It is located in the upper basin of the Almanzora River. It limits to the West with the municipality of Serón, to the North with that of Cúllar, to the Northwest with Lúcar, to the East with Armuña, to the Southeast with Suflí and to the South with Bayarque. An important part of it is located in the Almanzora Valley between the Sierra de Lúcar and the Sierra de los Filabres. The human presence in the term of Tíjola, goes back to prehistoric time, as it is demonstrated by the idol found in “La Muela del Ajo”, in the place of the Blanquizares. Other testimonies of this period (late Neolithic) are the megalithic site of the “Hermitage of Cela” or the necropolis town located near Bayarque. The Carthaginians, attracted by the mining riches, especially the argentiferous minerals of Sierra Almagrera and Herrerías, founded Baria (colony near Villaricos towards the 6th century BC) More important is the Roman presence in Tagili (Tíjola). remains of three Roman villas of the imperial era: deposits of the “Muela del Tío Félix”, “Iglesias” and “Aalgaida.” In 1977, a marble tablet (92 x 49 cm) was found that read: “Voconia, Avita, daughter of Quinto Fabio, with her money, she built some spas for her Tagilitana republic, celebrating her inauguration with circus games and a banquet.For the care and maintenance she gave 12,000 deans to her Tagilitana republic. “From the resplendent age of Abderramán III (S X), in this place there is a city-fortress called “Tájela”.