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5 reasons to visit Gador

14-05-2024    {{catList[157].label}}

Monument to the Orange Grower (Gador - Almeria)
Gador is located at the foot of the mountains that bear its name, just 15 kilometres from the capital of the province. Of Phoenician-Iberian origin, Gador played a prominent role in the Muslim era, becoming one of the main enclaves of the ancient Kingdom of Almeria.

Here we present our five reasons to visit Gador.

Church of the Rosary

This is the most monumental and impressive church in the entire Bajo Andarax region, mixing baroque and neoclassical styles. It was built between 1768 and 1780.

Its privileged location, rising on the central hill of the town, makes it visible from the entire plain of Bajo Andarax. Without a doubt, it is a must-see if you are in the vicinity of Gador.

Squares and monuments

Walking through Gador and enjoying its squares and monuments is a highly recommended activity.

We can find the monuments to the Orange Grower, to the Gypsy, to Quixote, to the Constitution, to the Virgin of the Rosary, to the Virgin of Remedies, to the Teacher, to Saint Sebastian, to the Orange Blossom ...
Without a doubt, this is the perfect way to visit Gador and get to know it in depth.

Four Towers Farmhouse

This imposing farmhouse, the largest in the region, is dominated by four towers at its corners, presenting an impressive fortress appearance.

If you want to enjoy the historical charm of Gador, this is undoubtedly one of the best places, as this farmhouse dates from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Mining past

At the “Casa Don Mariano” Mining Interpretation Center, located in a beautiful building of approximately 600 square meters, we can learn more about the mining history of the Bajo Andarax region, entering the mines of the Sierra de Gador and Sierra Alhamilla.

It is a “must” if you want to see the region’s rich mining past.

Orange Day

Gador is known for being the “Orange Town”, with large tracts of orange groves that occupy both banks of the Andarax river.

Around 10 million oranges are produced per year in the entire Gador area, with Gador being the main organic orange producer in Spain.
On this day, which is celebrated every year in Gador, a multitude of activities are carried out, focusing on the orange, to the delight of all ages.
Gador Travel Guide
Activities in the province of Almeria

       Almeria city
       Almeria coast
       Cabo de Gata
       Roquetas de Mar
       Tabernas desert

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