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Alcolea

Alcolea

Festivals in Alcolea: Cabalgata Reyes Magos, Fiesta de San Sebastián, Carnaval, Día de Andalucía, Semana Santa and Feria de Santa Rosa de Viterbo.

Although the origins of Alcolea are uncertain, the oldest vestiges discovered locally correspond to the Neolithic period, which were found at the beginning of the twentieth century in Barranco de los Caballos. These are thought to be the remains of animals.

Alcolea’s name originates from the Arabic for ‘small castle’, which likely signals the village’s early structural origins. The construction of the Pantano de Benínar (Benínar Reservoir) made the village even more attractive for lovers of rural tourism as well as for those who prefer to explore historical, artistic and cultural features and buildings.