The village is located 869 meters above sea level and has 103 inhabitants (2014). In 1569 Acequias wasa military prison camp and with intention to protect Orgiva for the harassments its suffered during the Rebellion of the Moors. There are several stately homes such as Family Doña María de Blanes, which now has been restored.
Acequias was a separate municipality until 1967, when it merged together with Chite, Mondujar, Murchas and Talará into one municipality named Lecrín, which was joined six years later Béznar.
Although it lost many inhabitants in the second half of the twentieth century, it now is recovering thanks to the people who immigrated from north-central Europe, mainly British.
Acequias (36°58′04″N 3°32′24″O)
Altitude: 869 meters
Population: 103 inhabitants (2014)
Distance to Granada: 40 km
Distance to the beach: 38 km
Distance to Airport Malaga: 130 km
Distance to Airport Granada: 52 km
Touristic level: low - medium - high
Authentic level: low - medium - high