Localities in the Levante Almeriense
Lubrin is settled between several hills, so its urbanism is irregular. White houses with red roofs and narrow, steep streets are its main features, as are other towns in the region that have a strong Arab influence. It is a typical locality of the region, which has 21 population centers, mostly equipped with mountainous terrain that allows the development of agriculture and livestock.
Its first settlers lived here in the Upper Palaeolithic era. There are remains of cave paintings in the nearby cave of Los Morceguillos. The community was populated by Muslims until approximately 1309, when it was reconquered by the Christians.
During the 20th century, the abundant mineral deposits of all kinds produced an economic boom that ended in the 1960s. Since then, agriculture and livestock have become the main activities, especially the cultivation of grapes, cereals, olive trees, and orange trees. Lubrin’s population has suffered a strong emigration to other regions of Spain, which has considerably reduced the number of inhabitants. The tourism industry has grown considerably in recent years, taking advantage of the community’s traditional rural town characteristics and magnificent natural surroundings.