Motril (Spanish: Motril) is a town and municipality in Spain, part of the province of Granada, as part of the autonomous community of Andalusia. The municipality is located in the district (komarki) of the Costa Tropical. It occupies an area of 109 km ². The population is 60,884 people (for 2010). Distance - 74 km to the provincial capital.
Motril is an Andalusian resort on the Costa Tropical. Andalusia is a very popular region among Europeans in Spain. There, on the Mediterranean coast, there are a large number of small resorts that have long been chosen by the Scandinavians, who love a pleasant stay, the Germans and the English.
Unlike other similar settlements, Motril lives not only at the expense of tourism. It is also a fairly well developed industry and agriculture, especially the cultivation of sugarcane. The city even has a full-fledged museum dedicated to this plant.
Of course, the most interesting part of the town of Motril is its historical center, where many old manor houses from the 16th to the 17th century can be found. Century and even some elegant palaces that combine elements of Arab and European architectural traditions. Among the most interesting buildings are the church of La Encarnaciène, the town hall and the upper chapel of the Virgen de la Cabeza.
A mild climate and clean sea make Motril a paradise for beach lovers. Local beaches total around a dozen, though small but quite comfortable. The most popular among them are La Jolla - for the lovers of sunbathing, the coast of Karchun - for those who prefer active games and water sports, and the beach of Granada, where a mansion is located, once a royal residence.
From the scorching sun on the coast you can hide in one of the nearby cafes and bars. Since Motril is on the coast, it is not surprising that fishing plays an important role in the lives of local residents. That's why there are always fresh seafood in the local gastronomy.