The Spa Village of Lanjaron
The gateway to the Alpujarra, situated at the westernmost end of the Alpujarra, in Granada Province. A small bustling pueblo of some 4,500 people, Lanjaron is famous for its mineral water which is distributed throughout Spain. The Balneario is famous for those who want to ‘take the waters’ from the various springs, that claim to have healing powers. An array of treatments are available at the Balneario from hydrotherapy, to mud baths and massages, reasonably priced and highly recommended. The presence of the Balneario has meant that there are numerous hotels and restaurants – which would not otherwise be in a town of this size – that provide a great choice and lively atmosphere for visitors.
Lanjarón is 49 kilometres from Granada, in the heart of the Sierra Nevada National Park. It has narrow, Moorish-style streets, and its houses have traditional architecture, adapted to the rugged terrain of the region. Two of Lanjarón's most notable monuments are its 16th century Mudejar style parish church and the remains of its 12th Century Moorish castle.
As with all villages and towns throughout Spain, Lanjaron has its fair share of fiestas. The most famous being San Juan that centres on the 23rd June water fiesta, when the streets of Lanjaron are awash with water from the mother of all water fights. The mayhem continues for 4 days , with dance displays, carnival, cycle races, fun fair , much drinking and eating until the early hours.
IMAGES OF LANJARON