Diezma

Diezma
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Diezma, at 1,233 m of altitude, next to the carriageway that links Guadix and Granada, has outstanding features in the old part of town such as: the Church of Santo Cristo de la Fe, with a Neo-Mudéjar tower, and the 18th century Palace-House of the Marquis of Diezma. In the outskirts, a thermal water spring, called Los Bañuelos, is very popular amongst the locals, and the Cave of the Water, a natural grotto with stalactites and stalagmites, can be seen.

History

The word diezma refers to the money that in the past was paid to the Church for agricultural exploitation, i.e. the tithe; the Moors called it Dexme, probably a derivation of the Visigoth toponym. Although the history of this village dates back some time, it was an enclave in the Roman Augusta Road, which linked Acci with Iiiberis.
It was conquered by the Catholic Monarchs in 1490, and from 1530 it was known as an alquerí­a (farmhouse AREA). It was purchased from the Crown of Castile by Luis Guiral in 1536 with the title of Mayorazgo de Diezma, as an entailed state.
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Diezma
Town
Province of Granada
Diezma
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Diezma
Tourist area
Distance to the capital (km)
40
Altitude above sea level (m)
1233
Extension (Km 2 )
42
No. of Inhabitants
945
Demonym
Diezmeros o Dizmaritas
Postal Code
18180
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