Localities in Los Filabres-Tabernas
Benitagla is a small municipality in the Filabres-Tabernas region, with an area of 7 km². It is surrounded by almond and olive groves and borders Alcudia de Monteagud, Benizalon and Cobdar.
This small town in Almeria was founded by the descendants of the Berber tribe of Al Andalus who settled in the Sierra de los Filabres. The rebellion of the Alpujarras, in 1568, which brought about the expulsion of the Moorish, made Benitagla, like the rest of the settlements in the region, practically depopulated, as almost all of its inhabitants were Moorish.
Benitagla is part of the Villages of Interior GR-244 hiking trail. This is a 109-kilometer circular path, capable of being travelled on foot or horseback, but mostly by mountain bike. It crosses 10 of the municipalities of the Sierra de los Filabres.
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.