Olula del Río had 6216 inhabitants in 2016. It is located at an altitude of 482 meters and 83 kilometers from the provincial capital, Almería. Olula del Río borders several villages of the Almanzora valley: Purchena, Macael, Urrácal, Fines. Its economy is focused on the marble industry.
There are many charming places that can not be overlooked if we visit this locality; This is the case of the Church of San Sebastián, of Neoclassical style and striking for being entirely built in marble.
Another religious building is the Church of the Assumption which can be reached after taking a walk through the streets of the town; full of historical memories, like the white color of their houses and the bars that adorn them.
Undoubtedly, in its craftsmanship there is a clear protagonist: marble, fundamental basis also of its economy.
Of its natural environment include the hills of Fraile and Hondo; as well as Garganta del Maimón, perfect places for hiking, with several signposted routes.
As Mayor of Olula del Río it is an honor for me to welcome all those who decide to discover the wonders of our people through this website.
Visiting the municipality of Olula del Rio is an experience steeped in centuries of history where the religious, cultural, gastronomic and marble elements of our region are combined, which is the basis of our economy and which appears everywhere: in sculptures, crafts, sidewalks, etc.
All these singularities constitute a surprising mixture able to offer the visitor multiple tourist possibilities.
I would like this website to encourage everyone to enjoy and get to know our people, wishing them a pleasant stay that will surely make them repeat.
DISCOVER OLULA DE RÍO
The first vestiges of the inhabited past that we find in the term correspond to the Neolithic and the Copper period, and numerous remains are located at the foot of the Sierra de Olula, highlighting the site of the Humosa cave, but the historical reality begins with the Arabs , from which time there are enough vestiges in construction models, urbanism, towers and a cistern; the primitive town of Olula is located on the right margin of the river, in a steep place of easy defense on a rock that serves as its base, the Stone, considered as a symbol of the locality. de Jorquera said (in Lentisco): “In a pleasant and pleasant place to be seen and with a good fortress, in this valley of the Almançora, is the village of Oluia, to which the waters of the river fructify it, with which it abounds with all maintenance being its very good silk breeding, fruits and vegetables. There are one hundred neighbors with a parish diocese of Almeria: its foundation does not appear … »
In 1488, during the conquest of Almeria by the Catholic Monarchs, the capitulations of the places of the Almanzora and Sierra de los Filabres rivers are produced, and then Purchena, Urracal and Olula del Río are handed over to Luis de la Cerda, Duke of Medinaceli. , remaining in their power until 1560, when they became lands owned by the Crown, but later sold to Miguel Serrano, a man who distinguished himself by pacification in the revolt of the Moors.
When he died, he passed the possession to his son Andrés Serrano, until in the eighteenth century the new owner of the manor was Don Diego Manuel Mesía y Serrano. At the time of the conquest, according to Cristina Segura, there were vegetable gardens where varied fruit trees, olives and vines and some cereal were grown. The moral was the tree that contributed most to the economy of the Filabres, for the great dedication of its people to the breeding of the silkworm, obtaining good benefits.
The Genoese sailors when commercializing the silk were the great beneficiaries; the cattle were scarce and the sheep and the goat were more numerous, being famous in Almería the salinas of Adra, the mines of lead of Berja and the quarries of Mármol de Macael.
Some of the expelled Moriscos who did not want to leave their homes or lands, says Cabrillana, who became sadistic and refined bandits of the sierra. They found in the rebellion the desired occasion to avenge all the suffering endured and grouped around the Gorri or the Ramí; They carried out their actions through the Almanzora Valley and the Almería River, and these monfies complicated the lives of their inhabitants and participated in stabbings, burning of Christians, burning of the temples and continuous robberies in the Purchena-Olula area.
The Christian offensive in front of the Marquis of los Vélez, which met in Vélez Blanco on January 2, 1569, many soldiers, infants and knights from different towns and, crossing Olula through the Almanzora valley and overcoming the Filabres wall, arrived at the Villa de Tabernas on its way to the Andarax Valley. When Don Juan arrived at these villas, the Moriscos, taking advantage of the night, abandoned it.
Thus, for example Tíjola was conquered on March 25, 1570, but only found in the village women and some sick men; the same tactic was used by the Moriscos of Cantoria and the neighboring towns.
With Don Juan de Austria the confrontation intensifies, and in the high Almanzora the Moriscos, from the hills, observed the movement of the troops without presenting battle and with smoked warnings to the neighbors of Purchena, Olula, Tíjola and other towns of the Almanzora. During the uprising of the Moriscos in Olula there appeared a resistance to the revolutionary idea, which is easily explained because the Moriscos had lived in harmony with the Christians for a long time and shared some traditions and methods of production. Not all Olula Moriscos were engaged in agricultural activity, there was a group dedicated to trajineries (milling, transport and silk merchandise …).
From the second half of the sixteenth century until the first third of the twentieth century, it is an eminently agricultural and livestock town, but evolving towards a nucleus of industrial population, industrious, dynamic and with a great future. From the fifties the industrial takeoff took place, later welcoming large numbers of immigrants from the surrounding towns, passing its population of 1,800 inhabitants registered in 1939, to the nearly 7,000 that exist today.
The gastronomy of Olula del Rio is varied and rich for those who understand. Their typical dishes are crumbs, balls, gurullos, gazpacho, remojón, puchero, guisao wheat, egg broth, garlic, porridge, sausages and fry. And in sweets we have Roscos de Semana Santa, Soplillos de huevo y almendra, mantecados and honey, rosquillos de vino, roscos de aguardiente, roscos de naranja, almendrados, sighs, alfajores de almendras, stuffed empanadillas and cuajao de almendras.
Holidays and traditions
On the eve of January 20 and 23, the festival of the patrons of Olula del Río, San Sebastián and San Ildefonso, a festival declared of National Tourist Interest of Andalusia in 1998, is celebrated.
The inhabitants of Olula work hard to collect firewood and cover their facades since on the 19th and the 22nd, during the night, the great feast of fire begins, where neighbors, protected and covered their bodies, are engaged, in a tour mainly by the old town of the town, to throw thousands of carts creating a spooky aspect of gunpowder and fire.
On the 20th, the day of San Sebastián, is commemorated with a very peculiar procession that begins with the departure of the Saints from the Old Church and, giving their place to San Ildefonso, both Saints are processioned through the streets of the town where they are thrown and roscones from the balconies, windows and terraces through which they pass.
In September Olula del Rio celebrates the town’s biggest festival to say goodbye to summer.
Other holidays of interest:
May 8 Romería Cristo de la Buena Muerte.
23 June Night of San Juan (Traditional)
July 25 Santiago Apostle (Barrio Santiago, Patronal)
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What to visit?
Hermitage built at the foot of Cerro Almirez in the Sierra de las Estancias. The decision that the hermitage is located in that area is because it is on the industrial estate. When the work was projected, this area had a lot of production and abundant workers, and that was the reason why it was done in that place, so that the Christ could offer them its protection. The first stone of the hermitage was placed by the neighbors who at that time were the longest-lived of the town, José Mena and Carmen González, were then 103 years old. In the square of the chapel is the image of the Christ of the Good Death, a sculpture carved in white marble of Macael in one piece and of singular beauty.
The Church of the Assumption is of recent creation, dates from the year 1.968. The project was carried out by the Catalan architect Don Ramón Montserrat Ballesté. The Church of the Assumption has a capacity of between 2,000 and 3,000 people. It consists of a central nave for worship, a choir, which was made with latticework over the main altar, a circulation space for the different services of the Church and a space for spiritual retreat. Outside we find a colorful tower that gives the building firmness and splendor. The decoration is simple, highlighting the image of the Assumption of Mary that presides over the Altar, the artistic stained glass windows, which symbolize the light, being darker at the entrance of the temple to be clarified as we move towards the Altar towards “La Resurrección” “And the striking paintings, highlighting the frescoes, which we found near the baptismal font.
The museum of photography “Pérez Siquier” is a tribute to Carlos Pérez Siquier, who has donated most of the work that the museum contains. Carlos Pérez Siquier (Almería, 1930) is considered one of the pioneers of the photographic avant-garde in Spain and National Photography Prize in 2003. He is a Supernumerary Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Our Lady of Sorrows in Granada. Sculpture Woman from Almanzora
The sculptural work that the artist Antonio López has designed to preside over the City of Culture in Olula del Río, the sculpture ‘Mujer del Almanzora’ is located next to the Casa Ibáñez museum and the ‘Pérez Siquier’ museum of photography. Draws attention to its powerful dimensions with an approximate height of eight meters. This work by López will be the complement of the ‘City of Culture’, welcoming with its powerful presence to the entire cultural space. The Center ‘Pérez Siquier’, is a new building that will have a double function; conservation, custody, digitization and management of all the funds that make up the archive (original negatives and slides, author copies, documents and publications) and permanent museum dedicated to the work of the distinguished photographer, which will cover his production of more than sixty years, from the black and white images of the second half of the fifties, where La Chanca has an undoubted prominence, going through the findings of color in the seventies and eighties, which have given the author the qualification of “pioneer” in the scene of the international photographic avant-garde, up to its most recent series.
The Church of San Sebastián is neoclassical in style and was built between 1780 and 1789 by Ventura Rodríguez. It has a Greek cross plan; the central space is occupied by a vaulted dome. On the main altar of the Church of San Sebastián there is an altarpiece made of masonry and stucco, presided over by a painting of San Sebastián painted by Andrés García Ibáñez. It is accessed through a staircase, composed on both sides of a railing of marble balusters. The interior lighting is due to three circular windows located on the main façade. The walls of the baptismal chapel are decorated with paintings referring to the baptism of Christ dated 1932. At the foot of the temple is the high choir composed of wooden balusters. The exterior façade has a tower at the head, consisting of a base, three bodies separated by simple moldings and dome-shaped roofs, and a clock that preserves the original machinery and was added in the year 1.897. The tower is topped by a weather vane with a copper ball and an iron cross. The exterior of the church is painted white, except for the base where the masonry factory can be seen.
The Guadix-Almendricos railway line (Granada-Murcia) was built to give a rapid outlet to the ore that housed the area. Its exploitation began between 1906 and 1907 by several companies with English capital, until at the end of the last century it passed into the hands of the Spanish capital. Disused since 1985, now it will become an itinerary of great accessibility and safety for all types of users, with no age limit or physical capacity. The Almanzora Greenway runs along part of the disused Guadix-Almendricos railway line, in the section that runs between the provincial limit of Granada-Almería and the municipal district of Huércal-Overa. The final length of this section of Vía Verde del Almanzora will be approximately 35 km. The municipalities of Serón, Fines, Cantoria and Olula del Río have carried out refurbishment projects in the sections of this same line that runs through their municipal boundaries. In this way, it is intended to complete a large greenway in the Almanzora Valley, with the idea of creating an ideal road for cycling and walking, suitable for all types of users, including those with reduced mobility.
The Ibáñez Museum is one of the largest collections of Contemporary Art of Andalusia. By the magnitude, variety and quality of its funds, more than 1,200 works of art, in which are represented contemporary artists of the first level as Joaquín Sorolla, Mariano Benlluire, Francisco Goya Lucientes, Pablo Picasso, Madrazo, Villegas Cordero, Golucho, Carlos Pérez Siquier, completing the extensive collection of the AFAL group, Carlos de Paz or Ortiz Echagüe, among many others. The main exponent of the Ibáñez Museum is Andrés García Ibáñez, whose work is classified in several series throughout the first five rooms, as well as the last and most extensive rooms on the route. The Ibáñez Museum is currently made up of 16 exhibition halls: 14 dedicated to the exhibition of the permanent collection of the Museum and 2 dedicated to host the temporary exhibitions that the Museum produces throughout the year.
What to do in Olula del Río?
If you are thinking of taking a different trip to discover beautiful places and charming towns that are not usually well known, a trip to Olula del Rio is an excellent option. Our town has many options to make and we recommend the ones that are sure to be of your interest.
Where to sleep?
H/AL/0048 Hotel Jardines La Tejera is located in the Almeria region of Almanzora and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and terraces. It is located between the towns of Macael and Olula del Río. The coastal town of Mojácar is an hour’s drive from the hotel. The rooms at the Hotel Jardines La Tejera have a modern functional design. They have a safe, TV, air conditioning, free wireless internet access and a minibar. Its private bathrooms include a hairdryer. This hotel offers an elegant restaurant, lounge and gardens for celebrations, a 24-hour reception service and free private parking. Jardines La Tejera puts at your disposal everything a 4 star hotel can offer. The logical option to enjoy your business trip or pleasure in the north of Almeria.
Where to eat?
•ᴊᴜᴀɴᴍɪ ᴍᴏʟɪɴᴀ• (CHEF) Since I started training at the hotel school, my dream has always been to set up my own restaurant. After several years of professional experience in different countries, a lot of effort and dedication, today I see how that dream comes true. Rustir is the place where I will be able to express everything that I have learned and where you can enjoy a daring and signature cuisine in a calm and welcoming atmosphere. Thank all of you who are supporting Juanma and me in this project that is so valuable to us, see you very soon. At RUSTIR Bar & Bistro you will find exquisite signature cuisine dishes with very personal touches. You have to try them!
Like the wink he gave when he pressed that hard button on his camera, this space was born. Space that gives its wink to the figure of the Almeria photographer Pérez Siquier. It is about returning in another way, that precious treasure that he left us, his legacy. Like his photograph, our gastronomic space aims to provide the client with a real experience, where gastronomy and culture are founded in a single figure. It is about reinterpreting the way of looking at the life of Pérez Siquier and taking it to the culinary section. We are left with the way of looking at life, how to face it and bring light to each of the moments of it. As if it were a photograph. As in April 2018 he said: “I have yet to take the best photographs” at 87 years old, he shows us how it is never too late to continue improving. Intuitive and spontaneous. GREEN DELIGHTS Green salad with pickled partridge in citrus Seasonal tomato salad with injected burrata and black olive soil Pipirrana ‘El guiño’ with anchovies in vinegar and its rasp DARE WITH THE RAW Tuna tartare with soy yolk and spicy cod roe Prime […]
SOME DISHES FROM OUR TERRACES, FROM THE SEA AND FROM THE LAND Fried Sufli, Balfego Bluefin Tuna, Cod Tiradito, Micuit Foie Ingot, Cod Cocochas Casserole, Sauteed Wild Mushrooms, Iberian Sausages Table, etc. GRILLED Friesian Cow Steak, Veal Entrail with Chimichurri, … OUR SUGGESTIONS S/M Fish Market, Oxtail Stew, Stone-grilled Meat, etc. OUR SPECIALTIES (Minimum for 2 people) Seafood Paella, Black Rice, Grilled Iberian Feather Rice and Mixed Paella TO END Cheesecake With fresh berries, Our Version of Rice Pudding, Ginger Crumble, Our Selection of Cheeses and Chocolate with Cookies RESERVATIONS: 722 866 316 OPEN from Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. Av. Vereda de Olula, 10-12, 04860 Olula del Rio, Almeria
Meeting place between flavors and friends. We recommend you start by trying some of our delicious tapas: Lobster salad, meat tavern toast, Murcian seafood, Garlic eel croquette, Leek and prawn crepes, King prawn in black tempura and pork airbal, Mexican chicken taco with sauce Spicy, Mini-Angus Burger, Crispy rooster Pedro, Monkfish and prawn cannelloni, duck and foie cannelon with gratin cheese, beef and piquillo bomb with brava sauce, vegetable gyozas with Japanese chili sauce, bogabao, etc. Some of our exquisite dishes to share: Caramelised duck pate with cranberry sauce, Charcoal fry salad with belly fillets, Pinch bread with spicy Majorcan sobrasada and Manchego cheese, Iberian table, Tuna tataki, Chop tataki of beef, grilled pork tenderloin with Zingara potatoes, pork cheeks in mushroom and mushroom sauce, confit baked pork suckling pig, grilled octopus leg, etc. To end with a good gastronomic experience, you have to try one of our delicious desserts: 3 chocolate cake, Philadelphia cake with caramel, almond and fig mouse, chocolate fritters and citrus sauce, etc.
Jardines la Tejera puts at your disposal everything 4 Stars can offer. The logical option to enjoy your business trip or pleasure in the North of Almeria. hotel At our hotel you will feel at home. Enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings and the modernity of our facilities. We offer a special treatment, a treatment designed to rest. 50 rooms TV Color Air conditioner Phone satelite Cafeteria Playground Gardened area Private parking The entire hotel has access for the disabled. Restaurant Taste the new creative cuisine of our chef made with the best and freshest ingredients in the area. Accompany your dinner with one of the largest Spanish wine cellar and enjoy a perfect evening in a unique environment. “Jardines la Tejera” offers a perfect environment for any type of event, whether private or business. Celebrations The great celebrations have a place in Jardines La Tejera. We put at your disposal 3 tents with capacity for 500 people each. Suitable for large events such as weddings, banquets and family celebrations; They are located in our gardens and have a playground for the fun of the little ones. We have New Tents and a NOVELTY, our new Video Wall.
Company data In Mesón de Huitar Restaurant, you can taste a varied offer of traditional and innovative cuisine, being also specialists in grilled meats. We carry out all kinds of events such as communions, baptisms, farewells, among others. Facilities: We have 1 living room with capacity, an outdoor tent and a terrace where you can hold any type of event Characteristics: Disabled Access Parking Terrace Air-conditioned Private Room Shows Bachelor Party Possibility of Dancing
Enterprise data Asador El Encuentro offers daily menus with 8 first home made, more than 15 grilled meats, 8 fresh fish, a large assortment of tapas and homemade rations, dining room and celebrations room. Our specialties MEATS We have all kinds of meat: Ox Iberian pork knuckle in the oven Brazuco de cabrito on request Choto Lamb Chicken Iberian Veal Secret Pork sirloin Rabbit Turkey … We are unique in the province, we put the embers on the table for you to choose what type of meat you want to eat and do it to your liking. TEST IT! FISH We offer you a great variety of fresh fish: Golden Emperor Squid Anchovies Chopitos Prawns … HOME COOKING Try our tasty homemade meals: Black rice Rice with River Crab Rice with Iberico Secret Mackerel stew Andalusian cooked Wheat Pote Gurullos con Conejo Cakes Gachas Porridge with pepper broth (on request) … CAPS AND PORTIONS Taste our delicious tapas: Gulas with potatoes Fried aubergines with honey Piquillo peppers stuffed with chicken Home-made croquettes … CARTA LIVING ROOM FOR 100 PEOPLE We have a room for private meals with a maximum capacity of 100 people where you can also make small celebrations. […]
La Bodega Restaurant – Good place to celebrate lunches and dinners tasting the variety of elaborate tapas that we propose such as: alegrías de la bodega, cod gratin, guacamole with salmon, fish and seafood of the day … The obsession is to continue improving day by day to give a better service to our customers. The specialty is still grilled meat today we have a wide assortment of tapas made at the time, fresh fish and without forgetting the wide range of national and international meat to satisfy the personal taste of each client. The restaurant has a limited capacity to offer a personalized and welcoming service. It has a wide wine list with the best references of wines from different national denominations of origin. La Bodega Bar: Grilled meats, homemade tapas, homemade desserts, offers a variety of fresh fish daily. At La Bodega you will find a very cozy atmosphere.
We have for your enjoyment the best coffee and with the best selection of gins and tonics for your delight. Our new tapas and raciones will surprise you, come and meet us at the hotel La Tejera in Olula del Río and you will not regret it! Restaurants and cafes in Olula del Río (Almería). We have for your enjoyment the best coffee and with the best selection of gins and tonics for your delight. Our new tapas and raciones will surprise you, come and meet us at the hotel la Tejera and you will not regret it! Types of food Breakfasts Breakfast lunch burgers Snacks Spanish / Basque Specialties Breakfast lunch Dinner Coffee Drinks
Enterprise data As Artisan Masters we work with the best raw materials because they are the basis for a healthy and quality food. Our handmade and creative hands with experience and affection put our pastries and cakes in the oven every day, shape the chocolate in exquisite chocolates, make the praline, the truffles and the marzipan for the delicious Christmas nougat, or sweeten the celebrations with magnificent cakes, sweets and chocolates for desserts. Products and Brands We offer you a totally organic and natural bread, without preservatives or additives. Wheat flour, water, salt and yeast are the ingredients of a natural bread. We also have a wide assortment of whole grain breads, soy, rye, fiber, muffins, multigrain, mini muffins for the little ones and fresh bread, both white and whole. The spike of bread is a delight for those who like crispy and toasted bread. – Bakery (sweet and salty) – Appetizers and tapas – Regular and homemade bread. – Pizzas and empanadas. – Breakfasts and snacks. – Tasting of homemade ice creams (in season), cakes and ice cold drinks. – Churros and chocolate (Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 h.) – Cold and hot snacks. […]
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Honey Bujaldona is a honey flower with myellate, with notes of balsamic, raisins, caramel and toasted in the mouth. Honey origin: Almanzora Valley, Olula del Río, Almería. Beekeeper: Ana Belén Garre Ais. Brand: La Bujaldona. One of the best honey flowers Spain: http://bit.ly/mielmultifloral First Prize in the category of Clear Honey in the III National Honey Contest (Guadalajara). First Prize of Floral Honey of Andalucia Expomiel 2017 and 2019.
Map Olula del Rio
City Council of Olula del Río
Address: Plaza de España 1, 04860 Olula del Río, Almería
Contacto: 950 44 12 71