The Animas Hermitage (Alboloduy - Almeria)

Alboloduy Travel Guide


Coat of arms of Alboloduy (Almeria)

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Coordinates: 37.03346°, -2.62164°

Distance to Almeria: 34 km

Elevation: 377 m

Population: 615 inhabitants (2022)

Demonym: Alboloduyense / Acelguero (a)

The name Alboloduy comes from the Arabic word Baladun, which means country or homeland. Alboloduy has its origins in prehistory during the Neolithic (6th century BC), with settlements in the Peñón de la Reina. When the Kingdom of Granada was formed in the first half of the 13th century, the Taha of Alboloduy was created, which belonged to Boabdil until 1493. With the reconquest by the Catholic Monarchs to Don Sancho de Castilla and Enriquez, it was ceded in the year 1504.

After the Moorish rebellion in the 16th century, Alboloduy was completely depopulated, and Christian repopulation began later. In the 19th century there was already a steady population growth, due to the economic wealth produced by the cultivation of the Ohanes grape. The population reached its maximum level in 1857, with 2,490 inhabitants.

Being within the Sierra Nevada Natural Park, this town offers visitors a great landscape that will invite you to explore its ravines, especially the Los Yesos Ravine, where you will encounter the spectacularity and grandeur of nature.

The main economic activity of the inhabitants of Alboloduy is agriculture, based on the cultivation of oranges, cereals, vine, wheat and esparto. As for its gastronomy, Alboloduy offers some typical dishes such as the slaughter's fries, made with pork; fried cod or tomato; the bull tail; the chicken to the Morauna and the surf spoke, as well as many other homemade culinary delights.

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