What to do in Alameda
Marbesol Malaga Guide. ⭐ Discover what to do in Alameda. ✅ Completely Free! ✅.
It is a municipality of the province of Malaga, located north of it and about 75 km from the capital, it is also part of the region of Antequera and borders the provinces of Granada and Seville. It has an area of about 65 km2 which extends almost on a plain covered with olive groves and cereal fields, with a population of almost 5,500 inhabitants.
Keep reading to discover what to do in Alameda.
History of Alameda
According to the remains found in the area, it is shown that there were human settlements in the area 2,500 years before Christ. During the Roman domination, there was a time of great splendour, since it was at the junction of three of the most important roads. From this period there is hardly any knowledge or findings, until the year 1240, that King Ferdinand III the Saint conquered the castle of Estepa to the Muslims and the entire border area, including Alameda. In 1555 the first census of the Alameda residents appears. In 1559 King Charles V sold the land to a Genoese merchant, Marcos Centurión, becoming the Marques of the State of Estepa and their lands. At the beginning of the s. XVII, Alameda suffers an important development to be as in Roman times, crossroads. Lodging, agriculture and livestock were its main sources of wealth. In the middle of s. XIX, with the new administration of provinces, happened to be part of Malaga and acquiring its municipal independence.
Things to see in Alameda
Iglesia Parroquial de la Inmaculada
Built by order of the Marquises of Estepa, it was inaugurated in the year 1700, of Baroque style, it stands out by its masonry and brick façade and the door in a half-pointed arch. The interior of Latin floor highlight by its three dressing rooms considered a masterpiece of Rococo and a figure of s. XIV of Christ Crucified in polychrome wood, as well as a varied collection of paintings. In the courtyard of the Church is the tomb of the famous bandit José María Hinojosa, known as "el Tempranillo".
Declared a National Monument, the thermal complex dates from the 1st to the 3rd century and occupies an area of about 3,000m2, divided into several areas. It has swimming pools, changing rooms and rooms for different uses, it also has remains of ceramics and coins found in the excavations carried out between 1981 and 1983.
Declared a National Monument It is a set of about 20 artificial cavities where the bone and ceramic remains were found. Its age between 2,500 and 2,000 a.C.
Laguna de la Ratosa
It has an area of more than 26 Ha, is declared as a natural reserve for the variety of species in fauna and flora it has.
Mirador de La Cañada
It is located at the top of La Camorra, from where you can see the landscape of olive trees and the magnificent views of the surroundings of the town.
Festivals in Alameda
Festivities in honour of the patron of the town are celebrated on May 14 and 15, these festivals are declared of National Tourist Interest.
Feria de Agosto
It is celebrated the first week of August and lasts for five days, the last one has to coincide on Sunday.
One of the attractions of this week is the show of the images of some churches. Processions are held on Palm Sunday and from Holy Wednesday to Easter Sunday.
Where to stay in Alameda
-Hotel- Posada de José María el Tempranillo.- 3 estrellas, Crta. Alameda-Antequera km1, Tel. 952 711 009
Restaurants in Alameda
Gastronomy in Alameda is based fundamentally on the products produced in the area, flour and olive oil. Typical dishes include rice with hare or rabbit, bread and flour crumbs, and sweets, such as mantecados, roscoe and mostachones.
- Angel.- c/ Jacinto Benavente 12, Tel. 952710531
- Cándida.- Crta. Alameda-Mollina km1,5, Tel. 952 710 011
- Posada el Tempranillo.- Crta. Alameda-Antequera km. 1, Tel. 952 711 009
Useful Telephone Numbers in Alameda
- Civil Guard 952 710 007
- Local Police 952 710 025
- Health Center 951 308 297