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Polícar lies to the north of the Sierra Nevada, just on its border. Its Moorish past is clear from its layout, with its narrow streets and its interesting historical centre.

The Iglesia Parroquial de San Antonio de Padua, the Ermita of San Antonio, as well as the many old houses that retain many traditional features, such as wooden eaves, are very interesting.

The town shares its Roman and medieval past with Beas de Guadix, with which the town was closely linked in the Nasrid period until well after the Spanish conquest. The history of Polícar is actually marked by a more recent and momentous events: In 1977 the locals bought the town for 29 million pesetas from the family that had owned it for many years. The estate was subsequently distributed fairly amongst the inhabitants.

The local wine and its famous pork products are excellent. In Polícar you can also enjoy delicious dishes including the Olla de San Anton, Olla matancera, Potaje de bolones, Rin-ran, Gachas, Choto al ajillo and Conejo frito con ajos.


Information about the Municipality

Region: Guadix and El Marquesado
Postcode: 18516
Distance from Granada (km): 58
Number of inhabitants: 233
People: Policareños
Web: Acceder a su web


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Iglesia parroquial de San Antonio de Padua


This Mudejar-style church was built in the 16th century and has a typical beautiful coffered ceiling. Inside there is a picture of San Antonio, also dating back to the 16th century, which was a donation from a private individual. It [...]

Ermita de San Antonio


This ancient chapel is close to the town centre and has been renovated a number of times.

Patron celebrations in honour of the Virgen de Fátima


In the celebration program of the patron celebrations they have religious events such as the mass and the procession dedicated to the Virgin, or the recreational ones, such as sports, parades and live music.

Celebrations of San Antonio


In June the inhabitants of Policar honoured San Antonio with different recreational events, which precede the solemn mass and other acts to commemorate the saint.


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