Almanzora area is in Almeria province and is made up of 27 municipalities. It is located in the northeast of the province between the areas of Los Vélez and the Sierra de los Fibrales. One of its most well-known towns is Macael, where the marble quarries are located, the material with which important monuments were built, such as the Alhambra in Granada, the Mosque in Cordoba and the Monastery of El Escorial.

Destinations in Almanzora

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… More →

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… More →

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,… More →

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… More →

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… More →

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… More →

Tíjola is also known as the Perla de Almanzora (Pearl of the Almanzora) and offers visitors both a beautiful village centre and an amazing mountain landscape of ravines and pine forests. One of… More →

Taberno is situated at the foot of the El Madroño mountain range, in the north east of the Almeria province. It has around 1,000 inhabitants, of whom three quarters live in the village itself; the… More →

Suflí is famous for its fritá, made using tomatoes and peppers which are roasted in the traditional way before being bottled in a local factory and sold. This products is the basis of the Suflí… More →

Somontín forms a natural balcony, known as the Balcón del Almanzora (Balcony of the Almanzora), overlooking the whole Almanzora Valley, a corner of Almería from which visitors can enjoy the beauty… More →

Sierro sits in a small corner of the Almerian mountain range. The traces of previous ages are captured in its well-preserved streets, which are so narrow that cars cannot pass. This means that the… More →

Serón is situated on the northern slopes of the Sierra de los Filabres. At an altitude of just over 800m, it is one of the few Almerian towns that provide a perfect balance of rural tourism and… More →

Purchena is known by many as the “Pearl of the Almanzora” for its fascinating cultural tourism. It has around 1,600 inhabitants. Copper Age settlements known as Churuletes and various Roman villas… More →

Partaloa stands out due to its surroundings; the abrupt, mountainous and rocky landscape of the Almanzora Valley give way to this town where the tranquility, whitewashed houses and fruitful… More →

Oria is home to numerous archaeological remains, the vestiges of its turbulent past, which accompany a varied landscape of green areas and rock forms at the edge of the Sierra de las Estancias.… More →

Olula del Río is the only town in the world where the pavements and street signs are all made from marble. This characteristic element of the town represents the role of Olula del Río as a major… More →

One of Lúcar’s most interesting features is the Balsa de Cela, a natural pool used by the Romans, with waters that stay at around 23 degrees Celsius all year round. The village has around 760… More →

Líjar is stepped in history, from its old town, which is completely untouched by modern architecture, to the ancient petroglyphs that have been discovered in the area, including the Stone of… More →

Laroya is filled with beautiful, traditional architecture that has remained unaffected by modern construction over the years. It has around 170 inhabitants. It is thought that the name of Laroya… More →

The economic activity of Fines is based on the harvesting of wheat, grain and vegetables, as well as marble work. It has around 1,900 inhabitants. Many archaeological remains have been found in… More →

Cóbdar is situated within the Filabres mountain range, where many cave engravings and paintings have been discovered, similar to those in Chercos. It has around 140 inhabitants. The town’s name… More →

Human presence in Chercos can be traced back to prehistoric times, with evidence like cave drawings dating back to two millennia before Christ. The village now has around 280 inhabitants.… More →

Cantoria is the town where Don Juan de Austria established his main encampment and where his troops actively participated in the expulsion of the Moors during the sixteenth century. It has around… More →

Bayarque is an ideal destination for nature lovers or those seeking peace and quiet. The countryside surrounding this Almerian town is especially beautiful and features large vegetable gardens in… More →

Bacares has a strong mining history, and is one of the most rustic towns in the whole of the Almeria province. For keen horse riders, Bacares and its surrounding areas have some wonderful routes… More →

Armuña del Almanzora once had an impressive castle, however, nowadays only the ruins remain on the edge of the village centre. The town is well known for its delicious peaches and apricots. It has… More →

Alcóntar is the source of the Almanzora River and its surrounding geographical features make for one of the most naturally beautiful landscapes in the area. The main economic activities of the… More →

Travel to 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… More →