Belicena

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This is one of the first politically stable towns founded in the municipality of Vegas del Genil. As soon as the Reconquista was over in 1492 it was repopulated with Christians. The church here is the oldest of the three in the municipality and is dedicated to San Sebastian. It was built on the site of a former mosque.

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Information about the Municipality

Region: Granada and its surroundings
Municipio: Vegas del Genil
Postcode: 18101
Web: www.vegasdelgenil.es

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Ermita del Cristo de las Cañas

Belicena

The Cortijo de las Cañas and the Ermita de Santo Cristo de las Cañas are on the Belicena road to Santa Fe. Inside there is a lovely chapel/oratory. It is well preserved and surrounded by mature trees.

Iglesia parroquial de la Misericordia

Belicena

The church in Belicena is the oldest one of the three in the municipality. It is believed that it was built on the site of a former mosque. In 1770 the other two churches nearby joined up with this one.

La Vega de Granada Interpretive Centre

Belicena

The Centro de Interpretación de La Vega de Granada is located in an old tobacco-drying factory built in 1953. It is one of the best examples of this type of construction in brick and wood, typical of the local architecture [...]

Patron celebrations of Belicena

Belicena

Although these celebrations have San Sebastian as patron, the figure of San Marcos is honoured as well. They have the Litany of the Patron Saints, parades and fair events without lack of stalls, attractions, night parties and popular dances.



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