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The “Comarca de Los Vélez”

07-07-2018    {{catList[24].label}}

Framed in the northernmost point of the province of Almeria, the region of "Los Vélez" is a tourist gem preserved by an ancient tradition that holds a deep respect for nature and the many treasures scattered throughout the region.
 
It contrasts with the rest of Almeria with its landscapes of mountain ranges and leafy forests, that offer a cool and temperate climate.

It is divided into four municipalities: Vélez-Blanco, Vélez-Rubio, Maria and Chirivel.

It prides itself on its quiet villages, full of rural houses where time seems to stop, with snowy summits in winter that contrast with the more arid locations within the same province.
 
Comarca de Los Vélez

"Sierra de María-Los Vélez" Natural Park

Of the most important legacies of "Los Vélez" is the cave art preserved in its caves. It was declared a World Heritage of Humanity Site by Unesco in 1998, giving rise to numerous protected zones within the region of the "Sierra de María-Los Vélez" Natural Park.
 
This representation can be found in logos of companies and local businesses, besides being part of the crafts and souvenirs of Almeria; an Indalo is going to be a precious jewel from this corner of the world.

"Castillo de los Fajardo"
 
Castillo de Vélez-Blanco

Vélez-Rubio
 
The large plateau where “La Encarnación” Square stands in the town of Vélez-Rubio is one of the most visited attractions. Exploring in detail the “Iglesia Parroquial de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación”, which presides over this town, will be a relaxing and unforgettable walk. This building is an imposing example of the late Baroque period, and the temple is also of cultural interest.

Chirivel

In this charming little village that retains its rural structure, there are rivers and streams that water its fertile lands (a characteristic shared with the town of Maria), besides offering extensive plains and canyons.

The first thing to notice is that its inhabitants safeguard with the highest standards the traditions and customs they have inherited; both artisan and culinary. Its Muslim roots and those inherited in later stages coexist and complement each other day by day, in particular, the artisanal production of honey.

Los Vélez” also offers a growing range of outdoor sports, such as excursions, as within its quiet towns there are also many young people willing to share with tourists the sense of adventure and harmony with nature that permeates the whole region. With this and many other activities on offer, the “Comarca de Los Vélez” will provide unforgettable memories for visitors of all ages.


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