Church of the Incarnation (Laujar de Andarax - Almeria)

What to see in Laujar de Andarax


Church of the Incarnation

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Church of the Incarnation (Laujar de Andarax - Almeria)
This was built in 1672 and because of its size, it is known as the "Cathedral of the Alpujarra".

The tower has a Mudejar style.

On the main altar stands the striking altarpiece that dates from the mid-18th century.

Town Hall

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Town Hall (Laujar de Andarax - Almeria)
This is a magnificent neoclassical building which dominates the Main Square of Las Alpujarras, and which served as a model for the facade of the Town Hall of Berja.

It was built in 1792 under the reign of Carlos IV, by the architect Francisco Quintillan Lois.

The clock is from the year 1902.

Virgin of Health Hermitage

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Virgin of Health Hermitage (Laujar de Andarax - Almeria)
This place was previously the small hermitage of Saint Sebastian and Saint Barbara.

At the end of the 17th century, two hermits constructed a new building to venerate the image of the Virgin of Health, who was believed to defend the inhabitants from periodic plague epidemics.

It was finished in the year 1703.

The Animas Hermitage

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The Animas Hermitage (Laujar de Andarax - Almeria)
This is a construction from the early 18th century.

The building is of small dimensions, with a rectangular floor plan, plastered and whitewashed walls.

Old Convent of Saint Paschal Baylón

This was built by the Franciscans between 1691 and 1708, with the support of the people of Laujar de Andarax and the Marquis of Iniza, who were buried in the main chapel of the convent's church.

The church, which was preserved until only a few decades ago, was covered with a dome over the transept and half-barrel vaults.

The rest of the building provided residential quarters for the friars and is constructed around a square cloister.
The convent was sold in 1822, which at the time was being used as a barracks for the Civil Guard. It is currently in an unfortunate state of abandonment.

The Alpujarra Viewpoint

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The Alpujarra Viewpoint (Laujar de Andarax - Almeria)
From this viewpoint you can enjoy fantastic views of the Vega of Laujar de Andarax, located at the foot of the Sierra de Gador, where olive and almond trees predominate.

You can also see the neighboring towns of Fondon and Fuente Victoria.

The viewpoint is dedicated to Francisco Villaespesa.

House of the Vicar

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House of the Vicar (Laujar de Andarax - Almeria)
This is a magnificent example of a palatial house of the lower ranked rural nobility of the Old Regime.

The heavy layer of whitewash on the facade does not prevent one from seeing the traditional Mudejar style of brick.

In keeping with the design of the time, the interior of the house is constructed around a courtyard with a columned perimeter gallery.

House of the Moya

House of the Moya (Laujar de Andarax - Almeria)
This house which was built in 1732 belonged to a wealthy family of hidalgos, whose coat of arms dominates the facade.

The building conforms to the standard of stately housing for the House of the Vicar, but the most outstanding feature is its magnificent portal.

House of Francisco Villaespesa

Francisco Villaespesa
In Fuente Nueva Square is the house of the modernist poet and dramatist Francisco Villaespesa (1877-1936).

Originally from the neighbouring town of Ohanes, Francisco Villaespesa created a large body of work. In this collection there are more than 50 poetry books and various novels, as well as theatre works.

Visitors Centre

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Visitors Centre (Laujar de Andarax - Almeria)
The large amount of groundwater that emanates from springs in the area has served to supply the traditional needs for irrigation systems, ditches and terraced crops. The importance of water resources in Sierra Nevada is one of the central themes of the current exhibition inside.

In addition, the exhibition shows the importance of the footprint left by other settlers such as Romans and Castilians, and pays special attention to the towns of the area, their history and their natural and cultural heritage.

The footprint of Aromas

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The footprint of Aromas (Laujar de Andarax - Almeria)
This thematic space was created by the Andalusia Council.

In this space you can take a tour through the ethnographic wealth of the entire Alpujarra of Almeria.

Main Square Fountain

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Main Square Fountain (Laujar de Andarax - Almeria)
This fountain built in 1684 bears a stone relief with the oldest representation of the municipal heraldry: a sailing ship with a crow, which is considered an attribute of Saint Vincent, patron saint of Laujar de Andarax.

We can also find the door of a fortress, which is related to the old citadel of the town.

La Cañada Fountain

El Pilar la Cañada
This is a unique baroque fountain dating from the 17th century, which is built with a pillar of black marble and a superb contrasting nobiliary shield of white marble.

It is the coat of arms of one of the most powerful families of the Alpujarra at that time; Rodriguez Chacon y Valdivia, marquises of Iniza.

The Dry Fountain

The Dry Fountain laujar
This fountain was built in 1688.

It is the most monumental fountain in Laujar de Andarax and, despite its name, it has never stopped flowing.

Saint Blaise Fountain

Pilar san blas laujar
Its construction dates from the late 17th century and late 18th century, and is the oldest in the area.

Its design bears some curious mask images and has a pagan appearance.

Saint Anthony Fountain

Pilar san antonio laujar
It is located in Humilladero Square.

It is a curious structure with a cylindrical-octagonal body topped by a hemisphere shape.

It dates from the 18th century, although recently it has undergone extensive restoration.

Barrio Bajo Fountain

Barrio Bajo Fountain (Laujar de Andarax - Almeria)
The Christian repopulation and the population growth of the 18th century led to the expansion of El Hizan, which created the current "Barrio Bajo".

In the upper part of the "Barrio Bajo", there is a fountain that despite its modernisation, retains the defining features of a typical Alpujarra fountain.

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