Armilla and the Ethnographic Museum in the XNUMXth century García Viedma house

If you live in Granada or are visiting Andalusia as a tourist we suggest you visit the municipality of Armilla which houses the Ethnographic Museum in the García Viedma house dating back to the XNUMXth century

Thanks to its proximity to Granada, Armilla is a good place to spend the night, enjoy its terraces and visit the capital. Immersed in the fertile plain of Granada, it enjoys a Mediterranean climate, temperate and humid, with dry and hot summers and almost 3.000 hours of sunshine per year.

As an unequivocal sign of its development, within its territory there is an Air Force base which includes a School for helicopter pilots. It also hosts the Samples Fair, in the old buildings of the Santa Juliana sugar refinery.

The new health science technology park also occupies part of its town hall. This complex is a public initiative of various administrations and institutions that wants to transform Granada's neighboring municipalities at the forefront of education, research and technology for health.

A bit of history

The first vestiges that are preserved are Arab, a moment in which the history of Armilla begins to be really known.

During the years of the Caliphate, the acequias de la vega were built and the municipality began to prosper economically. The production of large crops and the passage for silk merchants played an exceptional role in the Kingdom of Granada.

Although important craftsmen already existed in Armilla between the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries, it did not reach a great development until the end of the XNUMXth century.

Prosperity ended due to the war in Granada. The town hall became uninhabited and the fields were razed to the ground until 1574 when it was repopulated by the old Castilians.

The Ethnographic Museum of Armilla

The Ethnographic Museum is located in the García Viedma house, which dates back to the XNUMXth century. The extent of the lands belonging to this family was considerable and there were several houses and other spaces, such as stables, barns and orchards within their property. The main source of livelihood was linked to the work of the fertile plains and livestock.

The Ethnographic Museum is located in the old part of the house, this area is of particular interest from an architectural point of view.

You will find household items of all kinds such as a slaughter table, copper pots, a cheap stove, XNUMXth century radio, personal items of all kinds, a German gasoline burner belonging to the Second World War, a collection of clocks or flags of the court of Alfonso XIII.


A traditional dish in Armilla's gastronomy is the pot of San Antón, pumpkin ratatouille, stuffed eggplant, assorted soups, and refried beans with ham. Game meat is part of the recipes of this municipality, such as peasant-style rabbit and partridges with cabbage.


Main monuments
Armilla Ethnographic Museum
Parish Church of San Miguel Arcángel
The Three Crosses
New technology park

Country: Armilla
Postal code: 18100
Distance from Granada: 4 km
Number of inhabitants: 18385

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