Bubión is a little village in the mountains in the province of Granada in an area called Las Alpujarras and has just been given the quality award of Cittaslow for the quality of life its inhabitants can enjoy in this place close to Heaven.
Cittaslow is an International Network of Cities where living is Good and they have just considered Bubión as one of their favourite places (interesting promotional video to watch). CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Here are some articles for you to read (sorry, but the first of them is in Spanish):
Spain announces its latest ‘most beautiful villages’ – and four of them are in Andalucia (The Olive Press), where they say:
"Bubión is ideally located on the gorge of the Río Poqueira and below the peaks of the Sierra Nevada, offering spectacular views.
It is full of Moorish features – narrow, winding streets, flat roofs – and has already been designated as a Conjunto Histórico Artístico, a region of special artistic and historical importance.
It is thought to have been founded in Roman times, and has plenty of evidence of life before the Moorish invasion of the 7th century.
Under the Moors, it was under the authority of Ugíjar. In the 16th century, after the fall of Granada to the Catholic Monarchs, the village participated in the rebellions by the Moors (or “Moriscos” – Moors supposed to have been converted to Christianity).
In the second rebellion, which started in December 1568, Bubión was one of the first villages of the Alpujarra to fall to the Catholic forces, after a major battle in the Poqueira valley.
Following their defeat in 1571, almost all Moriscos were expelled from the province of Granada. They were partially replaced by Christian settlers from other parts of Spain.
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."