The municipality of the Almerian town of Benahadux is crossed by the Andarax river and is home to many archaeological remains from the Copper Age. Its primary economic activity is the production and trade of straw, oranges and potatoes.
Many historical remains of objects and weapons can be found in Benahadux at the Archaeological Site of Cerro de El Paredón, which covers many different prehistoric periods including that of early Christianity. The main attraction of the town is the parish church of the Virgen de la Cabeza, built in the 18th Century.
Arts & Crafts
Strictly speaking, there isn´t much arts and crafts production in the town of Benahadux although there is a group of people that dedicate themselves to making archaeological duplicates and reproductions from the remains that have been discovered in their town.
The stand-out dishes in the local gastronomy are the ´migas cortijeras´, pipirrana, choto al ajillo (fried meat with garlic) and rabbit with garlic. For those who have a sweet tooth, this town produces delicious candy and sweet pastries including borrachillos, papaviejos, leche frita (fried milk), soplillos and hornazos.
On 19th March Benahadux celebrates its patron festival in honour of San José, but there are many more organized festivities throughout the year. The Thursday before Ash Wednesday is called ´Jueves Lardero´, translating as Shrove Thursday, and is a day of open-air dancing, live music and cultural activities.
On the 15th May the pilgrimage of San Isidro takes place and on 16th of July the celebrations of the Virgen del Carmen. The festivities end in the month of September with the celebrations of Virgen de la Cabeza, with a wide variety of cultural activities.
How To Get There
Benahadux is situated only 13 kilometres from Almeria city, from where you can take the A-7 motorway towards Granada, continuing via the 448 exit towards Benahadux. One you´re on the A-92, cross over Huércal de Almería and, linking with the A-92A, you will arrive at your destination.