Calicasas is geographically located in the AREA known as the Campana Granadina, which in the past referred to the jurisdictional lands of a parish church.
La Campana was said to cover the lands where the bell struck from one of the Alhambra Towers (Torre de la Vela) could be heard. According to this, Calicasas would come under La Campana, since it is situated at the foothills of this valley and just 14 km away from the city of the Alhambra.
HistoryIts name derives from the Arab Quaryat al-Qannar.
The history of this village has been closely linked to nearby Granada. Presently, the village utilizes the industrial, commercial and service sectors of the capital, Granada.