Discover here all the localities of the Los Filabres-Tabernas region and know in depth all the towns of this area of Almeria.
Throughout its history, the population has had increases and decreases depending on the events that occur. It is characterized the way it is because traditional houses and remains of prehistoric civilizations are still preserved.
Its inhabitants were dedicated to small-scale livestock for field work and food, because it did not have enough land. They also dedicated themselves to the production of silk fabrics, but nowadays none of that is still practiced, but is sustained thanks to agriculture concentrated in some crops.
The main economic activity is concentrated on the sowing of almond, vine and olive trees, as well as domestic gardens. They also raise goats for the production of milk and meat, make honey, and practice ceramics and cabinetmaking.
Two Fiñanas can be distinguished: the Christian and the Arab, as a result of the milestones that existed.
It was in 1976 when the current composition was constituted in order to improve various aspects of the people.
The inhabitants of this area are basically engaged in agricultural production, where they concentrate on the fields of grape, cereals and some fruit species. At present, the packaging and marketing of olive oil is distinguished.
After the conflicts, the area during the 18th and 19th centuries served as a place for settlement. The inhabitants currently are dedicated to the cultivation of cereals and olive trees. They celebrate the festival of Saint Sebastian, the festival of the Virgin of Montesion and the Pilgrimage of Santiago and the Virgin of Montesion.
It has been a victim of the emigration of the younger inhabitants who have had to go to the capital in search of greater opportunities. Those who remain in the village are engaged in small-scale agriculture and livestock.
The inhabitants dedicate a great space for the cultivation of almond trees, while also appreciating other species such as holm oak, thyme and rosemary; along with small forests of pines.
During the Muslim era it played a key role; thanks to the strategic location it represented. The progress of this area is mostly due to the influence that the Tabernas Desert
has had on world cinema.
It belonged to different manors and throughout history it witnessed several repopulating processes that sought to keep the people from moving.
At the moment, a mixture of tradition with traits of modernity are observed in the municipality.
Its population remained low until an epoch of mining relevance entered into the 20th century. The iron deposits attracted many new inhabitants; however, the First World War caused havoc to the mining activity of the municipality, and it was impossible to recover.
The lands began to be divided, and after the expulsion of the Moorish, an agricultural revolution began. It was based on the cultivation of fruit trees (almonds and olives) and the production of silk, as well as sowing cereals and raising livestock.
After the Moorish rebellion, there was a certain movement in search of repopulating the locality, which was maintained; thanks to the sustenance of agriculture and the production of silk looms.
At present, its inhabitants use the beauty of the town to enhance natural tourism.