Church of the Annunciation (Abla - Almeria)

What to see in Abla


Church of the Annunciation

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Church of the Annunciation (Abla - Almeria)
The Parish Church of the Annunciation is one of the most important religious buildings in the Almeria province.

It was declared a Historical Monument and registered in the General Catalogue of Andalusian Historical Heritage.

It is a Mudejar style construction, with details of the Baroque era, and many details that place it within the classification of 16th century Granada churches.
It is estimated that it was built between 1540 and 1550, on what was an old mosque. Despite the simplicity of the materials used in its construction, mainly bricks, the structure is fascinating with its three naves, its side chapels with arches, the choir at the foot of the temple, its Tuscan pilasters, and the frieze decorated with cherubs.

It is not only frequented for religious reasons, but also for being a fundamental pillar of the history and architecture of Abla and Andalusia.

Alba Bastetanorum

It is an archaeological site that is located in the municipality of Abla. Its historical importance is due to the fact that it was one of the seven Roman settlements that existed in Almeria, where historical vestiges of the life in that period have survived.

The Institute of Almerian Studies, the University of Almeria, the local government, and other institutions regularly hold conferences in order to promote the historical heritage it represents, and offer an informative option for locals and tourists.

Roman Mausoleum

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Roman Mausoleum (Abla - Almeria)
This mausoleum, or funerary tower, from the end of the 2nd century, is the most important testimony of the Roman municipality of Alba (the current Abla).

The Roman mausoleum has been included within the framework for protection of the heritage of the Andalusia Council for its archaeological and architectural interest.

Saint Anthony the Great Hermitage

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Saint Anthony the Great Hermitage (Abla - Almeria)
The Hermitage of Saint Anthony the Great has given name to the existing cross next to its facade, to the neighbourhood, and to the square where it is located. It appears documented in the 17th century, although the cross of the same name was already mentioned in the 16th century.

Architecturally, it consists of a rectangular nave and a semi-octagonal main chapel, which rises slightly above the level of the nave and communicates directly with the sacristy. Both parts are separated by an archway.
The Hermitage of Saint Anthony the Great has played an important role in the popular traditions of Abla since time immemorial, with a marked religious character, manifested in the old Monument of the Holy Sepulchre and in the traditional “Lumbres.” Its importance, apart from its architectural design, comes from being the cradle of ancient popular traditions integrated into the folklore of the localitie.

The Holy Martyrs Hermitage

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The Holy Martyrs Hermitage (Abla - Almeria)
There is documentation of the original hermitage dating from 1698. This valuable data points out that in the period 1629-1698 there was already an old hermitage very different from the one we know today, and that, with time in different phases of remodelling and expansion, would end up adopting the current image.

The architectural structure has a Latin cross layout covered with a half-barrel vault. In the head there rises the level of the presbytery, provided with a central access staircase and at the foot of the main nave stands the choir.
The transverse nave houses two chapels, with their respective altars and niches, one dedicated to Saint Secundus and in the other, today unoccupied, Saint Anthony was formerly venerated.

The Wonders Hermitage

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The Wonders Hermitage (Abla - Almeria)
The construction of this hermitage took advantage of the existence of an old cistern.

The festival of the Virgin of the Wonders is celebrated on September 10.

The Animas Hermitage

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The Animas Hermitage (Abla - Almeria)
The old building was originally located on the outskirts of the town, before its current location, in 1963.

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