The Meson Park (Velez-Rubio)

What to see in Velez-Rubio


Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation

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The Parochial Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation is a living example of the passage of the Spanish ecclesiastical architecture from the Baroque to the Neoclassic.

Its vibrant structure imposes on any other construction of Velez-Rubio, so it is impossible not to be attracted to its interior, dominated by the beauty of its exterior.
Built between 1573 and 1768, the Church has the Marquis of Los Velez’s house shield in its main portico, and two towers over 30 meters high, which give it an imposing and striking air.

Inside the church you can see its distribution of three naves, as well as a beautiful dome of large dimensions, and an organ made by the French artist Guillermo D'Enoyer. This organ is one of the most appreciated pieces of the church, because it was built with red pine wood, untreated, and represents one of the best-preserved religious musical instruments in Almeria.

Those who visit Velez-Rubio cannot leave the area without first enjoying the paintings, the carving, the acoustics, and the details of the Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation.

Incarnation Square

The square is located next to the Church of the Incarnation and frequently visited and always busy, whose elements have been arranged to magnify the image of the church.

Thus, the arrangement of lights, seats, and streets, seem to lay a path for arrival at the main course: the ecclesiastical structure.

The square usually receives many visits during the day and night, but it is advisable to visit it at both times.
During the day you can find activities of cultural interest, and at night you can enjoy the beautiful image of the church’s facade, lit from the square.

Miguel Guirao Museum

This important museum is located in what used to be the old Royal Hospital, a brick and plaster building, built in 1765 and perfectly restored between 1988 and 1991.

In the museum you can see pieces found mainly in the area of Los Velez, as well as other samples from archaeological excavations and donations, which are of ethnological interest.
It tries to tell, in an orderly way, the history of the world and of Spain, including elements such as context, prehistory, colonization, and modernity, but without forgetting a special space for the ethnology of Los Velez.

The Castellon

The castle was part of the defensive system of the border between the Christian kingdom and the Nasrid kingdom.

It used to be the fortress of Velad Al-Ahamar and it was built on the highest point of the hill, to give it a privileged position that allowed defenders to see the approach of any enemy and to make access difficult, since the roads are steep and narrow.
It began to be abandoned at the beginning of the 16th century, precisely for the same reasons that made it so safe: difficulty of access, as well as the entry of food and water.

The Meson Park

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The Meson Park (Velez-Rubio)
The Meson Park is a relatively new urban space in Velez-Rubio, which was built around the Meson reservoir, a site where water was dammed to be used mainly for irrigation.

It is an artificial pond, similar to a pool, in which the waters that were previously unaccounted losses are collected.

Later, around the water dam part of the project the Desert Botanical Garden was built, a beautiful green area to keep the water recovery program company.

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