Alboloduy is located in the heart of the Alpujarra of Almeria
, 34 km from the city of Almeria
. Its municipal term is within the Sierra Nevada Natural Park
Alboloduy has historical traces dating from the Bronze Age and finds from the Phoenician culture, as well as the Roman Empire. The settlement of Alboloduy, as an official town, began in the middle of the 13th century, under Muslim occupation, until the conquest by the Catholic kings.
The inhabitants of Alboloduy, known as “Alboloduyenses”, are very friendly and cordial, with a familiar air in relation to visitors. However, if they are known for anything, it is for their incredible gastronomy.
You will find many interesting places to visit in Alboloduy. This is characterized by its proximity to the Nacimiento river and Almeria
, the capital of the province. The town is full of historical corners, interesting places to visit, and various tourist locations with cultural curiosities, which will quench your thirst for local history.
In Alboloduy, you will see colonial architecture of the typical stately homes of the time. Also, you will find peculiar streets of antiquity that were quite narrow, beautiful landscapes, and various routes through which you can go hiking and enjoy the environment.
What to Visit in Alboloduy
If you love to explore cities on your own and not depend on a guided tour, you will be delighted to learn that Alboloduy is designed for people like you.
This city has a great variety of tiles, indicating where you should go to find the tourist spots of the municipality.
Sierra Nevada Natural Park
The Sierra Nevada Natural Park
is a natural reserve full of massifs with impact relief. This park is characterized by having the highest peak in the Iberian Peninsula (Mulhacen, 3,479 meters).
Church of Saint John Baptist
As in almost all places of Catholic origin, Alboloduy has a beautiful church. The Parish Church of Saint John Baptist is located in the lower section of town and was built between 1796 and 1802 by the architect Domingo Thomas.
The Araucaria de Alboloduy
If you love nature, you cannot miss one of the main wonders of the Alboloduy municipality: an impressive Araucaria (Araucaria excelsa) that was planted at the end of the 19th century. This centenary specimen is the largest in the entire Alpujarra Almeriense
The Peñon del Moro Viewpoint
If you love spectacular views, you must visit El Peñon del Moro at sunset. This particular site of Alboloduy has a viewpoint that presents a beautiful panoramic view where you can absorb all the essence of this beautiful locality.