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MOTRIL

Iglesia de la encarnación

On the Mediterranean coast, right on the shore of the Alboran Sea, Motril is a town that has experienced a tremendous change in the last few years. Its history is intimately related to the production of cane sugar, extremely relevant nowadays. Currently, the town, protected by the mountains of Lújar, is mostly dedicated to the service sector and therefore tourism plays a crucial role in its economy, mainly because of its subtropical microclimate and its 320 days of sunlight a year, attracting a great deal of people from Spain, as well as foreigners. 

Fábrica de azúcar

Motril gathers a magnificent historical heritage from the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Arabs and other Iberian people, which left an incredible trace in this municipality in the province of Granada. Some of its places of interest are Iglesia de la EncarnaciónTeatro Calderón de la Barca or the old sugar factories (Fábricas de Azúcar), viewed as being the most representative of Motril.

FESTIVITIES AND CUISINE

Pasacalle

Photo: Maximo Lopez (Flickr). License: CC BY-ND

As an Andalusian town, the the most significant traditions and festivities of Motril are mostly religious, but they do not involve only religious events. Easter Week of Motril or the Patron Saint Festivities, with the traditional parade (Taramela), are some of the most important events for the town. Still, there are other festivities of pagan origin, such as Noche de San Juan, the eve of the 24th of June, when many people eat cazuela de San Juan, a traditional dessert made of pumpkin and spices. 

Espeto

Photo: Cyberfrancis. (Flickr). License: CC BY-NC-ND

Motril's cuisine is Mediterranean and includes all kinds of food: meat, fish and vegetables combined in different ways. Among its great variety there are some remarkable dishes typical of Motril: potaje de habas secas (a pork and fava beans stew), espetos (grilled sardines, traditionally prepared at the beach), fideos a la marinera (noodles with fish and seafood soup), salamandroña (a stew of sardines and vegetables), gazpacho (cold fresh vegetable soup) and torta real (a typical dessert in the area).

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