Almeria Province - Serón

Serón

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The village of Serón, Almeria, is situated on the northern slopes of the Sierra de los Filabres. At an altitude of just over 800 metres, it is one of the few Almerian towns that is ideal for both those interested in rural areas of Andalucia and for those who prefer discovering the local culture.

The first thing that tourists will see is the striking castle that crowns the village centre and from which visitors can get an amazing panoramic view of the Almanzora valley. The Moorish castle was constructed during the 13th century and has undergone many diverse transformations throughout the centuries since then. The most prominent addition is the notably neoclassical tower which was added at some point during the 19th century. In any case, this fortress has put Serón on the map as part of the Ruta de los Castillos (The Castle Route) throughout Andalucia.

Serón boasts a rich heritage of art and history which visitors can see in the Parroquial de la Anunciación Church, a declared historical monument that still has a beautiful Mudejar weaponary; the Ermita de la Virgen de los Remdios in the Plaza de Arriba (Shrine to the Virgin of the Remedies), constructed in the 19th century with a neoclassical style; and the Ayuntamiento (Town Hall) building dating from the end of the 19th century.

Other attractions around Serón include its caves, such as the Sarna cave or the Morciguilla cave, where Neolithic remains have been found. Visitors can also find lots of hidden natural beauty spots along the Las Menas-Pozo de las Nieves and Los Angostos-Jordana walking routes.

Accommodation

Hotels and accommodation in this mountain village can be hard to come by. There is a local guesthouse located in the village itself, for those who would like, or there are various country houses and villas located very close by (listed below), of which many are separated into apartments or rooms, and these provide ideal accommodation for anyone who is visiting Serón. There is also a campsite nearby. 

Posada del CandilPosada del Candil

This converted farmhouse is located in the Sierra de los Filabres Mountains. It offers charming, eco-friendly apartments with a shared outdoor pool and terrace overlooking the valley. Each apartment has a lounge with a fireplace, underfloor heating, a TV and terrace.

 

Shambala RetreatShambala Retreat

Featuring a furnished sun terrace and garden courtyard with barbecue, Shambala Retreat country house is located in Serón, 20 km from Sierra de Baza Nature Reserve. Each of the heated, double rooms in this traditional farm house offers mountain views.

 

Gastronomy

For those who want to taste the typical delicacies of the local gastronomy, there is a lot to try. From the traditional hams and meats, to more local dishes such as migas cortijeras, grullos con liebre, rabbit and partridge, as well as hormigos, andrajos (a traditional Andalucian stew with vegetables and rabbit, hare or cod) and a porridge. If desserts are more your thing, you’ll find plenty of treats to satisfy your sweet tooth like hornazos, mantecados carrasqueños (Christmas pastries) and leche frita.

Fiestas

For those who want to experience the traditional fiestas of Serón, the ideal times to visit the pueblo blanco are: during the Spanish Holy Week (Easter week); the first weekend of July for the Fiesta de Jamón (ham festival); the 13th December for the Santa Lucia Festival of Light; the 2nd February to taste the rustic food of Día de la Candelaria (Spanish equivalent of Groundhog Day); and finally, the 15th August for the Virgen de los Remedios celebrations.

How To Get There

Serón is around 90km from the city of Almería. Take the A-92 towards Guadix-Granada and come off at exit 362.

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