The Big Era (Alcudia de Monteagud - Almeria)

What to see in Alcudia de Monteagud


Church of the Rosary

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Church of the Rosary (Alcudia de Monteagud - Almeria)
It is the only church in the municipality of Alcudia de Monteagud, a structure that dates back to the 17th century and is called the Parochial Church of Our Lady of the Rosary.

It was built around the year 1646 at the entrance of the town, where the white tower attached to the church welcomes visitors. The church evokes the traditional mixture of white and red that characterizes Alcudia de Monteagud: the red of the tiles that adorn the roofs and the white of the lime which covers the walls of almost all the old buildings in the area.
The church, which is still preserved in addition to the tower, the original baptismal font and the relief of the roof, was built in the typical Mudejar style, in honor of the patron saint of the town: Saint Roch.

During the Spanish Civil War, part of the assets of the church were burned, destroying all the historical archives that were sheltered there and the images and paintings that adorned it. After the fire, the structure of the church was partially rebuilt in the year 1950, at which time the Mudejar style roof, full of termites, was replaced by the roof that now shines.

The church is part of the tourist attraction of Alcudia de Monteagud, and is one of the first places to be visited, given its privileged location at the entrance of the municipality.

The Big “Era”

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The Big “Era” (Alcudia de Monteagud - Almeria)
The “eras” are uncovered flatlands where cereals are usually threshed.

In Alcudia de Monteagud was the second-largest threshing track in all of Spain, known as the “Big Era” since its diameter exceeds 40 meters.

It is a site that represents all the rural culture that characterized the region of Los Filabres-Tabernas in its most flourishing period.
For many years it was in disuse, however, its spaces have been recovered as part of the project that seeks to boost tourism in the area, and is currently a site visited by tourists and locals.

It has been possible for the spaces to feel the grain of the cereal again during the summer, resulting in a spectacle that attracts tourists, but which has also enchanted the younger locals who had not seen the process as it was. This was largely possible due to the interest aroused, and was done when it was built, in the year 1894.

Tower of Alhabia

Tower of Alhabia (Alcudia de Monteagud - Almeria)
This is how the Tower of the old town of Alhabia is known. It is a monument that is part of the Historical Heritage of the Province and it is estimated that it was built between the 13th and 14th centuries.

The tower is considered one of the few vestiges of the settlement of the area, which disappeared around 1571 after the Rebellion of the Moorish and later the expulsion of its inhabitants, made by King Philip III.
In the Tower of Alhabia, finds of archaeological importance have been found, dating from their supposed construction in the 13th century, and which has given vestiges on the way of life of those who inhabited it.

In 2018, the Deputation of Almeria participated in a project to recover the Historical and Cultural Heritage of the province, which included the Tower of Alhabia to be part of a conservation and recovery project, with the minimum invasion of its structure, materials, and original layout.

The Atalayon

The Atalayon (Alcudia de Monteagud - Almeria)
In the hill known as "that face", also called "Atalayon", there are remains of a space in where there was a watchtower that served as a surveillance point between the end of Alcudia de Monteagud and the towns that are on the northern slope.

This space is privileged to offer a wide view of the valley and the mountain thanks to the altitude of the town, about 1,000 meters above sea level.
At present, it is a place visited by those who make historical or archaeological tourism, because at its highest point are carved stones without specified antiquity, but presumably were made by shepherds who frequented the area.

However, the hill is also very visited by hiking enthusiasts, who select this area for its roads and its fantastic view.

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