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El municipio de Capileira está asentado en uno de los espacios naturales más extraordinarios de toda Granada: el Barranco de Poqueira. Este lugar, catalogado como conjunto histórico-artístico, está ubicado en la vertiente sur de Sierra Nevada y forma parte del Parque Natural. Situado a los pies del pico Mulhacén, encaja en sus laderas los pueblos de Capileira, Bubión y Pampaneira. Capileira disfruta de espléndidos parajes, de frondosa vegetación y de extraordinarias vistas. Desde las barandillas del Mirador, sobre el barranco mismo, se pueden observar los pueblos vecinos, Sierra Nevada, y en días claros, alguna cumbre africana.

Su casco urbano conserva íntegra la arquitectura tradicional alpujarreña. Los miradores son ideales para contemplar las espectaculares vistas de las sierras de Lújar y la Contraviesa. Los más recomendables son el del Tajo del Diablo, sobre la vertical de Pampaneira; y el del Perche.

El origen de Capileira se remonta al tiempo de los Godos, aunque algunos autores consideran que pudo ser anterior. Su nombre deriva del vocablo latino capillaris-e que significa ’lugar más elevado’. Debido a su carácter inexpugnable fue uno de los últimos lugares en ser conquistado por los Árabes y más tarde por los Cristianos. En la etapa Nazarí formó parte de la Taha o división administrativa de Poqueira. Capileira fue escenario de las luchas entre Boabdil y su tío El Zagal. Tras la toma de Granada su población siguió siendo musulmana hasta que con la rebelión de 1568 los Moriscos fueron expulsados por Felipe II. Más tarde el municipio fue repoblado por colonos de otras partes del Reino.

Bubión

El Pueblo de Bubión se encuentra en la zona neurálgica de mayor turismo de la Alpujarra en pleno centro del barranco de Poqueira, entre los pueblos de Pampaneira y Capileira, a 1.324 mts de altitud y tiene una población de 366 habitantes.

Bubión sigue fielmente conservando las características propias de la Alpujarra, tanto en gastronomia como en las construcciones.

En sus calles empinadas iremos descubriendo la belleza y tranquilidad de Bubión. Podremos admirar la arquitectura típica de la Alpujarra y el atractivo del pueblo.

El pueblo de Bubion está muy bien conservado y mantienen sus casas rurales alpujarrañas todas las caracteristicas autóctonas de la zona construidas con los materiales típcos.
Pasear por Bubión tiene su encanto al recorrer sus calles estrechas y empinadas bordenado la ladera del Barranco de Poqueira.
Cuando buscamos información de la Alpujarra, Bubion es uno de los pueblos que tenemos que mencionar junto a Pampaneira y a Capileira. Estos tres pueblos se encuentran a muy poca distancia entre sí, un par de Km.

Cerca de Bubión, en el año 1980, dos Lamas Tibetanos, Lama Yese y Lama Zopa Rimpoché en colaboración con la comunidad budista de Bubión establecieron un Centro de Retiro Budista con el fin de mantener la tradición Budista Tibetana Guelupan. El Centro de Retiro fue visitado en el año 1982 por el Dalai Lama, quien lo bautizó como Osel-Ling (El Lugar de la Luz Clara).

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  • Situated att the top of the Poqueira Gorge, Capileira is the second highest of all the white villages in Spain, set at about 1400 metres. From the village the views are magnificent, with the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada in Winter, and the distant coast of Africa across the sparkling Mediterranean to the South.

    The quality of air and of light here is superb. Colour is clean clear and bright, and contrasts of light and shade are strong and sharp. And yet sometimes the effects of atmospheric conditions can render this vast landscape as a rich palette of immense delicacy and subtlety.

    The origin of Capileira goes back to the time of the Goths, although some believe that it could be earlier. Its name derives from the word Latin capillaris-e which means 'higher place'. Because of its impregnable character, Capileira was one of the last places to be conquered by Arabs and later by Christians. Capileira was scene of fighting between Boabdil and uncle El Zagal. After taking Granada, Muslim population remained until the rebellion of 1568 when the Moors were expelled by Philip II. Later the town was repopulated by settlers from other parts of the Kingdom.

    Facilities in Capileira include a pharmacy, two bakeries, a bank with a cash machine, two small supermarkets, regular deliveries of fresh fish from the coast, and a colourful weekly fruit and veg market. There is an interesting variety of retail outlets for locally made crafts and gastronomic produce, and two Art Galleries. In summary, Capileira is a small but cosmopolitan village which attracts visitors from all over the globe for painting, walking, bird watching, horse riding and other activities. It is an unspoilt place full of charm and character, with a warm and welcoming community atmosphere which will capture your heart.

    The popular Alhambra Palace in Granada is highly recommended for a visit, but booking must be made well in advance. This can be done through their web site: www.alhambra-tickets.es.

    For the really adventurous, there is a minibus service providing transport to and from the lower slopes of mainland Spain’s highest mountain, Mulhacen (at 3482 metres). From the dropping off point (Mirador de Trevelez) it is possible to walk to the summit in three/four hours, taking in some of the most diverse flora and fauna in the world, not to mention some seriously stunning scenery!

    Bubion

    Bubion is a village in La Alpujarra region of Granada in Spain. It is located at 1,300 metres above sea level. Together with Capileira (to the north) and Pampaneira (to the south) it has become a focus for the tourist trade in La Alpujarra, because of the spectacular location of the three villages (Pueblos Blancos) on the gorge of the Río Poqueira. The three villages have been designated as a (Conjunto Histórico Artístico), a region of special artistic and historical importance.

    Bubión is thought to have been founded in Roman times, and in any case it certainly goes back to the Moorish invasion of the 7th century. Under the Moors, it was under the authority of Ugíjar. In the 16th century the village supported Abén Humeya in his revolt against the oppression of the morisco population.

    The most prominent building is the village church, built in the 16th century and remodelled in the following century. It is a simple structure in the mudéjar style. Its tower was used as a defensive structure by Abén Humeya's partisans.

    In 2003, Bubión's population was estimated as 357, of whom 48 did not hold Spanish nationality, the majority of them coming from other states of the European Union. The village had 170 tourist beds.
    The GR 7/E4 European long-distance footpath runs through Bubión and Capileira. In addition a network of walking trails link the three white villages and the Poqueira Gorge, ascending into the Sierra Nevada mountains and providing an approach to Mulhacén (3482m).

    It was near Bubion that in 1980 a Buddhist retreat was set up by two Tibetan Lamas: Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rimpoché to maintain the Guelupan Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The retreat centre was visited in 1982 by the Dalai Lama who named it Osel-Ling (The Place of Clear Light).

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