Localities in the Levante Almeriense
Bedar was founded as a mining settlement in the mid-13th century, when the exploitation of the rich mineral deposits that abounded in the area began. Remains of old buildings related to mining activity are preserved in the place, the most striking being the so-called Loading Station, from where the mining routes started.
Currently, Bedar is a picturesque town that preserves the Muslim influence in its buildings. White houses and narrow and steep streets give it a unique appearance that invites the visitor to explore it on foot to discover its charming corners.
In the second half of the 20th century, mining ceased to be the main economic activity, with the majority of inhabitants dedicating themselves to the cultivation of fruits and vegetables. Tourism has become one of the main industries, and the place is promoted as a destination for many visitors due to its varied natural attractions and monuments of interest.
Because of its location, Bedar offers spectacular views of the valley and the mountains, as well as mountain trails that can be travelled on foot or by bicycle, allowing one to enjoy its pleasant natural surroundings. Just 15 kilometres away is the Mediterranean coast with its beaches, so it can be said that Bedar’s location is truly privileged. It is an ideal place to enjoy a rural, peaceful, and quiet environment. At the same time, it has all the comforts that make the tourist's stay very pleasant and conducive to rest.