Almeria Province - Lubrín

LUBRÍN

Lubrín is an ideal destination for lovers of rural tourism. Visitors can discover its charm by walking through the residential areas, and the centre offers the typical narrow, steep Andalusian streets flanked with whitewashed houses adorned with flowers. The town has around 1,400 inhabitants.

HISTORY

During the sixteenth century, in the time of Felipe II, there was an morisco uprising of in Granada city and the villages of the Alpujjaras. Following the uprising the inhabitants were exiled resulting Lubrín being left totally uninhabited. The town was later repopulate with 28 families from different parts of Spain, from Lorca to Galicia. The new town was founded in 1528. More>

THINGS TO SEE

Iglesia Parroquial de Nuestra Señora del Rosario
The church dates from the nineteenth century, constructed in approximately 1880 by the order of the Bishop, Jose Maria Orberá y Carrión who oversaw the recovery of religious buildings as well as promoting the construction of others. The work of this church was directed by the diocesan architect Enrique López Rull. The façade has a bell tower in the centre, a reconstruction built in the 70s entirely of brick with pointed arches. The church is located on Plaza San Sebastián, but one of its highlights, the remnant of its otherwise destroyed magnificent altarpiece, features in the church of the El Chive neighbourhood.

HANDICRAFTS

Traditional crafts still produced in Lubrín consist of products made with esparto, although it is a craft that is slowly dying off, with the younger generation no longer taking much interest.

GASTRONOMY

When visiting Lubrín, visitors should expect to try dishes such as ajo blanco (almond and garlic soup), fritá de conejo (fried rabbit), migas con remojón (fried bread with orange and cod) and roscos con anchoas (anchovies). Sweet treats consist of the popular rellenos (pasties filled with almonds and figs, among many other varieties).

FESTIVALS

The important festivals in Lubrin are the Three Kings procession, the Fiestas in Honor to San Sebastián, the Carnival, Holy Week, Emigrants Day and Summer feria. More>

Bus Services

Information about bus services to and from Lubrín. More>

NEARBY PLACES

The neighbouring villages to Lubrín are Sorbas and Los Gallardos.

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