Álora

Gaitanes Gorge and Caminito del Rey

Dec 07, 2011 Sin Comentarios por jorge

Description: In the vicinity of the Nature Reserve of El Chorro these impressive gorges carved by the River Guadalhorce in the limestone and Jurassic dolimias are 3 kilometers long, reaching heights of 300 meters and widths of less than 10 meters. The Nature Reserve Desfiladero de los Gaitanes is within the boundaries of the municipalities [...]

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Monument Faenera

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Descripción: Made in bronze, by Mario Amaya, in the early twentieth century. It shows the farm work of the women of Álora in those days. They were in charge of the cleaning, wrapping and packaging of the oranges, which then were exported to Europe and other places. The highlight is a beautiful mosaic in which [...]

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Monument to “Cante por la Malagueña”

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Description: A monument to flamenco and in recognition of the traditional fandango style of song “Malagueñas” originated in Alora: “Cradle of the Malagueña”. The work is a tribute to flamenco, expressed on an ornamental fountain decorated with other artistic complements. The base of the fountain is a basin of rounded stones from the River Guadalhorce, [...]

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Municipal Museum of Álora Rafael Lería

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Description: The memory of Álora is kept in the Municipal Museum Rafael Laría, a magnificent place to learn about the history and the artistic heritage. It is housed in the Escuela de Cristo, a building adjoining the Parish Church of La Encarnación, in Plaza Baja de la Despedía, which possibly used to be the chapel [...]

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Bachiller Mill

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Description: The elderly inhabitants of Álora know the place as Posada de Subires, the last name of the last owner, who ran an inn here during the first half of the twentieth century. The name of the mill actually comes from the first owner, the Bachiller (the Graduate) Gonzalo Pérez, a very influential person in [...]

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Canca Fountain

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Description: A thousand-year-old fountain, the most emblematic and frequented of the municipality of Álora, pour the water into an ancient round pool known as Alberca de Canca de Abajo through two pipes. The spot of the source of the spring is prodigious in archeological remains of most remote times, especially prehistorically and Roman, thanks to [...]

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Castle of Álora

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Description: From the outside of the castle one can enjoy an extraordinary view of the Guadalhorce Valley. The castle was declared a National Monument in 1931. It was built by the Arabs during the Middle Age, although its origins are Phoenician and Roman. The tower of the entrance gives access to this fortified precinct, through [...]

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Chapel Nuestra Señora De la Encarnación

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Description: After the conquest by the Catholic Monarchs in 1484, this temple was erected towards the end of the century on top of the main Moorish Mosque, even though all that is left today is the High altar which is of late Gothic style, so witnessed by its star-shaped vault and pillars. Our Father Jesus [...]

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Parish Church of Nuestra Señora De la Encarnación

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Description: This church is considered a symbol of the town together with the Moorish Castle. It is one of the largest churches of the diocese, after the Cathedral in Málaga. As the town changed and the population grew, the necessity for building a better situated parish church arose. It was agreed, to raise it on [...]

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Chapel of las Mellizas (the Twins)

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Contact: 952 49 55 77 (Museum) / 952498380 (tourist office)

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