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River Andarax valley

River Andarax valley

Festivals in Santa Fe de Mondújar: Cabalgata Reyes Magos, Día de Andalucía, Jueves Lardero, Semana Santa, Día de San Marcos and Fiestas Patronales en Honor a la Virgen del Rosario.

Festivals in Pechina: Cabalgata Reyes Magos, Carnaval, Día de Andalucía, Semana Santa, Fiestas de San Marcos, Fiestas Patronales de San Indalecio, Fiestas de San Luis Gonzaga and Fiestas de San Claudio.

Festivals in Huércal de Almería: Cabalgata Reyes Magos, Día de Andalucía, Semana Santa, Noche de los Ramos, Fiestas de San José Obrero, Noche de San Juan and Fiestas del Carmen.

Festivals in Rioja: Cabalgata Reyes Magos, Día de Andalucía, Jueves Lardero, Carnaval, Semana Santa, Fiestas de San Marcos, Fiesta de San Isidro and Fiestas Patronales en Honor a la Virgen del Rosario.

The geographical situation of the town in the Andarax River Valley, a topography of easily defendable mounds between the river and the Sierra Alhamilla, has favoured settlements of various civilizations since the third millennium BC.

Festivals in Gádor: Cabalgata Reyes Magos, Día de Andalucía, Jueves Lardero, Semana Santa, Fiestas de San Antonio, Festival de Santa Cruz and Festival de la Virgen del Rosario.

Festivals in Benahadux: Cabalgata de Reyes Magos, Carnaval, Día de Andalucía, Jueves Lardero, Semana Santa, Festival de San José, Romería de San Isidro, Fiestas de la Virgen del Carmen, Festival de la Virgen de la Cabeza and more.

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.

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.

Viator is buzzing in October, when the popular Fiesta de la Longaniza is celebrated, coinciding with the pork slaughter season. The town has about 5,980 inhabitants. The name ‘Viator’ indicates a place of transit, road or path, although some believe that the toponym Viator comes from Via Turris, ‘way to the Tower’.

Santa Fe de Mondújar has a wealth of archaeological highlights, including the well-known Los Millares, a site of Copper Age remains. The town has about 460 inhabitants. The area has been home to numerous settlements since prehistoric times due to its location next to fertile valleys and its strategic position.

Rioja is particularly special in October, when the residents flood the streets to celebrate the festival of their patron saint, the Virgen del Rosario. It has about 1,450 inhabitants. The geographical situation of the town in the Andarax River Valley, a topography of easily defendable mounds between the river and the Sierra Alhamilla.