The Alpujarra is a natural and historical region in Andalusia, Spain, on the south slopes of the Sierra Nevada and the adjacent valley. The average elevation is 1,200 metres above sea level. It extends over two provinces, Granada and Almería; it is sometimes referred to in the plural as “Las Alpujarras”. There are several interpretations of this Arabic-origin name: the most convincing is that it derives from ‘al-basharāt’ meaning something like “sierra of pastures”.
Fernando Colomo filmed ‘Al sur de Granada‘ on several locations in the Tahá, one of the municipalities of the Alpujarra of Granada that maintains a greater number of inhabited villages