Church of the Rosary (Gador - Almeria)

Gador Travel Guide


Coat of arms of Gador (Almeria)

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Coordinates: 36.953074°, -2.491623°

Distance to Almeria: 15 km

Elevation: 173 m

Population: 3,018 inhabitants (2022)

Demonym: Gadorense

This town is located at the foot of the Sierra de Gador, on the bank of the Andarax river. Its name is derived from the Phoenician-Iberian culture, but the municipality is of Arab origin, since its past was influenced by this civilisation.

Gador is known as the “Villa of the orange", for its extensive seeding of this fruit, which has made it famous inside and outside the province of Almeria. Once a year, in February, the whole town celebrates the day of orange, a traditional party that attracts thousands of visitors.

During the 16th century, a very advanced irrigation system was established at the Villa, which allowed agriculture to quickly develop. Its temples, monuments, ancient constructions and archaeological sites are places of great tourist interest.

Numerous popular festivities are held throughout the year in Gador, as part of its rich historical, cultural and religious tradition. Holy Week in Gador commemorates a great devotion from its inhabitants, who massively participate in the representation of the living Christ, famous throughout the region.

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