River Andarax valley

River Andarax valley

The River Andarax flows into the Mediterranean sea at the city of Almeria. Inland from Almeria city there are a number of villages that occupy land on the flatter and fertile soil that is not found in the surrounding mountains. Most of the village which are grouped within the Comarca of Cabo de Gata are of little interest to tourists, however Los Millares is Europe´s largest Bronze Age settlement.

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.

One of the most interesting aspects of this village is its archaeological wealth, and visitors can find nearby the remains of a Copper Age settlement known as Los Millares.

One of the best times to visit this village is in October, when the residents come out to celebrate the patron saints festivals in honour of la Virgen del Rosario. The parish church is dedicated to this virgen, the most important building in the village dating from the 17th century.

This village is only 11km from the city of Almería, in a valley of the Sierra de Alhamilla served by the river Andaráx. It is well known for its magnificent Balneario with hot springs at 58 degrees, which is open all year round. El Chorrilo de Pechinais an old deserted mining hamlet in the Sierra Alhamilla. It was where Exodus: Gods and Kings was filmed. In Game of Thrones a new set was built representing Vaes Dothrak

The town of Huércal de Almería formed part of the municipal district of Almería until the 19th Century. Nowadays, it is an important industrial centre in an area that comes under the name of Andarax. Among the sights of the town, located in the comarca of Cabo de Gata, is the parish church, built in the 18th Century and in whose altar stands a statue of the Virgen de las Angustias de Salcillo.

The village of Gádor, situated in the area of Cabo de Gata, holds the remains of human settlements dating back to the 3rd millennium before Christ and the irrigation system from the time of Arab civilization, preserved to this day, that supplies the orange orchards which surround the white village