With a historical origin almost parallel to that of the capital Granada, the municipality of Güéjar Sierra begins its historical journey in time of Roman occupation, although it is considered that there is a Muslim origin which was laterreplaced by a Christian conquest. The municipality of Güéjar Sierra is very welldefined by these occupations, its urban structure being three well-defined neighborhoods: El Barrio Alto or Barrio del Fuerte as it was known in the Christian era, which is a neighborhood with direct access to the town through the Vega de Granada. It arrives directly at the farmhouses of Güéjar. In Muslim times, the occupation of the Barrio de la Fuente or Alquería de en Medio, stands out in the rebellion of 1570. The Arab town this farm was situated on is seen as the main population center during that period of time. It would be during the redevelopment of the Christian era when people would begin to know and rediscover the neighborhood properly.
The culture of our people merges and shows in our tradition. Celebrations like the Asadura which focus on the gastronomy and own güejareños styles, make many people come to our town with the intention of tasting our cooked dishes of Asadura, Güejareño style. One of the oldest and popular parties is in February with the Carnival, where the “Burial of the Fox” is performed, a singular carnival manifestation of our town.
In Holy Week we celebrate a unique biblical passage known as “El Niño perdido y hallado en el templo”, this festival has proven to be popular with visitors. This turns the Christian celebration of the Resurrection of Christ into a feast that all the people of Güéjar and its visitors participate. The Day of the Cross (May 3) in Güéjar Sierra is known as the “Día de los huevos”. Come and enjoy this day in our village, it’s a experience you will never forget.