The Sierra Alhamilla
Spring is more than a simple tourist visit; it is a jewel for the senses and an excellent pilgrimage to make for good health and physical and mental well-being.
This wonderful spring has become a must see in Almeria and is one of the favourite places for locals, who never tire of the benefits of this spring.
What is the Spring?
The Sierra Alhamilla
Spring is a source of natural thermal water, which originates from the inside of the Sierra Alhamilla
hillside at a temperature of 58 degrees Celsius.
The waters are considered medicinal. After analysing their content, it was determined that they contain sulphates, bicarbonate, chlorine and also sodium-magnesium, so they are used as hydrothermal therapy and in the preparation of cures and treatments for different conditions.
This magnificent spring is more than 450 metres above sea level, in the centre of the confluence of two important natural parks: the Sierra Nevada
and the Cabo de Gata-Nijar
. In addition, it is very close to the Tabernas Desert
and due to its height, it offers an exceptional full view of the Bay of Almeria.
The story tells that the Phoenicians discovered this spring, but it was also used by the cultures of the Argares, Romans and Arabs, who took advantage of the therapeutic benefits of the waters that flow from the Sierra Alhamilla
with the highest temperature in all of Andalusia.
In fact, the current spring is on the ruins of an ancient Roman spa.
Medicinal and magical waters
The medicinal effects of hot springs have often been linked to superstitions. However, medical studies have assessed the effects of the water and determined that it has positive effects for respiratory, hydrothermal and indigestion cures.
Some of the conditions that are treated with the hot springs of Sierra Alhamilla
are rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia, asthma, stomach discomfort, rhinitis and pharyngitis.
However, the effects are highly appreciated by patients with rheumatic conditions, who find significant relief in these mineral-medicinal waters for the symptoms associated with pain and inflammation.
The interesting thing about the Sierra Alhamilla
Spring is that it is not just a tourist and medicinal attraction, but the Sierra Alhamilla
is also a fantastic and perfect place to meet nature, where tourists and locals can enjoy a unique walk and an idyllic day in the fresh air.