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10 reasons to visit Laujar de Andarax

08-10-2019    {{catList[29].label}}

Almeria has a lot of to offer and “Laujar de Andarax” is a great example of this. The municipality of Almeria is the result of the union of two nearby towns that grew gradually until they were united: Auxor and Hizam.

This village of “Alpujarra Almeriense” has many activities to enjoy during a weekend.

And if you have more time, you will be able to delight yourself with its wide range of dishes that feature its Arabic influence.
 
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Laujar de Andarax is surrounded by mountains, water and vegetation, so when the Muslims arrived, they were amazed by the location and settled here. This is just one of the 10 delightful reasons to visit Laujar de Andarax that we present below:
 
1. History: Laujar de Andarax, like many towns and municipalities of Almeria, has gone through several historical processes. Laujar de Andarax has mainly five: Prehistory, Roman Epoch, Muslim Epoch, Christian Epoch and Contemporary Epoch. Its tour guides know all the stories of its streets, historic buildings and squares, so tourists are fascinated with the rich history.

2. Gastronomy: In the gastronomy of this municipality, “gachas”, “choto”, “ajillo al cabañil” and “encebollado de matanza” stand out. Their typical desserts also have a clear Arabic influence and you can get “roscón de sartén”, “mantecados”, “soplillos”, “rosquillos de vino”, “borrachillos”, “leche frita”, “pebetes de calabaza”, “merengues” and “buñuelos” ... Too many for a single weekend.

3. Hydroelectric path: This is a perfect place for hiking. If you go by car, you can leave it in the surroundings and enjoy the scenery. As a recommendation, bring water and snacks. The round trip is 4.4 kilometers and on average, it takes about an hour and a half.

4. Visitors Centre: In Laujar de Andarax the visitors centre is located at the very entrance of the city, only 15 minutes from the town hall. There you can get information about the town and places of interest to visit.

5. “Cortijo El Cura Eco-Bodega”: It is almost 1,000 metres above sea level and the view is incredible because it is between the Sierra Nevada and the Sierra de Gádor, within a natural park. Here you will find a unique place steeped in history and nature.
 
6. Monterrey path: This is another ideal place for sports tourists. The path has a distance of 9.5 kilometres, so if you want to go, it would be a good idea to have plenty of hydration and some snacks.

7. Craft “La Plaza”: Another reason why you have to visit Laujar de Andarax is for this small craft centre that has a wide range of the most traditional Almerian fabrics.

8. “Condado de Ojancos”: It is a recently established winery that has preserved the history of Laujar de Andarax. It was founded in 2003 and has guided tours to show visitors its wine production process.
 
Winery

9. The Church of “Encarnación”: This religious monument is also one of the obligatory visits to Laujar de Andarax. Known as the “Alpujarra Cathedral”, it is a baroque building with a particular feature that was previously a mosque built in 1682.

10. “Puente de los moros”: It is located in the zone of “Calache”, close to “La Molineta”. At the moment it is covered by weeds but underneath there is a brick built aqueduct from Muslim times.


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