There is evidence of human settlements since the time of Argar, as evidenced by the findings of numerous objects and graves on a spot near this town. In the Islamic era it was characterized with a fortress that was called Reniha or Guenichea. It is noteworthy Boabdil stayed in a farmhous of Huéneja from September 27 to October 3 in 1490. Its strategic location has made this village taking a leading role since prehistoric times, thanks of the presence of water and minerals.
A great part of the municipality is situated within the National and Natural Park of Sierra Nevada. Occupying an area of 1,785 hectares in the National and 704 hectares in the Natural Park.
The municipality comprises several towns: Huéneja, La Huertezuela, Las Cuevas, and Los Olivos.
The village Huéneja presents an urban structure characterized by the districts Castillo (old fort) and the Albaicin (the old Muslim district) that retains its intact network.
It is very interesting to visit the Recreation Area “Los Castaños”, or take the route los Molinos de Izfalada and visit the National and Natural Park of Sierra Nevada.
Huéneja (37°10′37″N 2°56′55″O)
Altitude: 1158 meters
Population: 1193 inhabitants (2014)
Distance to Granada: 95 km
Distance to the beach: 84 km (Almeria)
Distance to Airport Malaga: 214 km
Distance to Airport Granada: 81 km
Touristic level: low - medium - high
Authentic level: low - medium - high