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Sierro is reminiscent of a typical Alpujarran village. It is a fabulous experience to stroll through its narrow, steep streets, visit its church, squares and small squares, climb up to reach the Castle (12th century) and enjoy beautiful views of the Almanzora Valley.

Afterwards you can walk down to the river, contemplate the ravine formed by the river over the bridge next to the Town Hall square, buy typical products in the bakery or eat in a magnificent restaurant.

Sierro has several footpaths that run through the municipality and pass through picturesque spots in the Sierra de los Filabres.

During the mushroom season, the Mycological days that have been held in the town for several decades are very attractive.

The most important and unique tradition of the municipality is the battle between Moors and Christians which takes place on the first weekend of September. On Saturday the Moors win and take the castle and on Sunday it is the Christians who win and recover the fortress.

If you visit this town and want to know what to see and do in it, we have selected on this page a series of suggestions to make your stay easier and more interesting.

We hope you enjoy it.

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FREE PLANS

DAY TRIPS

Escape to Sierro Castle

Come to Sierro and enjoy an unforgettable day out with your family, partner or friends! Narrow and steep streets, the castle, the ravine, etc…

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4 Reasons to Fall in Love with Sierro

Sierra is a town in the province of Almería, located in the Valle del Almanzora region. Its origin dates back to Muslim times, when the Castillo de Sierro was built, which is still preserved on top of a hill. The castle was the scene of battles between Moors and Christians, which are recreated every year in September with a popular festival.

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30 WONDERS OF THE ALMANZORA

WEEKEND GETAWAYS

From the Alcazaba of Purchena to the Castle of Sierro

Take a visit to the Alcazaba of Purchena, travel back to the Nasrid period with the history of Purchena and let yourself be carried away by the winding streets of Sierro until you conquer its 12th century castle.

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TRAILS

The Cuesta Blanca from Sierro to Bacares

Sierro – Bayarque trail. PR-A 302. Length: 13 km

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WALKING ROUTES

MTB ROUTES

MTB TransAlmeria Laroya-Macael

It starts in El Reul Alto, a suburb of the village of Laroya, where we start climbing until we reach an altitude of 1,500 m in approximately 6 km, from there we go down through Sierro to the vicinity of the Almanzora river.

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MTB Route (Purchena, Sierro, Macael – Almeria)

  • Technical difficulty: Moderate
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Distance: 34,16 km
  • Route: Circular
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MTB Route la Frita (Macael, Laroya, Olula del Rio, Sierro – Almeria)

  • Technical difficulty: Moderate
  • Time: 4 hours
  • Distance: 43,3 km
  • Route: Circular
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WHAT TO SEE IN SIERRO

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WHERE TO EAT

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WHERE TO SLEEP

WHAT TO DO IN THE NEARBY VILLAGES

THINGS TO DO NEAR SIERRO

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