Laroya (Almanzora Valley)

Localities in the Almanzora Valley

Discover here all the localities in the Almanzora Valley region and know in depth all the towns of this area of Almeria.


Albanchez (Almeria)
Traditionally, its inhabitants have dedicated themselves to agriculture, as well as to industrial activities related to marble.
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Albox (Almeria)
It has an economy based on the creation of looms, as well as in the artisanal pottery industry and in the livestock activity.
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Alcontar (Almeria)
The first settlers came to the town in the 16th century and since then it has been characterized by an economy focused on forestry and livestock farming, favored by the aquifer wealth that gives it its location near the source of the Almanzora river.

The town is characterized by the tranquility that comes from the the mountain, as well as the streets and the rich gastronomy of great tourist attraction. Not to mention the sources and springs perfect for mountain tourism.
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Arboleas (Almeria)
The battle of “Corral de Arboleas” between Christians and Moors took place here. With regard to economic activities, they concentrate on the production of almonds, citrus fruits and oil mills, as well as the construction industry. There is also an industrial estate that is growing and playing an important role.
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Armuña de Almanzora

Armuña de Almanzora (Almeria)
From the Muslim era there are castles, walls and towers, while in the Modern Age it was the victim of the revolts that took place in the region.

The inhabitants have traditionally devoted themselves to the planting of vegetables, cereals, grapes and olive trees. Currently, its peach and apricot crops stand out.
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Bacares (Almeria)
This town has a Phoenician and Tartessian origin; The Arab occupation lasted 7 centuries and then came the Christian era, so great changes were experienced.

It has an arid Mediterranean climate and at present its inhabitants are involved with areas such construction, industry and agriculture.
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Bayarque (Almeria)
During the last century it suffered from strong emigration, a reason why its population was diminishing. Bayarque enjoys a cold and dry climate typical of the interior, as well as a natural wealth that is ideal for relaxing. It is one of the reasons why it attracts hundreds of tourists every year.
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Cantoria (Almeria)
Its current structure was configured in the Modern Era, with all its urban elements. The economic activity of Cantoria is based on agriculture, together with one of the most important marble companies in Almeria.
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Chercos (Almeria)
Chercos was part of the State of Tahal during the time of Al-Andalus, and lived through wild events during the Christian conquest and the rebellion of the Moorish.

This town keeps alive its patrimonial traditions, seen with the celebration of Saint Lorenzo and bowling games that take place in Holy Week. The economy is based on the extraction of marble, along with agriculture.
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Cobdar (Almeria)
The “Castillico” cave is interesting, where various articles made of marble, stone and ceramics were found, all dating from the Neolithic period.

Visitors are attracted to the breathtaking landscapes, the human quality of its inhabitants, the gastronomy, and the traditions that are maintained over time.
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Fines (Almeria)
It also has a Museum of Outdoor Sculptures where you can see numerous works of art that have been made with marble throughout history.

There are several routes so you can appreciate the remains of the Roman era, all still preserved in this territory favored by nature.
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Laroya (Almeria)
Signs of its historical progress can be seen in the stone buildings that were erected by ancient civilizations.

Its current economy is still linked to the exploitation of marble deposits, in addition to the tourist activities it offers.
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Lijar (Almeria)
It has witnessed various civilizations, such as Carthaginians, Punics, Romans, Muslims and Christians, who took advantage of the riches in the metals that were found.

At present, its inhabitants are known for cordiality and good treatment of others, depending economically on activities related to the marble industry.
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Lucar (Almeria)
Throughout the year there are several traditional and picturesque festivals of great tourist interest.
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Macael (Almeria)
The data indicates that the development of the region began strongly during the Muslim occupation. Since then there has been an extraction of marble to build important monuments in various regions.

The town has achieved wealth and prosperity due to the industrialization of marble, which has put the province of Almeria in a place of honor.
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Olula del Rio

Olula del Rio (Almeria)
Besides the marble, its inhabitants in the past were dedicated to the agriculture of seeding cereals and fruit trees, as well as the breeding of the silkworm.

The industrial revolution of marble in Olula del Rio attracted hundreds of migrants, who still remain today. They also practice some agricultural and livestock activities.
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Oria (Almeria)
Oria has now gained interest with tourists because the town preserves its ancient features, with outstanding monuments, and several archaeological sites featuring the remains of forts and castles.
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Partaloa (Almeria)
In its streets there are festivals that remain in force and their inhabitants are supported by agriculture. It has several interesting heritage sites and nature trails that help you to experience the landscape.
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Purchena (Almeria)
It has important archaeological remains, such as the “Llano de los Churuletes”, which show the different cultures that have lived on the land, mainly Iberian, Arab, and Christian.

At present it offers some traditional monuments to visit that showcase the cultural tradition of the town.
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Seron (Almeria)
The rebellion of the Moorish had a violent impact in this town. The urban nucleus of Seron is distinguished by the houses of white façade, which represent the area’s Arab origin, and it is a town recognized by its routes and paths.
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Sierro (Almeria)
The economy of the town depends mainly on marble, thanks to its proximity to Macael and Olula del Rio, as well as tourism, with various paths allowing you to get in touch with nature.
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Somontin (Almeria)
It had great importance for its mining activities during a large part of its history. At present, its inhabitants are engaged in agricultural activity and tourism. In addition to its exquisite gastronomy, and its exclusive natural panoramas, it has several sites of interest.
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Sufli (Almeria)
However, it has become complicated due to the fact that its topographic characteristics hinder the development of agriculture, which is why inhabitants must move to other locations in search of work opportunities.

The current economy depends on small agri-food industries that have transcended the region.
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Taberno (Almeria)
This municipality is characterized by hospitality, generosity, and the hubbub of the inhabitants, which is why some important festivals stand out, such as the August festival, the Candelaria festival, and the meeting of “cuadrillas” of Taberno with the dance of the Animas.
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Tijola (Almeria)
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Urracal (Almeria)
Its inhabitants are currently engaged in agriculture focused on rain-fed farming. The cattle ranch and rural tourism also play an important role in economic life.
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Zurgena (Almeria)
At the end of the 19th century it had a period of splendour with the arrival of a railway, as its train station was the most important in the region. Currently, agriculture holds a great weight in the economic life of the municipality, due to its fertile lands that are conducive to cultivation.
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