Venta de Huelma comes from the Arabic word "walima"which means feast. It could be that some kind recreation property was in place during this period and from which a larger and more stable population center was established. Some authors argue that it became the geographic center of the district of El Temple.
It certainly was situated on the connection between the large villages Granada and Alhama. Until the sixties in the twentieth century there were people living in caves. The municipality comprises the towns Ventas de Huelma, Ácula, Ochichar and Oasis.
Ventas de Huelma (37°04′01″N
Altitude: 854 meters
Population: 676 inhabitants (2014)
Distance to Granada: 32 km
Distance to the beach: 77 km (Almuñecar)
Distance to Airport Malaga: 166 km
Distance to Airport Granada: 18 km
Touristic level: low - medium - high
Authentic level: low - medium - high