Almanzora

Almanzora

Almanzora area is located in the northeast of the province between the areas of Los Vélez and the Sierra de los Fibrales. Is made up of 27 municipalities and it has a Mediterranean climate, the average temperature is 15 Cº. The area has cold winters with average minimum temperatures of 2ºC in the coldest months and maximum average temperatures of 13ºC.

Macael is famous for its marble quarries, from which 80% of all Spanish marble is extracted today. Substantial monuments such as the El Escorial Monastery, the Mezquita of Córdoba and the Alhambra in Granada have been constructed with this marble, but the material is also used for local projects, with marble statues lining the streets and squares of the town, which has around 5,400 inhabitants.

Arboleas is home to many archaeological sites which show that man was present here during prehistoric times. Today, the town has around 4500 inhabitants. Archaeological remains indicate that settled populations inhabited the site of Arboleas as far back as the Neololithic and Bronze ages. Beyond this, we also find Argaric, Phoenician, Carthaginian and Roman remains. However, as with so many parts of Andalucia.

Albox is set amidst a stunning landscape of arid hills with olive groves, citrus fruit orchards and almond trees, and dramatic hills and valleys. Situated in the basin of the Almanzora River, Albox is bisected by one of the Almanzora’s tributaries, a mostly dry riverbed known as the Rambla, which is crossed by three bridges. The town has around 12,500 inhabitants.

Málaga Airport is the fourth busiest airport in Spain with over 15 million passenger movements in 2016. Malaga Airport offers full range of passenger services. The airport essentially operates from Terminal 3 which was opened in March 2010. The second runway which is only used at peak times was opened in June 2012.

There are regular national flights to Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Sevilla, Melilla. There are also regular International flights to London Gatwick, Stanstead, Munich, and Dusseldorf. See the table below. Charter companies also fly to Almería, making it the second most important airport in terms of foreign tourist arrivals in Andalucia.

The area surrounding Huércal Overa is a haven for lovers of hiking. Visitors should especially look out for the walking program organized every year by the Town Hall. The town has around 18,800 inhabitants. It is said the origin of Huércal-Overa can be pinpointed to the Moorish period, with two castles forming, together with other fortresses.

Zurgena is divided in two by the Almanzora River. On one side is La Alfoquía or Barrio de la Estación, and on the other, on a hill, sits the old town. The town is also home to the Cueva del Llano de las Eras, an archaeological site where remains from the Argaric era have been discovered.

Urrácal still preserves much of the typical character of the old Arab settlements, particularly in its steep, narrow streets. It is found to the south of the Sierra de las Estancias, half-hidden by a ravine, so provides ideal surroundings for lovers of rural tourism. It has around 350 inhabitants.