Located 86 kilometers from the capital, Líjar is accessed by the road to the Sierra de Macael, taking the detour at the junction of Chercos. There is a bus service between this town and Almería.
Perhaps the most picturesque historical curiosity of this municipality is found in the archives of its City Council, in the minutes of October 14, 1883, where the session agreed to “declare war on the French Nation”, in response to the grievances received by the king Alfonso XII in his visit to Paris a few weeks before; the “war” lasted until the signing of the Treaty of Peace (October 30, 1983), signed by the mayor of this town, the consul of France in Malaga and the vice-consul of this country in Almeria.
Monuments that deserve a detained visit are the Parochial Church (XVII century) and the Shrine of the Virgin of Fatima.
The most important festivals are San Antones (January 17), where traditional bonfires are lit, the Fiestas de San Blas (1-3 February), Holy Week and the Pilgrimage of the Virgin of Fatima. From September 9, coinciding with the patron saint festivities, the Cultural Week is celebrated The Lijonazo, with sports activities, chess, music bands and the camping and excursion Sendero del Poyo