The village is situated at 540 meters above sea level and has 3.209 inhabitants (2014). Cijuela is located in the Vega of Granada and surrounded by a wide space of green poplars, rich orchards and crossed by the river Genil. It is an area of flat land, which the Arabs called "small plain '.


In the 10th century they started building an advanced irrigation system that carried water to the entire area by a complex network of canals and ditches. This caused that agriculture is the main economical source of income. The village is only 3 km away from the airport which is causing noise and polution, although there are not many flights a day.

Points of Interest in Cijuela

A house in Cijuela
A house in Cijuela

Festivities in Cijuela


  • On the 25th of April is the "día de la merendica" celebrated when people gather in the evening to taste the popular hornazos accompanied by green beans; 
  • In the second week of September are the festivities held in honor of Padre Jesús Nazareno;

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Basic Information Cijuela

Cijuela (37°12′00″N 3°48′38″O)

Altitude: 540 meters

Population: 3.209 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 21 km

Distance to the beach: 86 km

Distance to Airport Malaga: 118 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 8 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


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

Location of Cijuela

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The Weather in Cijuela