To find out more about this municipality in Almería, we show you “what to see” and “what to do” in Tíjola (Almería).
The human presence in the municipality of Tíjola dates back to prehistoric times, with remains from the Neolithic period, there is also a Megalithic site and Roman presence in Tagili (Tíjola) as well as Roman villas in the surrounding area.
Religious fervour is evident in this municipality, within a few metres you can admire the Parish Church of Santa Maria (XVII Century), the Hermitage of the Virgen del Socorro, the Hermitage of San Cayetano (1571) where the image of the Virgin of Fatima is found and which is carried in procession on the 13th of May through the colourful and sawdust carpeted streets, the Hermitage of San Sebastian (1578) and the Hermitage of Las Animas (VXI Century).
A highlight of the town is the Balsa de Cela, a thermal spring located 3.5 km north of Tíjola, on the border with the municipality of Lúcar, and at an altitude of 720 metres above sea level. The waters emerge naturally with a constant flow of 42 litres per second and a temperature that is maintained at different times of the year between 22 and 24 degrees centigrade.
If you are visiting this municipality 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.
30 WONDERS OF THE ALMANZORA (Tíjola)
Today we are going on an excursion to spend a magnificent and unforgettable day in Tíjola. First we will take a walk through the streets of Tíjola, then we will move to the area around the old railway station and we will finish by visiting the Cela hot springs…See Route
If you are looking for a place to disconnect from the stress of the city and enjoy the beauty of the Sierra de los Filabres, Tíjola is your ideal destination. This Almeria municipality, located in the Almanzora Valley, offers you a wide variety of ways to disconnect and places to discover.See Route
This route proposes a journey following the course of the river through all those villages that chose to settle along its course in search of the fertility of their orchards and the water that descends from the peaks of the Filabres and the Estancias…See Route
WHAT TO SEE IN TIJOLA
In Tíjola there are two centers of religious interest, which are the Parish Church of Santa María and the Ermita Santuario de la Virgen del Socorro, patron saint of the city. The Parish Church of Santa María, according to Father Tapia, was promoted in the decade from 1640 to 1650; in the 16th century the original parish was in the Hermitage of San Cayetano; and previously it is believed to have been an old Arab mosque. Architecturally, it has a main facade with a Renaissance character, although the tympanum connects with the Baroque. The lateral façade called “los Perdones” stands out. Both covers feature shields; one of the promoter bishop of the church: Bishop Portocarrero; and the other, belongs to the coats of arms of the lordship of the Marquis of Villena. Inside, on the sides, there are two heraldic shields carved in ashlar stone that belonged to the Counts of Torremarín and the Countess of Algaida. It highlights the importance of the altarpiece of the main altar, in the Baroque style of the 17th century; and the neo-Mudejar style choir, as well as the coffered ceiling; there are five later chapels built after the original primitive church. The church […]
The Shrine of the Virgen del Socorro, patron saint of the town, is the second temple in importance and breadth. The first data about it are dated in 1650. The successive restorations of it make its cataloging difficult. It has a Roman cross plan; The exterior covered facade, tower and dome have Mudejar reminiscences. Its interior is simple and late Renaissance style. Simple altarpiece made of pine wood, with columns covered with cardboard. It has an exterior cover with two waters and, overall, it has a nice picture, with a great urban situation. Its main treasure is the image of the Virgen del Socorro and everything it represents. Tradition says that the Virgin came from Italy in 1498.
The Cerra of Tíjola is an impressive natural setting. Until you’re inside, you can’t imagine it. The tall and vertical stone-cut that box the Bacares River in its descent from the Sierra de los Filabres towards the Almanzora Valley, create a scenario more typical of northern mountain ranges. To visit the Cerrá you can go up from the hermitage of El Salvador (Tíjola), there is a path that leads along the river to get into the Cerrá and enjoy this wonder. You have a multitude of tracks, especially Wikiloc, to make circular trails and enjoy this beautiful natural setting.
The Egg Fountain, the Bacares River and the legendary Cueva de la Paloma have formed that beautiful trilogy of primordial places where the tijoleño has sought and found tranquility and tranquility. If there is a route in the area near Tíjola that has a more interdisciplinary nature, that is, from different points of view it is interesting, that is the route we propose: going up, from the hermitage of El Salvador, Bacares river up, until arrive at the well-known one like Source of the Egg (by that custom that had formerly to raise there to eat the hornazo, with its egg, in the celebration of San Marcos) and of there to raise until the high part of Cerrá to return from there until the village.
Balsa de Cela is a spring of thermal waters located 3.5 km from Tíjola in a northerly direction, on the border with the municipality of Lúcar, and at an altitude above sea level of 720 meters. The waters emerge naturally with a constant flow of 42 liters per second and a temperature that is maintained at different times of the year between 22 and 24 degrees Celsius. Already in Roman times there was reference to the richness of the thermal waters of the then Tagilitana Republic (current Tíjola). The waters of the Balsa de Cela have medicinal properties for different types of diseases. The Fuente de Cela waters a rich fertile plain and its waters are distributed among the municipalities of Tíjola, Lúcar and Armuña. Traditionally it has served as a cattle trough. The reservoir-shaped reservoir formed at birth is known as Balsa de Cela, and is divided in half by the boundary between the municipalities of Tíjola and Lúcar. It has dimensions of 50×50 m and a depth ranging from 50 cm to 2 m. It has undergone several improvements and extensions, the last one in 1996. It has been the preferred place for bathing by the inhabitants of […]
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WHERE TO EAT
Bars and restaurants with charm. Next to the unique Thermal Water Raft of Cela in Lúcar, you will find Bar Caseta Tia Matilde, surrounded by nature. We will make you feel in a comfortable environment so that you can enjoy our specialties. Bar Caseta Tia Matilde. Next to the unique Thermal Water Raft of Cela in Lúcar, you will find Bar Caseta Tia Matilde, surrounded by nature. We will make you feel in a comfortable environment so that you can enjoy our specialties. Grilled meats like veal, Ox Iberian Meats as Feather or Secret Artisan pizzas, both the ingredients and the dough Giant hamburgers HOUSE SPECIALITIES Homemade meatballs in sauce Cod with ratatouille Pig feet in sauce Tabo de toro a la cordobesa Pickled quail Snails in sauce Fried ear and chillies Home-made croquettes Choco roe Battered hake roe Mushroom fry Chicken gizzards with wine Kidneys At Jerez Fried rib with garlic GRILLED MEATS Kid cutlets Lamb Chops Iberic secret Iberian pen Pork tenderloin Pork steak T-bone steak Beef tenderloin Beef tenderloin GREAT VARIETY OF TAPAS Sweetbread Brains Kidneys Saracas Fried rib Home-made croquettes Fried ear and chillies Baby squid Mushroom fry Potato pumps Tigers Sea thighs Omelette Breaded chicken […]
Bars and Restaurants in Tíjola (Almería). In Restaurante El Polígono we have a wide variety of grilled meats, fish and tasty portions. We are the ideal place for holding large events such as weddings, communions, baptisms, celebrations, etc. Restaurant El Polígono Enterprise data Restaurant The Polygon This modern style restaurant is the ideal place for holding large events such as weddings, communions, baptisms, … as it has a large capacity for diners. Type of cuisine: Mediterranean Our specialties RATIONS Special salad of the house Tropical salad with mustard vinaigrette Tomato aliñao Lettuce buds with anchovies, salmon and F.S. vinaigrette Serrano ham with bread and tomato Ham and sheep’s cheese Assorted cheese platter Assortment of pates Pork loin with the orza Galician octopus Spicy potatoes Shrimp Scampi Scrambled eggs with mushrooms and prawns with ham powder Fried dogfish Fried squid or plancha Cuttlefish on the grill Cod kokotxas with rail clams Fresh cheese on the plate with tomato jam Goat curl with tempura Scrambled eggs Piquillo peppers stuffed with cod Baked scallops with cheese Iberian grill MEAT TO THE BRAZIL AND ELABORATED Beef tenderloin on the grill T-bone steak Braised oxtail Sirloin steak with stone Iberian feather on the grill […]
WHERE TO SLEEP
Apartamentos Miguel y Rosa offers you two apartments in different places in the town of Tíjola (Almeria). MAESTRO LAZARO STREET APARTMENT – VFT/AL/08472 It is located at Maestro Lázaro street, 46 under Tijola (Almería) Newly restored and very well located apartment, with all services, free WI-FI, washing machine, dryer, flat screen TV, sofa bed, wooden floors, microwave, coffee maker, fridge-freezer, TV in bedroom, fully equipped with linens. bed and toilet such as large and small towels, complete with food items. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, attic with a retractable staircase fully decorated and with many details. VILLARREAL STREET APARTMENT – VFT/AL/08471 Located in Calle Villarreal nº 2 Tijola (Almeria) One bedroom apartment, with a very spacious and comfortable sofa bed, living room, kitchen and full bathroom. Very cozy and very central, it has all kinds of amenities and accessories. Free WI-FI, has free public parking very close.
VTAR / AL / 00742 Beautiful old house completely renovated with great details to rest and enjoy a few days of relaxation. The house has 5 bedrooms, 2 of them are double, one double plus single bed, one double with single beds and one double with double beds, plus a sofa bed for 2 people (13 people + 2 on a sofa bed). Also bathroom, very spacious living room that leads to the kitchen and pantry and fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, etc. The house has a private interior patio with barbecue (this service is charged separately). All rooms have individual heating.