Cenes de la Vega is located in the central area of the province, just 5 kilometres from Granada on the banks of the Río Genil. This town is part of the Münzer Trail, one of the routes centred around the area’s history and heritage. It is also known as the Camino Real, as it was the inland road that linked Almeria with Granada.
This is a commuter town but on the weekends it is popular with people from Granada as well as foreigners as it offers them a chance to enjoy nature and the rich traditional cuisine in its many restaurants and bars.
In the summer the aquatic park is very popular. Its location makes it ideal for hiking and relaxing in the shade of the poplar trees.
Cenes de la Vega dates back to 1572, as recorded in the municipal archives. However, it already existed in the Arab period, although its inhabitants only lived there during the silkworm-breeding period and lived in Granada for the rest of the year.
The existence of the town was possibly due to its proximity to the now non-existent Casa Fuerte, (Dar al Ouet in Moorish times). This was an Arab palace on the Río Genil, on the outskirts of the capital. Arab graves and clay vessels have also been found in the Barrio de la Venta, however the first reliable record of the town dates back to 1572.
From the second half of the 20th century the population grew significantly. People from other parts of the province moved here as many worked in Granada.
Here excellent tomatoes, potatoes, onions and peppers are grown, all of which are used to make local dishes such as Estofaíllo de Carne. Cenes de la Vega is famous for its wide variety of meats and excellent sausages. Some of the best restaurants in the province are located here.
The popular fair takes place in August to celebrate San Bartolome. In this patron celebrations there are contests, as the one called Games without borders, which takes place inside the aquatic park. The program offer as well other activities such [...]