Abrucena is a Spanish municipality in the province of Almería, Andalusia. Is located on the northern slope of Sierra Nevada, in the county of Los Filabres-Taverns and 41 km. the provincial capital, Almería.
Unknown exact origin of the name Abrucena, although some historians have concluded that its origin is Latin. In what is now the village a Roman military camp or name Apricius Lauricius settled. During the Moorish domination appears with the name of Laurisana. In the sixteenth century is documented as Lauricena, Laurcicena and Uricena and as Laurucena in litigation documents and Abrucena Abla. From the seventeenth century appears in all documents as Labrucena voice that still today can hear along with Abrucena. From the above it follows that the origin of the name of the village dates back to the Roman camp Lauricius.