The route of the oil and the mountains - Periana is located between the mountains and the River Guaro. Its scenery can be described as a mixture of hillocks and ravines. Periana is famous for its sulphursprings, olive oil, peaches, figs, honey, raisins and wine.
Temperature, annual average: 16°
History and scenery.
The site of the hillock " Cerro Capellania " and the fortress demonstrated that this area was inhabitated since prehistory, the original documented evidences are from 1761, as when this locality became independent from Velez and Riogordo. Due to the severe climate and stationary rains its economy is based on the production of olive oil and peaches.
The church that was built in honour of San Isidro Labrodor is an interesting example of the Alphonsine style. Other interesting sights are the rests of the cemetry Santa Ana ( 16th Century ) and the Arabic bath of Vilo, which were used until the 19th century. Also worth visiting is the source of the River Guaro and its 300m waterfall.
Festivities and traditions.
On the 15th May the population celebrate in honour of San Isidro, between the 20th and 30th August the main festivals and the Day of the Emigrant. During August Periana celebrates peach auctions too. The peach " Bizcocho " ( a sponge cake ) the Roman cake the ( torta Romana ) and the oil cake ( torta de aceite ) are some traditional examples of local gastronomy.