The Holy Cross Hermitage (Gador - Almeria)

What to see in Gador


Church of the Rosary

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Church of the Rosary – Saint Mary (Gador - Almeria)
This is the most monumental church in the region, with only one tower and several burials.

The Church was first built with a Baroque style and finished its construction with a Neoclassical style.

The temple is shaped like an exempt building with four enrances, of which the main one stands out. It is composed of a tower and a doorway, with access to the central nave of the temple, along with an elevation of two bodies.
The tower is located on the left side of the entrance. It has a quadrangular plan with a three-sided elevation and an upper top with a small dome.

The Holy Cross Hermitage

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The Holy Cross Hermitage (Gador - Almeria)
This is a monument of religious interest built on the hill of "Cerro de la Cruz".

It is square with four columns in the corners that support the roof topped with a dome.

In May the day of the Cross is celebrated, and it is then that the monument is adorned, with people covering the cross of flowers. On the occasion of this festival, a party is held in the town square and sandwiches and punch are distributed.

Four Towers Farmhouse

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Four Towers Farmhouse (Gador - Almeria)
It has the appearance of fortress and is the largest farmhouse in the region. As well as being used as a feed factory made for fish, as a result of the Spanish Civil War it was temporarily used as a hospital.

It is a square construction with two heights, central patio, flat roofs and whitewashed walls, and has an orderly amount of large openings (doors, windows and balconies).

It is marked by four towers, a feature from which its name derives.
Given the remarkable size of the building, in addition to being a house of residential size for the owners, it was used as housing for the service workers, and contained chambers and warehouses.

It dates back the late 19th and early 20th century. To the south of the enclosure there are several buildings of modern construction.

The Castillejo

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It contains the remains of an Arab fortress.

Pieces of the walled perimeter remain, standing out as part of the walls of one of its towers and built with mortar walls.

In its origins the construction presented 4 towers. Its frame was rectangular and regular at 32 x 52 meters, encompassing about 1000 m². It is an important archaeological site in which you can see remains with different phases of occupation.
There is evidence, although scarce, of a later occupation in Late Antiquity, and it was again occupied and fortified during the Middle Ages, with part of its defenses still visible. In the 13th century a wall was added to its southern side with projecting towers.

Town Hall

Town Hall (Gador - Almeria)
From the 16th century until 1926 it was the Positos house, an institution that depended on the Ministry of Agriculture.

It highlighted the figure of the councilor, who was the person in charge of distributing sedes instead of money to the farmers. The farmers in return had to give 5% of the crop produced.

In 1926 the councilor Don Juan Sorbas asked for a loan of 30,000 pesetas to build on the Positos house. It would from that point on be known as Town Hall and the Market.
It is also worth noting the particularity of the furniture and three paintings of the mayor’s office, as it has both age and value. The building consists of three floors, crowned in its central part by a clock.

It has an entrance of Cantabrian style. Each floor exhibits four arches in each of its balconies. It has wooden railings, recently renovated and returning to their original style, as they had been replaced previously by iron railings.

Casa Don Mariano Interpretation Center


This Interpretation Center allows visitors to know the historical and cultural heritage of the entire Bajo Andarax region.

It is located in a unique building of almost 600 square meters. In the different rooms, which can be accessed through the central patio, are discussed topics of great historical importance, both for the town and for the entire Bajo Andarax region. We will be able to learn more about the ethnographic heritage, mining and the culture of water in the Bajo Andarax region.
In one of the rooms is reproduced the studio of the painter Jose Francisco Diaz Molina (Gador 1860 - Madrid 1932).

Monument to Quixote

Monument to Quixote (Gador - Almeria)
This is an equestrian sculpture that represents the character of Don Quixote of La Mancha, with a spear in his hand. It is made of iron and placed on a granite base.

This sculpture has an approximate height of 3 meters and has been made by the House of Trades of Gador.

The celebration of the 400th anniversary of the publication of the first part of The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha, was used to inaugurate this sculpture.
It is located on the Deputation Avenue and it has been given the name of the Quixote roundabout.

Monument to the orange grower

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Monument to the orange grower (Gador - Almeria)
This is a sculpture that represents a man standing by and picking oranges, dressed in typical work clothes, accompanied by a carrycot full of oranges.

This monument was inaugurated on February 28, 2004 and is located in Constitution Square.

It aims to be a tribute to all the workers in the field, and especially to those who have picked up the magnificent oranges from Gador.

Monument to the Gypsy

Monument to the Gypsy (Gador - Almeria)
This is a bronze sculpture of a man of gypsy race who is performing the task of tinsmith and lighter.

This statue represents Gador's recognition of the integration of the gypsy people and shows respect for their cultural particularities.

It will be located in the Eucaliptus Square.
The sculpture is made by the Factories of Fademesa (San Fernando de Henares) and is a work of the sculptor Gonzalo de la Cera, which has been based on a historical photo.

Monument to the Constitution

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Monument to the Constitution (Gador - Almeria)
This monument is erected in commemoration of the Spanish Constitution of 1978.

It is a work by Javier Galan and consists of three pieces: a lady, a child and a book in which you can read articles 2 and 14 of the spanish constitution.

The Spanish flag also rises there.

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