The Village of Melicena

Melicena is a town and Spanish hamlet belonging to the municipality of Sorvilán , in the province of Granada . It is located in the eastern part of the region of the Costa Granadina . Near this town are the nuclei of Los Yesos , La Mamola and La Rábita .

Melicena is a coastal fishing village located on the Mediterranean Sea , it is located at the foot of the rock of San Patricio and next to the mouth of the ravine of Santa Catalina .


Its most popular festival is celebrated every year on the third weekend of August in honor of the patron saint of the town, the Virgen del Carmen. Another important local fiesta is the festival of St. Patrick that takes place every year beside the great rocks that jet out into the sea, and whose name was given in honor of this saint.

Village Information

Municipality of: Sorvilán
Region: Costa Tropical
Post Code: 18713
# of inhabitants: ~ 169
inhabitants: meliceneros
Distance to Granada: 93 km

Where is Melicena located?

Melicena of the Costa Tropical in the Granada province is a traditional small fishing village located on the Mediterranean coast of southern Spain in the Andalucia (Andalus) region. Melicena is easily accessible via the principal Costa Tropical highway of N-340.

Getting There

  • Melicena is just a few minutes east of the cities of Motril and Almuñécar along the N-340 highway. Melicena is about a one-hour drive from the city of Granada via the N-323 highway and then upon arriving at the coastal town of Salobreña, heading east towards Motril and Almería on the N-340 highway. Melicena is easily accessible by main highway.

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