This small town is located in which it is traditionally known as the Granada’s Bell, area that included the territory around Granada from where the sound of the bell of the Vela Tower of the Alhambra could be heard. It is located in the right shore of the Bermejo river, forming a small ravine of reddish walls. In its outskirts some sections of an aqueduct and other vestiges of the Albolote old channel, approved during the reign of Carlos III and whose works were unfinished, finally being replaced by the modern system of irrigated land of the near Cubillas reservoir are conserved.
The finding of a tomb with writing Latin demonstrates the existence of this settlement at the Roman Empire time. Although there is not reliable data about the foundation of Calicasas, it is known as the old Roman villa of Calicatros. Its present name comes from the Arab time, when it was a farmhouse near Granada. It has been a village attached, in the civilian or the ecclesiastic way to Cogollos, Nívar and Güevéjar throughout its history. It obtained its independence in the middle of the XIX century. At the moment this settlement participates intensely in the industrial, commercial and activities of services of Granada’s capital.
It is part of the area of production of the extra virgin olive oil, under the Trade Mark “Montes de Granada”. We found the Arab inheritance in its dishes. Among the most traditional they have the granadina soup, the stew, the beans omelette and the gazpacho. The meat delights are centred on dishes elaborated with chicken and rabbit like main elements, as well as those that are tasted during the typical homemade slaughters.