Bayarcal (Almeria)

Bayarcal Travel Guide


Coat of arms of Bayarcal (Almeria)

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Coordinates: 37.030107°, -2.995343°

Distance to Almeria: 76 km

Elevation: 1.258 m

Population: 312 inhabitants (2022)

Demonym: Bayarquero (a)

Bayarcal is located in the impressive ravine of La Ragua, which is a natural boundary between the provinces of Almeria and Granada. It is one of the true natural paradises of the Almerian community, noted for its great natural and scenic wealth. Bayarcal, like all the towns of the Alpujarra, offers an unmistakable views of houses built on terraces that are staggered on the hillside, and where the Mudejar Tower of its Parochial Church stands out.

Bayarcal is part of the Sierra Nevada Natural Park, which offers visitors beautiful landscapes and the enjoyment of its biodiversity. Hiking has become a tourist attraction in this town, where you will find several routes for hikers. In this municipality, there is also the most important autochthonous holm oak grove in Andalusia.

Like many towns in the Alpujarra Almeriense, Bayarcal has several typical dishes within its gastronomy, but this does not differ substantially from those of its neighbours. Popular dishes include the fennel “meneo”, the porridge, the roast frit, the chestnut stew, the pot of turnips, the zamorra, the fried rolls and the fritters.

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