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Castle in Salobreña
Castle in Salobreña
Flag of Salobreña
Coat of arms of Salobreña
Coat of arms
Location of Salobreña
Location of Salobreña
Salobreña is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 36°44′N 3°35′W / 36.733°N 3.583°W / 36.733; -3.583Coordinates: 36°44′N 3°35′W / 36.733°N 3.583°W / 36.733; -3.583
Country  Spain
Autonomous community  Andalusia
Province Granada
Comarca Costa Tropical
Judicial district Motril
 • Marquis de Salobreña Andrés Segovia, Marquis de Salobreña (PP)
 • Total 34.91 km2 (13.48 sq mi)
Elevation 95 m (312 ft)
Highest elevation 160 m (520 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 12,747
 • Density 370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Salobreñero, -ra
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 18680 (Salobreña y
La Caleta-Guardia),
18610 (Lobres)
Official language(s) Spanish

Salobreña (pronounced: [saloˈβɾeɲa]) is a town on the Costa Tropical in Granada, Spain. It claims a history stretching back 6,000 years.[citation needed]

There are two main parts of Salobreña; The first is The Old Town which sits atop a rocky prominence and is a cluster of whitewashed houses and quirky steep narrow streets leading up to a 10th-century Moorish castle. This is called 'El Castillo De Salobreña' which is one of its main tourist attractions. The second part of Salobreña is new developments which spread from the bottom of The Old Town right to the Beach. The whole town is almost surrounded by sugarcane fields on each side along the coast and further inland.

Another tourist attraction in Salobreña is 'El Peñon' (The Rock) which divides two of Salobreña's five beaches and juts out between Playa La Guardia and Playa de la Charca/Solamar and into the sea.

The last remaining cane sugar factory in Europe was located along the coast just west of the village of La Caleta de Salobreña. It closed in 2006.[1]