Saint Mary Church (Huercal de Almeria)

What to see in Huercal de Almeria


Church of Saint Mary

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Church of Saint Mary (Huercal de Almeria)
This is a church of the Mudejar style from the 16th century.

The Main Chapel is the most important and noble part of the whole construction, not only for the function it performs, but for the coffered ceiling that covers it.

Cardenas Tower

Cardenas Tower (Huercal de Almeria)
This is a military structure located in Huercal de Almeria, bordering the outskirts of the city of Almeria.

It is a kind of coastal tower building that was built by Ivan Cardenas in the 16th century. It is currently in a good state of conservation, after a restoration was made in past years.

This tower is reflected in the coat of arms of of Huercal de Almeria.

Las Mascaranas Farmhouse

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This is one of the main buildings of Huercal de Almeria.

It belonged to Hermann Fischer, son of Hermann Federico Fischer, owner of the Fisher house or “Cortijo del Gobernador” in Almeria city, and since 2010 it is the seat of the City Council of Huercal de Almeria.

The expressive force of the entrance was completed with the use of stonework pieces to highlight various elements.

Villa Maria Farmhouse

Villa Maria Farmhouse (Huercal de Almeria)
This house is one of the best exponents of Almeria's eclecticism.

This construction occupies a high and dominant position on the crops, on the slope that marks the division between the dry and irrigated.

The most important work of the central building is the wide terrace naturally made by earth movements and the construction of retaining walls.
The orientation of the entrance is south and east, since it provides greater insolation in all seasons, and prevents the pernicious effects of the north and west winds. The exterior visual of the mansion is perfectly surrounded by a fence and a cast iron grate.

Boleas Palace Entrance

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Boleas Palace Entrance (Huercal de Almeria)
This is the entrance of the library door, although it belonged to the main entrance of the Boleas Palace in the 18th century. It is located near the river and was demolished in the year 2000. The entrance is of Baroque style and built with quarry stone. The shield is framed by an oval semicircle, and below you will find a royal crown.

In the 19th century it was passed on to the Jover family, formed of influential merchants and politicians from Almeria. It later ended up in the hands of the politician Ramon Ledesma Hernandez.

Ethnographic Interpretation Center

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Ethnographic Interpretation Center (Huercal de Almeria)
It is located on the ground floor of the Moreno Farmhouse and the museography was made by Rodolfo Caparros, focusing on three areas mainly.

The first one analyzes the historical circumstances that produced the birth of an urban bourgeoisie in Almeria, and its connections with the agricultural and export businesses; the second deals with the extension of the irrigation of the 19th century and the third discusses the contemporary process of disembarkation of the capital’s urban strcuture over the territory.

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