Church of the Incarnation (Maria - Almeria)

What to see in Maria


Church of the Incarnation

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Church of the Incarnation (Maria - Almeria)
The Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation was built in the 16th century, in the same location that had an old mosque of Arab origin, and is declared a Historical and Artistic Heritage of the town.

An earthquake caused one of the towers to be completely destroyed, so the restorations that have been made have slightly changed some of its original elements.

Very prized for tourists, the church is visited for both its architectural and its religious value.
One of the most striking elements is the baptismal font, which was made with a single piece of solid marble, as well as the choir and the main altar.

Virgin of the Head Sanctuary

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Considered one of the most beautiful and must-see sites in the region, the Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Head, known as the Hermitage of the the Virgin of the Head, was built in the 16th century.

It was built next to a fountain, where according to legend, the Virgin appeared to a shepherd.

In Maria there is a great devotion for the Virgin of the Head, to whom the inhabitants take offerings regularly.
The Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Head is usually filled with locals and tourists at the end of April, when celebrations in honor of the Virgin are celebrated.

Town Hall

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Town Hall (Maria - Almeria)
This historic building was built in the 18th century. With the passage of time, the building suffered the ravages of weather over the years. However, it has undergone two major renovations, which have allowed it to recover.

It is worth visiting as a reference of ancient architecture, and to observe the work of remodeling and recovery that has allowed this old building to stand and continue to be operational.

House of Tercia

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House of Tercia (Maria - Almeria)
This is a building considered neoclassical, and was built to be used as a barn in the mid-18th century.

This was also the place where the villagers went to pay tribute to the Marquis.

Today, after experiencing several renovations and recoveries of its areas, the House of Tercia is used as Municipal Library, Historical Archive and Archaeological Museum. It also helps to contain in its spaces the exhibition room baptized Tercia I.
A second wing was installed next to this space, in which the Tercia II exhibition room and a glass room were inaugurated. It contains jars that are exposed and half-buried in the ground, and their spaces can also be used as an exhibition space for local artists.

Umbria de la Virgen Botanical Garden

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The Umbria de la Virgen Botanical Garden is located in the Sierra Maria-Los Velez Natural Park, on the northern slope of Sierra Maria and at the foot of the peak of La Burrica.

This Botanical Garden belongs to the Andalusian Network of Botanical Gardens in Natural Spaces, and has been given an ecological criteria. This is to encourage knowledge of the area and a conservation and exhibition of the plants and fungi that make up the Mediterranean Mountains of Andalusia.
The Umbria de la Virgen Botanical Garden is a space dedicated to the conservation of endangered flora, both rare and endemic.

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