The origins of this place as center of population seems to date back to the time of the Roman Empire, although it was during the Islamic domination when it reached its highest development.
In this period its structure and narrow streets with its unique architecture were formed. In the Nasrid kingdom it was a dependent farmhouse of Beas de Guadix, then called Beas of the Captives.
It was conquered by Ferdinand in 1489 and after the rebellion and subsequent expulsion of the Moors it was practically deserted. Years later it was occupied by settlers that were mainly from Castilla.
Polícar (37°15′28″N 3°13′59″O)
Altitude: 1156 meters
Population: 234 inhabitants (2014)
Distance to Granada: 58 km
Distance to the beach: 125 km (Almeria)
Distance to Airport Malaga: 191 km
Distance to Airport Granada: 72 km
Touristic level: low - medium - high
Authentic level: low - medium - high