The village is located at 850 meters and has 253 inhabitants (2013). Picena has a beautiful landscape where you can hike. Such as the route to the Balson where you can enjoy majestic views of vegetation and river with several waterfalls. Another possible route is to the spring of Quero where you can spend a pleasant day.


The town has nice narrow streets and it is one of the most traditional Alpujarran villages in terms of its architecture.


A view on Picena
A view on Picena

Festivities in Picena

  • On the 31st of January the Fiesta de los Quintos, in honor of San Cecilio is celebrated;
  • In the last weekend of August the festival in honor of Virgen del Rosario is celebrated (festival of the Christians and Moors / procession).
Detail of the church of Picena
Detail of the church of Picena

Points of Interest in Picena

  • Church:  Iglesia Parroquial de San Cecilio (16th century);
  •  Peñón de Picena;
  • The ruins of the Castillejo de Picena (castle of Picena) are worth a visit. They are situated on a small mountain next to the river; access along a track on the left on the Picen.'herín road. A part of the wall is still standing and the views in both directions are spectacular.
A street in Picena
A street in Picena

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Basic Information Picena

Picena (37°00′04″N 3°00′22″O)

Altitude: 850 meters

Population: 253 inhabitants  (2013)



Distance to Granada: 107 km

Distance to the beach: 42 km (Adra)

Distance to the Airport of Malaga: 182 km

Distance to the Airport of Granada: 122 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level:  low - medium - high



  • Supermarkets: no
  • Banks: no
  • Restaurants: no
  • Bars: yes

Location of Picena

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The Weather in Picena