Almeria Province - Arboleas


Located in the town of Arboleas are archaeologic sites which show that man was present here during prehistoric times. Among the monuments of this town in Almanzora is the Tower of Arboleas, an ancient construction that is known amongst the locals as the Castle and that, paradoxically, currently carries out the chiming of the bells on the hour.

Another building that adds to the monumental heritage of the town is the parish church of Santiago, constructed during the 19th century and which holds magnificent pieces of art and imagery from the 17th and 18th centuries on its interior.

Those who explore the outskirts of the town will also be able to enjoy the beauty of the local countryside, with new and old bridges which cross the Almanzora river.


Given that Arboleas is a small, rural village, accommodation and hotels can be hard to come by. Shown below is a local guesthouse located in the centre, however there are more options in the neighbouring villages and towns of Zurgena and Albox.

Hostal Mesón ArboleasHostal Mesón Arboleas

This heated guest house is located in central Arboleas and offers double rooms including a TV, minibar and private bathroom. Breakfast is included and it also has a restaurant and shared lounge area. There are bicycles available for all guests.


Museo Pedro Gilabert
This museum houses a permanent collection of extraordinary sculptures by the renowned sculptor Pedro Gilabert. It also has an art gallery with an rolling programme of exhibitions and cultural events.Open Monday, Tuesday, Friday 10.00 to 14.00 and Wednesday and Thursday 16.00 to 20.00 Plaza Pedro Gilabert, 3, Tel: 950 634 391  Free entrance. 

Arts & Crafts

When looking at the handicrafts of this particular town, one name stands out; Pedro Gilabert, a famous sculptor who constructs wooden figures that are on show in a museum. There are also many others that dedicate themselves to making wooden furniture.


The most stand-out feature of the local gastronomy are the dishes made with local products, especially vegetables. The town has many orange trees which create a lovely smell of citrus blossom across the town. Another achievement of Arboleas is the artesan fabrication of wines, admired greatly by the neighbouring towns. The local paella is also a stand-out dish.


The Feria and festivals in Arboleas take place in the middle of August in honour of the patron saint Roque. This is where they make a huge paella for everyone who attends to enjoy!

Other traditions include horse races, open-air dances and other fun activities. In September the Al-Arbuli celebrations begin, enjoying the towns gastronomical qualities. Here there are technical exhibitions and cycles of conferences and music from three cultures; Muslim, Christian and Jewish. Upon finishing the day, a classic andalucian street market is put up, where one can make the most of good music and great food.


Arboleas is situated 117 kilometres from Almería city from where it is possible to leave via the Rambla de Belén and continuing on the A-7 towards Granada, take the 547 exit towards Albox. Once at this point, continue on the A-334 motorway in order to join up to the ALP-401. After this, cross over Callejonal and you will have arrived at your destination.