Region Loja

region Loja

Loja is the westernmost region of the province. This region of Granada is an important tourist center, not only because of the calm corner where it is located, but also because of the important trout and sturgeon farms and the great range of restaurants and hotels. The lovers of quality tourism have the opportunity to take an accommodation in a luxury hotel near Loja or opt for luxurious rooms in a renovated farmhouse with Arab baths near Montefrio.


Demographic characteristics

The “Instituto de Estadística y Cartografía de Andalucía” annually determines the number of inhabitants. Here the figures are taken from the municipal registrations. We looked at the country of birth of the people who were registered in a municipality in the Loja region in 2017.

The figures show the following: in the Loja region, a total of 3,001 foreigners lived in 2017, which was 4.87% of the population. Of these, 1,255 people were European, which was 2.04% of the total population in the Loja region. The largest groups of foreigners were: Americans (1075), English (592), Africans (589) and Bolivians (572). The largest groups of Europeans after the English are the Romanians (214), Frenchmen (130) and Germans (96). At least according to statistics, many Europeans are not registered in the municipality.

The majority of Europeans live in:

  • Loja: 380 people corresponding to 1.86% of the population. The largest group are the English with 175 people.
  • Íllora: 207 people corresponding to 2.02% of the population. The largest group is the English with 81 people.
  • Moclin: 133 people corresponding to 3.48% of the population. The largest group are the English with 69 people.

However, if we look at the number of foreigners as a percentage of the total population, other names will appear:


Accessibility Loja

Aeropuerto Federico García Lorca Granada- Jaén: this airport is located next to the city of Granada. The distance from Loja to the airport is 42 km (30 minutes). There are a total of 12 destinations, including London and Naples. Click here for all destinations.

Málaga-Costa del Sol aeropuerto: this airport is located just outside the city of Malaga. The distance from Huéscar to the airport is 85 km (1 hour). There are a total of 110 destinations, including Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Cork, Doncaster, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradfort, Liverpool,  London, Manchester, New Castle, Shannon, Southend Sen. Click here for all destinations.


Nature in the region Loja

Although this region does not have natural parks, but only a natural monument, this does not mean that there are no beautiful places. It is more that some places are a nature park. Especially in the north of the region you can encounter the beauty of this region; The area of ​​Zagra, Algarinejo and Montefrío offers many natural escapes. Here you will find plenty of canyons and waterfalls to walk in and enjoy the beauty of nature and fresh air. In some places you can also discover sunflower fields. In the southeast lies the fertile plain of Granada, which is watered by the Rio Genil that flows all year round, fed by the snow water from the Sierra Nevada. The natural monument Los Infiernos de Loja is located in a beautiful area with waterfalls and sites of travertines that have been declared a natural monument. The area is due to the narrowing of the Genil river that passes Loja and forms a large cliff in a limestone rock and falls into the Arroyo Manzanil. It is a beautiful waterfall that falls from a height of about 10 meters.


The villages in the region Loja

The area of Loja was in ancient times close to the front of the Moorish and Christian territory, so it is not strange that you encounter many fortresses or ruins in this region. Loja is undoubtedly a city that you should have visited. A lot of history has been preserved and it has remained in good condition thanks to the renovations. The villages such as Montefrio and Íllora are also a must see. Montefrio has even been named the most beautiful village in the world by the National Geographic. The area / villages are not very touristy; most tourists you see are Spanish, because this area has not really been discovered by foreigners. Below an overview of all villages in this region. Click on the photo for more information.


The most interesting villages



Other beautiful villages


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