Localities in the Almanzora Valley
The Seron municipality has an area of 167 km², and is located on the north side of the Sierra de los Filabres. It occupies a prominent place in the province of Almeria for the remarkable quality of its hams and sausages, as well as its great wealth of agricultural land.
In the territory there are several caves that were homes of civilizations in prehistory. In the highest part of its urban nucleus, Nasrid Castle stands out, dating from the 13th century. Its typical whitewashed houses, narrow and winding streets and picturesque scenery have a clear Muslim influence. During the 19th and 20th centuries, Seron experienced a mining boom when important iron deposits were discovered. In the nearby Las Menas mining town, the already abandoned mining infrastructure can be seen today, after the decline in activity in the 1960s. Numerous religious buildings, churches and hermitages are preserved in very good condition and are an important part of the town’s cultural heritage and tourist attractions.
The ham and sausage industries have greatly developed in Seron, as it is one of the regions where the curing process of these foods is best carried out, due to its temperate climate. It is common to find, in the town, several factories of these specialties, which enjoy great fame throughout Spain.