It has magnificent views of the Sierra Nevada so it is also called "El Mirador de Sierra Nevada". There are two versions about the name of this town, one related to the units of ownership and come from Roman times, and the other with the tribute paid to the Church (tithes) in the time of the Visigoths. In any case, it is clear that during the Roman Empire it was a kind of hostel for travelers going by Via Augusta from Acci (Guadix) to Iliberis and was known by the name of Diezma. 

A local bar with terrace in Diezma
A local bar with terrace in Diezma

During the Arab domination,it was outside this route and became a farmstead. It suffered frequent ziríes incursions because of the advance towards Granada. Until 1571, however, is not named or done only as a farmhouse with just ten houses. Earlier, in 1536, was purchased from the Crown of Castile by Luis Guiral who acquired the title of Estate of Diezma. A great part of the municipality is situated inside Natural Park Sierra de Huétor.

A view over Diezma
A view over Diezma
The church of Diezma
The church of Diezma

Points of Interest in Diezma

  • Church: Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Anunciación (1545);
  • Church: Iglesia parroquial (1875);
  • Manson: Casa de los Marqueses de Diezma (18th century).
  • Natural Park Sierra de Huétor

Festivities in Diezma

  • On the 17th of January San Anton is celebrated with the traditional camp fires;
  • On the 3rd of February the festivities of San Blas are held (procession);
  • On the 15th of August the festivities in honor of the patron Cristo de la Fe are celebrated;

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Basic Information Diezma

Diezma (37°19′15″N 3°19′54″O)

Altitude: 1230 meters

Population: 766 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 35 km

Distance to the beach: 111 km (Motril)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 169 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 50 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


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

Location of Diezma

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