Fonelas is located 65 km away from the capital of Granada, in the Trough of Guadix, where the first Prehistoric civilizations settled in the Iberian Peninsula as proved by the number of archaeological remains found in the AREA.
HistoryNumerous and significant Neolithic and Iberian remains have been found in this AREA on a Roman villa, since its name seems to refer to the term "vineyards".
In the Middle Ages it was a border line that suffered constant Christian incursions, hostility and robbery on the hands of the Castilian horsemen stationed in Cazorla who would attack the Muslim AREA of Guadix. It was conquered by the Catholic Monarchs and granted to D. Alvaro de Basan. Thus, becoming part of the Afán de Ribera family state. In the 19th century, the inhabitants of this village acquired jurisdiction over these lands.
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