Almeria Province - Laroya

Laroya

The first dates that have any reference to the town of Laroya belong to the time of Muslim occupation. The urban hub has unique architecture which has not been affected by modern contruction.

Among the monuments that make up the architectural heritage of Laroya is the Laroya Castle and the Torrecica prison.

Another building of particular relevance is the parish church, built in the 17th Century in a mudéjar style and which has a big amount of sacred art on its interior.

Accommodation

Laroya is a remote village in the mountains of Almeria, so hotels are scarce and hard to find. There are, however, a number of country houses, villas and cottages available both in Laroya and just outside in the local surroundings that provide more than adequate places to stay. They are often separated into apartments, villas or cottages. Listed below are our suggestions, enjoy. 

Casas Rurales PicachicoCasas Rurales Picachico

The Picachico villas are equipped with air conditioning and heating. The sitting rooms feature a DVD player and board games, and the kitchens come with a hob and microwave. Some villas have a private hot tub. Next door is the Mesón Acacia Restaurant.

 

Reul Alto Cortijos RuralesReul Alto Cortijos Rurales

Located in Laroya, this collection of cottages offers fantastic views of the Almanzora Valley. Each rustic cottage has has a kitchen with a hob, microwave and washing machine and access to a shared swimming pool, a terrace with a barbecue.

 

Gastronomy

Among the varied gastronomic dishes in the town is the famous ´migas de trigo´, ´olla de trigo´, rice with rabbit meat, ´fritada de puchera´, ´empedrado´, cod balls, Easter pie and fried rabbit.

For those with a sweet tooth, there are some delicious desserts and sweet treats such as homemade sweets made from flour and almonds, butter cakes, profiteroles and fried doughnuts.

Celebrations

The festivites in Laroya start on 1st January with the San Antón bonfires and continue with the day of Candlemas, 2nd February, and San Marcos, 25th April.
On Resurrection Sunday Laroya´s quatrains take place, a popular and religious custom. The 8th August is the day of San Ramón Nonato.

HOW TO GET THERE

Laroya is 91 kilometres from the city of Almeria, from where you can leave along the Ramble de Belén, continuing along the A-7 motorway and taking exit number 453 towards Granada. From there, continue along the A-92 and take exit number 376 towards Sorbas in order to link onto the national motorway 340A. Once you are on the A-349, link onto the A-847 and you will arrive at your destination.

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