church of El Salvador, in the Cuesta del Chapiz. Church of San Miguel Bajo, in the small square of the same name, with Mudejar and a cistern of the XIII century. Church of San Gregorio, at the beginning of the Cuesta de San Gregorio. St. Louis. Temple without worship and in ruins. Church of San Juan de los Reyes, Calle San Juan de los Reyes. Palace of Dar al-Horra, Aixa residence, Muley Hacén wife and mother of Boabdil. The Bañuelo. Minaret of Almorabitun. Trillo cistern. House of the Masks, Calle Pagés, what remains of the house of the poet Pedro Soto de Rojas (XVII century). House Yanguas (XVI century), at San Buenaventura, hodgepodge of Nazari and Renaissance architecture. Currently, Tourist hotel. Church of Santa Ana, at the beginning of the Carrera del Darro. Saint Peter and Saint Paul, in the Carrera del Darro. Ermita de San Miguel high, Lane San Miguel .. Casa de Porras, in Placeta de Porras, Moorish house of the sixteenth century, today the University Cultural Center of the University of Granada. Casa del Almirante (Aragon), Calle San José, XVI century. Castril House (1539) in the Carrera del Darro, Current Archaeological Museum of Granada. Lona House in Lona Lane, on the site of the former palace of the kings Ziries. Cordova Palace (XVI century) in the Cuesta del Chapiz, current Municipal Archives.
Alhambra in Granada (25 km)
The Alhambra is a palace city Andalusian located in Granada, Spain. It is a rich palace and fortress complex (palace or al-Qasr) that housed the monarch and the court of the United Nazari Granada. Its real appeal, as in other Muslim works of the period, lies not only in the interior, whose decoration is between the peaks of Andalusian art, but also in their localization and adaptation, creating a new landscape but fully integrated with the existing nature. It is the most visited monument in Spain.
Sierra Nevada (30 km)
In 1966 the National Hunting Reserve of Sierra Nevada, in effect created until the creation of the National Park. In 1986, Sierra Nevada was declared by UNESCO "Biosphere Reserve". In 1989 the Andalusian Parliament created the Natural Park
Activities and attractions
We collaborate with companies and amusement to manage any type of activity you want to perform both adventure and cultural tours of the Alhambra, walking, hiking, extreme sports, and a large etcetera views. Simply notify us and we will arrange it according to your preferences.
Enjoy other activities in the area including:
• Cultural Tours.
• Observation of nature.
• Adventure sports.
• Candlemas is celebrated on February 2nd day. Tradition in which pyres burning fire. Formerly it was customary to keep overnight these fires as people from other neighborhoods entablaban disputes off other fires and make the biggest theirs. Currently is in decline. • Carnival Party honda pagan tradition is lost in the years of dictatorship and reappears in the democráticia étapa with bumps in the latter. • merendicas Day is celebrated in Alomartes in February neighbors come to the place known as Cueva del Agua in the Sierra de Parapanda. • Day Celebrated in San Marcos Stump and Brácana. In this village have a tradition of "tying the Devil" for which knots make brooms, symbolizing this fact. • May Crosses On May 3 streets and squares are decorated with flowered crosses rewarding yourself the best decoration.
• Feast of St. Rita in Algarra Sales Chuck was traditional with shotguns to live roosters tied to a post, habit I ended up being banned. • Real Fair Íllora from 8 to 12 October considered one of the most important fairs in Spain, in the eighties began a decline that has not been able to trace. Other festivities • Youth Encounter Youth Parapanda whole province of Granada weekend gather before Easter on a camping trip in the Sierra de Parapanda to discuss topics of interest to young people.
• International Parapanda Folk Festival is held in the last week of July and has been declared a festival of National Tourist Interest in Andalusia. For a week acting groups from different countries, being considered as an activity of an important cultural relevance.
Nature trails (4km)
-Cuesta Of Romero: This route runs through a landscape that combines farmland to forest areas where sclerophyllous forests and pastures abound. Are area several caleras abandoned ruins of Roman times, and the famous Chaparra of Romero, a centennial oak.
-Power Ramos: Route of great natural interest in the diversity of species that inhabit the area. Particularly noteworthy are the herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles) of water points, the rock birds and several endemic species of flora and shaggy bética lavender, broom of small crosses, Betis narcissus, bético labiérnago or Anticaria linaria.
-Tajo Del Sol. Tour through a landscape that combines agricultural land, the Mediterranean forest of oaks and pines with dolines and sinkholes in the Tajo del Sol We may see wildlife lush forest and cliffs.
-The Morrón: Path that leads to the highest peak of Parapanda running along roads, tracks and cross country to have the best natural viewpoint. On our way we can admire some of the tops of Parapanda, the sinkholes and other geological formations, rare birds and even observe mountain mines marbled oxide (false agate).
-Sierra Pelada: It runs this route mostly for regenerating forest with oak where it will be easy to observe the fauna of sclerophyllous shrubs and forests (magpies, warblers, pigeons, tarabillas, partridges, raise them, shrikes, nightjar .. .).
Registration number: vtar/gr/00481/vtar/gr/00482/ vtar/gr/00483/
Rentalia Reference num: 226825
Shared swimming pool
Outside the village
Multi adventure activities
Camino Valderrubio s/n
18293 Escoznar Granada (Spain)
100 km to the beach, 300 m to the city center, 5 km to the airport, 300 m to supermarket, 40 km to a river or lake, 1.5 km to the train station, 300 m to the bus station, 500 m to the hospital, 1 m to a hiking route
40 km from a ski resort
Nunca he visto una casa rural con tanta esencia, fenomenal..perfectamente equipada, guardando todo el encanto de su época pero acomodado para hoy día. Fuimos un grupo de 12 amigos, alquilando la casa de 10 personas y la de 2, comunicadas por el patio. Unos exteriores inmejorables, hasta con un grifo de cerveza que nos prepararon para nosotros. Y por la noche super a gusto charlando alrededor de la acogedora chimenea. Repetiremos en verano y con los niños, que también es genial para ir con ellos, hasta con pequeño parque infantil. Cien por cien recomendable, muy limpio, equipado y el trato con las propietarias perfecto. Además, a un paso de Granada.
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