Serón

SERÓN

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 the chance to be immersed in local culture. The town has around 2,000 inhabitants.

HISTORY

Since prehistory, Serón has been settled by numerous cultures. Among the most interesting local archaeological findings is the presence of the wine glass formation, which occurs along the Almanzora River and spreads throughout Europe; the Argaric Culture is represented by its cup, which arises in the Lower Almanzora and extends over a wide territory of Southeast Spain. More>

THINGS TO SEE

Castillo
The Castle dates to the thirteenth century Nasrid period, and from it, visitors can see the entire Almanzora Valley, the Sierra de las Estancias and part of the province of Granada. It played an important role in the Muslim era due to his defensive nature and served as a refuge during the Moorish uprising. Of the original fortress, only one wall and some wall canvases remain. The floor of the Castle is rectangular, formed by trapezoidal cubes with large bases for its former towers. In the upper part, there is a small esplanade where the clock tower was built in a Neomudéjar style. Located on Calle del Castillo.

Iglesia Nuestra Señora de la Anunciación
The construction of the church dates from the seventeenth century, and like almost all of the churches built in this area after the Re-conquest, is Mudejar. It was declared a National Historic-Artistic Monument in 1983. The rectangular interior has three naves separated by slender pillars that give the building noble proportions. Its main chapel is covered by a vault decorated with the images of the tetramorphs. On its left side is the square tower, crowned by the bell tower, to which an icon was added after the Civil War. During the Civil War, the building did not suffer irreparable damage, except the tower, but it was subject to plundering, during which ornaments and altarpieces were destroyed and the organ damaged. In 1952, some restoration arrangements were made. Located on Calle Juan de Austria.

Centro de Interpretación Valle de Almanzora Aire
The Interpretation Centre Valle de Almanzora Aire¸as its names indicates, centres around the local applications of air for both mindfulness and renewable energy. It also provides tourists with information about the local area. Located on Avenida de Lepanto.

La Estación de los Cuentos
The “Station of Stories” is a permanent exhibition, open all year. It is a small museum dedicated to books, stories and the written and spoken word. It features tributes to writers from Cervantes to Roald Dahl, the classics and especially Andersen, as well as great books and rare and curious tales of the world, gadgets and poetic creations. Located in Barriada La Estación.

Opening Times:
Winter, Weekends and Holidays, 10:00-14:00hrs and 16:00-19:00hrs
Summer, Weekends and Holidays, 10:00-14:00hrs and 17:30-21:00hrs
Tel: 608 26 94 14
Price: Free Entry

Casa de la Cultura
This building was built in the 1970s to house a wide variety of dependencies, including a projection room, the Municipal Public Library, a Guadalinfo Center, the Youth Information Office, the Pensioners Bar and a Day Centre, among others. On its ground floor a viewpoint has been built from which you can see the Almanzora Valley and the Sierra de las Estancias. Located in Plaza Nueva.

Ermita de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios
This nineteenth-century Neoclassical chapel falls under the Bishopric of José María Orberá y Carrión, who also built the Iglesia de la Loma de Serón in his eagerness to provide the province with temples worthy of worship. The chapel has a very austere exterior, whilst its interior is notable for its simplicity and beauty. Its ornamentation consists of Ionic pilasters. Located in Plaza de los Remedios.

THINGS TO SEE OUTSIDE THE VILLAGE

Las Menas Poblado Minero
Las Menas is a mining town nestled in the Sierra de los Filabres where iron was extracted from the end of the eighteenth century until 1968. Mining and related activities employed up to 2,900 people; many of them did not live in Las Menas and had to travel every day on foot over the mountain from towns such as Serón, Alcóntar, and Bacares, among others. Within Las Menas you can see multiple important buildings from that period. Some are completely restored, but these have mostly been repurposed as hotels. Located on AL-5406.

Chopo del El Marchal del Abogado
The poplar tree of El Marchal del Abogado looks as if it were plucked from a fairytale. It has survived thousands of years, witnessing the passage of time and the radical transformations of the environment around it. More than 25m high, the tree is extremely rare and, together with the oak of El Marchal del Abogado, symbolizes versatility of the arboreal world. Located south of Serón, off the A-1178.

Cargadero de los Canos
The ore from Cable de Cabarga San Miguel was stored in the Cargadero de los Canos before being shipped. The loader is an excellent sample of functionality; its large upper tank has a capacity of 40,000 tons. It is currently in excellent condition. Located west of Serón, off the A-334.

Mirador Virgen de la Cabeza
The viewpoint offers wonderful views of the Almanzora Valley. Located west of Serón, off the A-1178.

Ermita de la Virgen de la Cabeza
This small and simple chapel houses the image of the Virgin of this invocation. The situation of the chapel also offers splendid views of the Almanzora Valley and the Sierra de las Estancias. Located south east of Serón, off the A-1178.

Ermita de Fuencaliente
This eighteenth-century chapel is where the Holy Cross is venerated. Inside, there are traces of its past, such as the baptismal font from 1866. The arrival of the railway to Serón in 1894, along with the mining development in Las Menas, increased the population of its neighborhoods to the point that, in 1900, the diocese of Almeria declared two new parishes of Serón; Fuencaliente and La Loma. Located north west of Serón.

COUNTRYSIDE WALKS

Visitors seeking undisturbed, beautiful natural spots should try the Las Menas-Pozo de las Nieves and Los Angostos-Jordana walking routes.

HOTELS

Located in Serón in the Andalucía region, Casa de La Luna has a balcony. The property features mountain views and is 30 km from Baza.

The country house comes with a flat-screen TV.

Hiking and cycling can be enjoyed nearby.

The nearest airport is Almeria Airport, 82 km from the country house.

Located in Serón in the Andalucía region, La casa de la acequia has a balcony and city views. The country house features river views and is 31 km from Baza.

This country house includes 3 bedrooms, a living room and a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dining area, and 1 bathroom with a shower and a washing machine.

APARTMENTS

GASTRONOMY

For those who want to taste the typical delicacies of the local gastronomy, there is a lot to try. From traditional cured hams and meats, to more local dishes such as migas (fried bread with pork), gurullos con liebre (rabbit pasta), hormigos (potato and pork stew) and andrajos (a traditional Andalusian stew with vegetables and rabbit, hare or cod). Visitors can also satisfy their sweet tooth with hornazos (sweet pastries), mantecados carrasqueños (Christmas pastries) and leche frita (fried custard dumplings).

FESTIVALS

Popular festivals in Serón are Semana Santa, Fiesta de Jamón, Santa Lucia and Virgen de los Remedios. More>

NEARBY PLACES

The neighbouring villages to Serón are Tíjola, Alcóntar and Bacares.

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