Santa Cruz de Comercio

Santa Cruz de Comercio or Santa Cruz is a town of 554 inhabitants and is located on the right bank of the river Alhama at 739 meters above sea level. Its first settlers were possibly the Romans. Its major development was during the Arabic domination, although it was only a farmstead, thanks to its geographical position and conditions of fertile land with water. In the early nineteenth century the Napoleonic troops were present in the area. In 1884 it was destroyed by the earthquake, but reconstructed with maintaining its essential characteristics. This was all possible thanks to the support received from the Trade Union and the traders from Madrid,In gratitude the village changed its name to the current Santa Cruz del Comercio. 


View downhil in Santa Cruz de Comercio
View downhill in Santa Cruz de Comercio
The church of Santa Cruz de Comercio
The church of Santa Cruz de Comercio

Points of Interest in Santa Cruz

  • Peña Gorda (Arabic watch tower);
  • Church "Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno;

Festivitities in Santa Cruz

  • At the first days of May, the town is celabrating his traditional fiesta in honor of Nuestro Padre Jesés Nazareno.

Photo Gallery of Santa Cruz de Comercio

Basic Information Santa Cruz de Comercio

Santa Cruz (37°03′39″N 3°58′35″O)

Altitude: 739 meters

Population: 552 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 50 km

Distance to the beach: 77 km (Almuñecar)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 121 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 38 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


  • Supermarkets: yes
  • Banks: yes
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Bars: yes

Location of Santa Cruz de Comercio

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The Weather in Santa Cruz de Comercio