The municipal district of Busquístar is located in the central area of the Alpujarra  of Granada. It borders onto the municipalities of Pórtugos, Trevélez, Juviles, Cástaras, Almegíjar and La Taha. It includes the villages of Los Llanos, Los Caballeros and Busquístar, which are located in a gully called the Barranco de la Bina. Busquístar is the furthest south of the three, and is where you will find the town hall. To the north of this village is Los Llanos, and further north again, bordering onto Trevélez, is Los Caballeros.

Busquístar sits on the edge of a precipice formed by the Río Trevélez, and preserves the Berber structure of its urban design. A large area of its territory lies within the Historic Site of The Alpujarra, and the Medieval Route runs through its municipal district.


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Cultural tradition in the municipality of Busquístar is mainly made up of the various aspects of its folklore, its mouth-watering typical cuisine, its popular fiestas and its valuable heritage.

Typical Cuisine

Among traditional dishes from Busquístar you will find asadura encebollada, made from onion, almonds, garlic, dried peppers, offal and white wine. Desserts, as in the rest of the region, are for the most part a legacy of the Moors. You might like to try roscos, pastries made with butter, eggs, flour, sugar, milk and cloves.


Throughout the centuries of Arab rule, Busquístar was dependent on the district, or “Taha”, of Ferreira. This was composed of a group of farmsteads which were spread out around what is today the municipal district. It suffered, along with the rest of the region, the repression which led to the Rebellion of the Alpujarras, and following the banishment of the Moors it was repopulated by colonists from other regions. The ordering of the administrative system meant that it depended first on the judicial district of Albuñol, and then later, in the 19th century, it passed over to the legal jurisdiction of Órgiva.

La Mezquita is a promontory on the right bank of the Río Trevélez, at an altitude of 1,104 metres. This site, and its immediate vicinity, has archaeological remains which are among the oldest in the region. In Venta del Relleno, on the left bank of the river, you will see various drawings which are thought to date from pre-Roman times.