Somontín is a Spanish municipality in the province of Almería, Andalusia. In the northern part of the Almanzora Valley, a few kilometers from the river, the village of Somontín rises on its roots in a pine tree, between the foothills of the sierra at a height of 831 meters above sea level. The known data indicate that it existed in the second century of the Christian era, being one kilometer further south of the current settlement. At that time, the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius, authorized to coin money in this town, which gives an idea of the importance that at that time had. In the ninth century it appears as a Muslim fortress, with the name of Hisn Somontan. During the High Average Age, the strength of Purchena was subsidiary of the one of Somontín, whose jurisdiction reached until the earth of Jaén and the Mountain range of Segura. It was the party’s head of the Upper and Middle Almanzora until the Nasrid Administration, around 1440, changed it to Purchena. Once the reconquest was finished, on June 25, 1492, the Catholic Kings gave Alonso Fernández de Córdoba the villas of Fines and Somontín.
The most important visit we can make in this village is the Roman remains located near the town, on the hill of Cortijo de Carrillo, which is in the phase of archaeological study. Remains of an Arab cemetery have also been found in the Plaza del Santo.