As is the case with the rest of the villages in the Genal Valley, Jubrique stands on mountainous terrain, its streets and houses adapted to the uneven land on which they were built, thus creating the architectural layout so typical of the Serrania de Ronda region.


As is the case with most of the villages in this area of the Serrania de Ronda, Jubrique appeared as a result of the existence of a farm in the area during the Andalusi-Arabic period. Later, like its neighbours, it was conquered by Christian armies.

The present-day village is the result of a growth in population in the 18th century.