The "white village" Ferreirola
The small village of Ferreirola is well positioned on the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada National Park, at an altitude of 1,000 metres. A former Moorish village, it benefits from a mild climate and is surrounded by beautiful scenery, with rich vegetation and numerous mountain springs. Together with six other small villages, Ferreirola belongs to the parish La Tahá de Pitres. It is situated off the beaten tourist track and is free of passing traffic, making for an unspoilt and peaceful environment. Ferreirola is home to a fair amount of artistic activity: a painter, a guitar maker, and a manufacturer of flamenco dresses and ballet shoes live in the village itself, while a number of ceramic artists also live in the area. Several hiking paths pass through Ferreirola, including the GR142, which traverses the whole of the Alpujarra. The E4/GR7 is also close by.