It is located at the foot of the Sierra Parapanda and surrounded
by a landscape of country houses and olive groves. The village
has been declared of historic and artistic interest. The
Islamic castle stands on a impressive rock, where the church
of La Villa was built after the reconquest of the village
The Catholic Monarchs ordered the construction of the church of La Villa
on the site of an ancient mosque. It now houses the Interpretation Centre
of Western Granada, the Last Frontier of Al-Andalus.
The Castle of Montefrío is a huge fortress which overlooks the
village. It has been declared a national monument and was the residence
of the Nasrid court for seven years. It was abandoned after the Christian
conquest, and now a thick vegetation grows inside its walls.