DESCRIPTION

Villa of the province of Almeria, belonging to the Judicial District of Huércal-Overa, formerly located on a rocky hill on the right bank of the Almanzora River, which was delivered in 1492 by the Catholic Monarchs to Don Alonso Fernández de Córdoba, Lord of Alcaudete and Montemayor
Currently, it is on a plain on the opposite shore. It has an area of 23.1 km2, it borders the villages of Olula del Rio, Macael, Cantoria, Oria, Líjar and Partaloa and is 100 km away. From the capital.
This town owns the payments of the Vega, the Umbria, the Morales, the Prao, the Murteras, Frasco Esteban, Balsa del Porro, etc. Its population, as of January 1, 2003, was 1,986 people.

Villa located in the marble area, main economic activity of this and all the surrounding villages. The surrounding lands are dedicated to the cultivation of cereals, corn, olive trees and vineyards. The parochial Church, of Mudejar style stands out from the urban set.

Rodrigo Sánchez Simón
Mayor Excellent City Hall

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HISTORY

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HISTORY

The Villa de Fines, is located on the left bank of the Almanzora River, in the so-called Marble Region, with 2000 h and 21 square km of surface. It is thought that its etymology is “Finis – Finis”, from Latin, whose meaning is end, or limit. Undoubtedly, the town must have been the limit of some of the territorial divisions constituted during Roman rule. This Villa belongs to the Judicial District of Huercal Overa. Fines is the typical village that has evolved, in spite of being agricultural (orange and grapevines), and industrial (elaboration and craftsmanship of marble).

Although the first marble factory was installed in Fines in the early years of the nineteenth century, the truth is that until the 1960s (1960), you can not consider Villa de Fines with great industrial roots, compared to the neighboring towns of Olula del Río and Macael. Nowadays there are more than 100 marble elaboration and crafts workshops, as well as 10 large marble factories.

The festivities are celebrated in honor of San Esteban, Patron of the Villa, parties with great success in the region, since all the performances are free and are held in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

Going back in time, Fines, like the other towns of Alto Almanzora, now called Comarca del Mármol, was a small and quiet town in the Arab era.

The performance of a Moorish of Fines, caught the attention of the victor of Lepanto, as well as several writers of the time.

THE MORISCO TUZANI

The Tuzani was a remarkable Moorish of the town of Fines, according to the writer Ginés Pérez de Hita in his book, History of the Civil War in Granada. The prominent Moorish in his frequent visits to the city of Purchena, fell in love with a beautiful dwelling, the sister of the Moorish chief Jeronimo.

The beloved of the Tuzani, once the war began, for greater security took refuge in the house of relatives of Galera, being stabbed by a Christian soldier during the siege of this population. Informed the Moorish that the author of the death of his girlfriend was in Tíjola, villa that was surrounded by the army of Don Juan de Austria, joined the soldiers with the purpose of discovering it, but Tuzani was arrested and brought to the presence of Don Juan de Austria, to whom he told all his tragic love story, that moved, ordered him to join his army forgiving his life.

Incorporated into the army, he came to discover that the real murderer of his “great love” had been one of his best friends, who by mistake killed the Moorish woman, and when he discovered his beautiful face, he ordered him to make a portrait, which he would show the Tuzani and he, recognizing his girlfriend, challenged him in a duel and killed him. After being put on trial, the Tuzani was acquitted and Christianized, ending his days in Cehegín. Ginés Pérez de Hita, in the aforementioned book, comments that years later, on one of the trips he made to Madrid, he met Tuzani, old and sick, who reminded him of his great love, teaching him a small portrait of the Moorish, stating the author who had never seen such a beautiful woman.

This sentimental story transcended in such a way that it inspired the writer of the Golden Age, Calderón de la Barca, the argument of his work “Love after death”, although the facts do not fit correctly to the geographical reality.

Today the name of Tuzani has remained in the Youth Association of Fines

SHIELD, CHURCH AND TRADITIONS

Formerly, Villa de Fines, which was located on a rocky hill on the right bank of the Almanzora River, was delivered in 1492 by the Catholic Monarchs to Don Alonso Fernández de Córdoba, Lord of Alcaudete and Montemayor. Currently, it is located on a plain on the left bank of the river.

This town shares the railway station with Olula del Río, on the line from Lorca to Baza, which is currently paralyzed, despite the agricultural activity and the marble from Macael.

An important episode is that in 1837 took place the installation of the first modern marble sawing and grinding factory that was established in Spain, which was moved by hydraulic power, thanks to the waters of the Almanzora River, and mounted two large machines, one of sawing and another of marble polishing.

We now talk about the Shield of the town of Fines. There are data that confirm that the existence of the shield of the town is not registered until the beginning of its use from January 1850, being October 9, 1876 when the mayor Don José Villarreal records it; today it is possible to study it in the section of Sigilografía of the National Historical File, within the Series of shields in municipal ink. Its structure is based on the two main historical and current activities of the extraction and elaboration of marbles, being definitively constituted on February 26, 1981, “the silver and blue” with blue embroidery with three gold ears arranged at both ends superior and in the lower center: it is stamped with a real circular crown of Spain set with precious stones, composed of eight clusters of hawthorn leaves, interpolated with pearls and from whose leaves come many other diadems. A shield is also kept with the arms of the Álvarez de Monteserín family, protected and conserved by the Regional Government of Andalusia.

Its Parochial Church, which is dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, was built when in 1631, the population of the State of Tahal was consolidated, it is planned to build churches in which to celebrate the Holy Offices and it is requested of the Bishop and Mr. Marqués to of the income obtained thanks to the tithe. Its Mudejar style stands out, above all in the roof, of “limabordón” with three pairs of braces decorated with eight-pointed stars and ribbons of four. This Church has been rebuilt, but fortunately it has not lost its beauty.
On Resurrection Saturday, the young people of the town on the so-called “night of the signs”, paint the facades of the houses with signs dedicated in azulete to who they like, dislike, love or hate. Everything is “allowed”, without excesses. This tradition is shared with towns such as Felix, in the Sierra de Gádor.

“The Day of the Snacks” is celebrated in Fines on Easter Sunday, in which the villagers go to enjoy a pleasant picnic. There are, of course, many more traditions, such as Carnival or the Day of the Cross.

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Gastronomy

The typical gastronomy of Fines is varied, succulent and, in general, very similar to that of our entire province. Visiting this wonderful locality we can appreciate, like typical dishes, crumbs, rice with rabbit and chicken, omelet of potatoes, of garlic, of asparagus; puchero with black pudding, paprika, the so-called “balls”, gurullos, porridge with fish and milk and a long list of appetizing delicacies.

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Holidays and traditions

ALBAHACA DE SAN ESTEBAN

This traditional festival is celebrated in honor of its patron Saint Stephen, consists of placing basil sprigs around the saint just before the procession, this basil is blessed by the parish priest in the name of the patron, which at the end of the procession procession the neighbors approach to take it from the feet of the Patron.

CASTAÑAZO

Before Todos lo Santos Day, on October 30, the villagers gather in farmhouses where they prepare large feasts and roasted chestnuts to celebrate the arrival of the chestnut season.

Festivities of San Esteban

The festivities in honor of San Esteban are celebrated the first days of August, begin with the celebration of the day of the child where different acts are performed, among them, the performance of the Cultural Musical Band of Fines where they offer a concert with several themes of its wide repertoire, we also count the performance of our Municipal School of Dance in which several groups of children make us spend a pleasant evening with their dances both typical and modern ending with the dance of the teacher. Afterwards, the children go to enjoy the attractions of the fair, all enlivened by a great roll of rockets.

The first day of the fair is opened with the traditional lighting, and then go to the town hall where the town crier, the greetings of the Mayor and Councilman of Celebrations give the kick-off to the fair. Later the Ladies and Queens of the parties are chosen where they are given the traditional band, wreath and bouquet of flowers and the Baby of the year (last baby registered before the holidays) giving them a big basket of newborn and a baby band of the year.

The day of the patron Saint Stephen is celebrated with a large number of rockets throughout the day, in the afternoon the mass is celebrated in honor of the patron who adorned “basil” walks through the streets of the village enlivened by the Cultural Musical Band and shooting of rockets.

It is a well-known custom that in the square the orchestras act up to the high hour of the day as the agreement of young people is spectacular, ending with the sun of the day, with the traditional breakfast of churros with chocolate.

The end of the fair is celebrated at dawn with a spectacular fireworks castle on the Greenway.

These are days of joy and fun where all the villagers and visitors enjoy the festivities to the full.

Corpus

On the occasion of the Lord’s Day, a large carpet of tinted sawdust with floral motifs is made in Calle de la Iglesia, made by the government team and volunteers of the town, an activity that has been taking place for 12 years.

This procession is followed by the procession with the Parish Priest of the Church and the children who for the first time have taken their first communion, during the tour through the streets there are several altars placed by neighbors at the door of their houses where the procession stops to say some prayers

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Panaderia Mariana
Calle Medio (Plaza de Abastos)
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Avda. Andalucía 5
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City Hall of Fines

Address: Plaza de la Constitución de 1978, 1, 04869 Fines, Almería
Web: http://www.fines.es/
Contact: 950 44 43 67

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