Albolote is a city located in the province of Granada, Spain. According to Spain's Instituto Nacional de Estadística, the city had a total population of 15,563 in 2005.
On 19 April 1956, Albolote and the neighboring town of Atarfe were struck by Spain's worst earthquake of the 20th century, a 5.0 MW temblor. About a dozen people died from the earthquake and subsequent landslide, and many buildings were ruined.
The Granada metro, scheduled to open in 2014, will provide the town with a light metro link to central Granada.