Manifestations of culture in Bubión can be seen in its monuments and its agricultural and urban heritage, as well as in its fiestas, folklore and delicious typical cuisine.
Bubión is famed for its jamones and other cured meats, and also for its sopa de almendras (almond soup), made from garlic, onion, almonds, tomato and cured ham. You could also try potaje de castañas, a dessert made from chestnuts, water and sugar.
The origins of Bubión are thought to date back to the Roman era, as in the 19th century the remains of some burial sites from this civilisation were found, however it was under Arab rule that it enjoyed its highest point. From the 8th century onwards, this village was the head of the administrative district known as La Taha de Poqueira, which included the villages of Capileira, Pampaneira, Bubión itself, and the settlement of Alguastar, which has since disappeared. In the 16th century it lent its support to Abén Humeya in his fight against the oppression of the Moriscos. After this civilisation was defeated and expelled, the town was repopulated by colonists from other parts of the Kingdom.
Proof of the antiquity of the settlement is provided by the existence of two interesting archaeological sites, called La Fundición and Alto del Pueblo, both of which are linked to the processing of ore for the extraction of iron, and are located in the outskirts of Bubión. In this respect, “Alguastar”, on the left bank of the Barranco del Tejar, is actually the ruins of the original settlement of Bubión in the late Middle Ages, and one of the few known human settlements in the village, with tombs dating from the Muslim period.