You can find this village in the southern corner of the Sierra Nevada, in the Alpujarra.
Commonly known as «The village of witches», Soportújar is decorated with a fantasy atmosphere, but, above all, with witches.
If you read our article about La Alpujarra and its green landscapes in contrast with the white houses, you will love this village.
To see what’s in Soportújar you can get there by road, passing through the Natural and National Park on the southern face of the Sierra Nevada. From this impressive viewpoint you can look directly over the Mediterranean Sea and even as far as the African coast.
1. When to go to Soportújar
We recommend you to go at any time of the year, but if you don’t want to miss “La Feria del Embrujo” (the Bewitching Fair) you should go in August, experience the enchanting experience by dressing up in costume and participating in the “Noche de las Brujas” (Night of the Witches) costume contest. You can also attend any of the concerts or theatrical performances that this full programme of festivities offers every year.
2. What to see in the Witches’ Village
Based on events that took place after the expulsion of the Moriscos from the area, the locals claim that there was witchcraft during a hard time for the territory: the Inquisition persecuted any sign of heresy.
But the legends have endured and they now proudly display sculptures of witches and fantasy. We can see the big head of a witch that welcomes us, two witches turned into stone and making potions in a giant cauldron, or the little house of Baba Yaga, a house with hen’s feet.
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