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Santa Fe de Mondújar

Santa Fe de Mondújar

A Mudejar-style temple, built in the mid sixteenth century, consisting of three naves with a basilica plan, with a main chapel differentiated from the central nave by an arch and a high choir at its feet. In 1577, carpenter Juan Fernández and mason Juan Alonso Jiménez both worked here.

The Nazarí Tower of Santa Fe de Mondújar dates to somewhere between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries. It is a fortress tower or watchtower built for surveillance of the territory and defense from enemy attacks.

Puente de Hierro de Eiffel

The bridge was built in 1893 as part of the Linares-Baeza-Almería Line, and next to the station to connect Almería with the rest of Spain. It was designed in the studios of the engineer Eiffel, although some sources cite that it was the direct work of Eiffel rather than his pupils. The latest advances in wrought iron were used in its production, together with classic constructions such as quarry stone, reflected in its ten pilasters.

In 1973, a new bridge was built, given the insecurity offered by the previous Puente de Hierro de Eiffel, due to the excessive weight of the trains loaded with ore. It was built according to more modern construction techniques, based on reinforced concrete.

The chronology of this chapel is difficult to pin down, but it resembles the qubbas or Muslim marabouts in its structure. They are buildings with a square plan, open on one side and crowned by a dome. Taking advantage of these ruins, in the middle of the nineteenth century.

Erected at the beginning of the sixteenth century, the Mudejar-style chapel dedicated to San Antonio was most likely built on the remains of an old Muslim mosque, and of which only the masonry walls are preserved today along with the arch of the entrance door surmounted by a cornice.

The chapel has an open square plan with arches on its four sides, which supported the dome, today transformed into a hipped roof, and crowned with a cross. From it, you can enjoy excellent views over the orange groves and the Andarax River.

The archaeological site of Los Millares is a prehistoric settlement from the Copper Age (3200-2200 BC), comprising the ancient town and its necropolis with areas of 6 and 13 hectares respectively. Researchers and scientists demonstrated in 2020 that Los Millares was the first city established in the entire Iberian Peninsula more than 5,000 years ago.

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.

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.