Juviles

Juviles is a small municipality in the Granada Alpujarra Alta, between Trevélez and Los Bérchules at an altitude of 1,260 m, with an area 15 km ² and a population of about 180 inhabitants. The festivities are San Sebastian, on 20 January and the Virgen del Rosario, formerly celebrated on October 7 but recently held a weekend in August to take advantage of the influx of immigrants found juvileños on particularly in Barcelona and Pamplona.

Sights

El Fuerte:
Ruins of Moorish fortress built in the eighth century. The strength of Juviles (The Fort) was built in the eighth century but it seems that its origin could be earlier. This fortress was of great importance during the Middle Ages by the strategic place occupied serving as a refuge for people nearby. It was conquered by Abd-el-Rahman III in 913 to crush the revolt of Omar Ben Hafsun. During the rebellion of the Moors in 1500 Ferdinand reconquered and destroyed to prevent further rebellions. Between the twelfth and sixteenth was head of Juviles Taha encompassing 12 locations and 23 annexes. In 1572 was repopulated with Christians from Castile.
Parish Church
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Built in the s. XVI, is of stone. It has a beautiful square in the door used to celebrate the festivities and also in other times to play handball. Recently extended this square with the annexation of the former cemetery.
In the place of the Church took place historical events narrated by writer Luis Carbajal Marble in his book “Tales of the Revolt and Punishment of the Kingdom of Granada Moriscos” in the Christmas of 1568. The events consisted of a massacre of Muslims (especially women and children) by the troops of King Philip II, which largely determined the excesses and revenge Umeya Aben followers on Christians who lived La Alpujarra. He suffered a foray into civil war and they say they destroyed a beautiful altarpiece and valuable paintings.

Economy

Juviles traditionally has had a subsistence economy, farm products harvested for subsistence. The cultivation of cereals, but uneconomical due to the height of over 1,000 meters, has occupied a prominent place in farming.
This precarious economy was also influenced by the shortage of water for irrigation during the summer months. Although Juviles grew to 500 inhabitants, in the sixties there was a great migratory movement to Granada capital, Germany, Almería fields and especially Barcelona and Pamplona were places where it traveled most of the population to fend juvileña , leaving the town almost empty.

He also helped the family finances the killing. Kill a couple of pigs every winter was insurance for a family. Pigs are raised at home all year round with farm products and household scraps, and killed for Christmas. Hams from pigs reared these natural and organic are not consumed in the family. They were sold in order to make some money.
In selling these hams is the origin of some existing companies as Jamones de Juviles S.A.

Routes

Juviles es un pueblo típico de la Alpujarra. La carretera que actua como avenida principal, divide al pueblo en dos mitades, El Barrio y El Lugar. Se puede hacer varias excursiones o rutas desde Juviles:
El Fuerte route:
A half hour away is El Fuerte, Moorish fortification cited above. If you climb to the top, you will find the remains of the Moorish buildings. There is now also a cave that acts as a reservoir. Going down to the bottom of the cave we found a spring of fresh, clean water that has traditionally served to serve the pastors. Apart from this cave are counted as elsewhere in Andalusia, many legends of secret passages and hidden treasures.
The tour can go and visit the village of Timar, on the other Strong skirt. This town was formerly produced looms where the typical JARAPA alpujarreña, made from remnants of fabrics used.
Trevélez route:
We can also go from Juviles to Trevélez through the mountains. There is a way, that the greatest of the site say it is an ancient royal path that will take us to the village of greater Hight of Spain in about three hours. When we get to the top of the mountain of Juviles and before undertaking the descent to Trevélez, we find one of the most beautiful views of the Alpujarra: Mulhacén and Trevélez River Valley we offer in all its breadth and beauty. It exists in a route-Trevélez annual outing famous: the rise of the Virgen de las Nieves from Trevélez night 4 to 5 August each year.

Tourist Services

The Bar of Joseph Reimundo has traditionally been the place where taken juvileños beers, wines and made deals. Currently still open but no longer carries the family. Now called Bar Guesthouse Fernandez (tel. 958 753 030). You can also eat at the bar and a restaurant Alonso opened recently: Tino Bar Guesthouse (tel. 958 769 174). To spend the night there Juviles modern apartments (tel. 958 769 130)