Localities in the Poniente Almeriense
The municipality of Enix is located in the foothills of the Sierra de Gador. The territory has a fairly rugged nature, practically up to sea level. Its highest altitude is 1,499 meters at Molinero Peak.
It is known as one of the white villages of Almeria and is characterized by its abundance of water, which has allowed an important development, as well as the beautiful views it offers from the surrounding landscapes. It is believed that it had a Muslim origin, as is demonstrated by the features of architecture that are still preserved in its streets. In the Middle Ages, Enix was owned by the Taha de Almexixar. After the War of Granada, the territories of Enix, Vicar and Felix were granted to the instance of the city of Almeria.
During the 19th century, the main source of income in the municipality came from agriculture and livestock. It also had a brandy factory, which in turn exported wheat and wine to the towns of Almeria and Roquetas de Mar. During the 19th and 20th centuries, lead mining operations were located in the surroundings of El Marchal de Antón López. Although this source of income contributed greatly to the increase in the population, in 1936 the end of these farms came about due to the crisis and the lack of qualified labour.
At present, the rural tourism of Enix has been developed thanks to the surrounding landscapes and some heritage monuments, so this town has everything necessary to make its visitors fall in love. Since 1997, the municipality has had the Enix Wind Farm as an energy producer. In the food sector, it has restaurants with traditional gastronomy.