One of the most important attractions of Zurgena is the old railway station dating from 1885 which is located in the hamlet of La Alfoquía. It was one of the largest and most important stations in the area and an important boost to the economy of the municipality.
Passing to the other side of the river Almanzora we enter the town centre. A stroll through Zurgena is essential to see some of the stately homes that testify to the importance of the municipality in times gone by.
A visit to the Church of San Ramon Nonato with a carving of the Virgen de los Dolores de Jesus de Perceval, the Hermitage of the Virgen del Calvario, a curious construction with a golden dome that attracts a lot of attention and the Clock Tower from 1882 from where the water supply of the fertile plain was controlled.
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.
If you like places with history, Zurgena is your ideal destination. This municipality in the Valle del Almanzora, located to the north of the province of Almería, offers you the opportunity to discover some of its most emblematic monuments, which will transport you to different times and cultures.See Excursion
30 WONDERS OF THE ALMANZORA
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
The trail starts in La Alfoquía and runs through the villages of La Cueva and San Roque, leaving the river Almanzora and the village of Arboleas, to which both districts belong, on the left. The track continues towards the Apeadero, La Cinta, and arrives at Almanzora…See Route
WHAT TO SEE IN ZURGENA
It was built between the years 1874 and 1878. The “Virgencica del Calvario” is housed in it. The fact of building the Hermitage in that place is justified because the “Virgencica” appeared to a shepherd on the Calvary mound. At the door of the Hermitage there is a plaque in which mention is made of the restoration that it underwent in the 90s, thus thanking all the participants in said rehabilitation. In addition to this plaque, above the door is an inscription in which it says: “Virgencica del Calvario 1898-1998”. Inside, on the altar, there is a carving of the “Virgencica del Calvario”, on one side of it a carving of the Lord and on the other side the Tabernacle. The nave is naturally illuminated by two large windows, located at the height of the altar. The dimensions of the Hermitage are not very extensive, so it only has five rows of benches on each side. On the last Sunday of each month a mass is held at the Hermitage. Virtual visit made by the company: Nerol 3D
The sculpture “Transmutation” was made by the Mexican sculptor Mr. Jorge Elizondo, an artist of recognized international prestige and belongs to a series that the author calls Frágil. According to the sculptor: “it is a work that speaks of the process that human beings undergo when we apply ourselves to culture, to the reality in which we live”, that is, when we cultivate ourselves. Transmutation is the action of changing or transforming a person or thing, for example the transmutation of some cells into others, it is a natural phenomenon that occurs between the atoms of radioactive bodies, although it can also be produced artificially as alchemists or physico-chemists do with nuclear energy. A semicircular arch communicates the coarsest part, the one that has the texture of a disc cut with pieces of natural living stone, with the most elaborate part in which it appears as a folded, folded and carved cloth. The disorderly, chaotic part enters through the arch and changes, transforms, appears on the other side with the order and harmony of a garment already woven and manufactured. If we want a better world, we must protect and promote culture and the arts because they unite us, they […]
What we know today as Zurgena Clock Tower has two bodies of height, the first being a square plan, 4.85 meters on one side and with more than 4 meters in height, presenting two steps or recesses at different levels. On this body it mounts a second one, of 4,50 meters of side, with the corners strongly ochavadas. The height of the Zurgena Clock Tower is about 7 meters and is covered by a roof of Arabic tiles with eight waters, topped by a weather vane with the electrified bells of the clock.
The Old Railway Station of Zurgena is located in the neighborhood of La Alfoquía in the town of Zurgena. It was inaugurated on March 28, 1885 and closed on January 1, 1985. There were three types of trains: the fruit carrier, the mail and the mineral: The fruit bowl was a freight train carrying a third-class carriage with wooden seats. Every morning I left Zurgena and returned at dusk. The mail was the train responsible for the distribution of correspondence. At the Zurgena station correspondence was distributed to impatient companies and individuals. Daily two couriers circulated: the one of Alicante-Granada in the morning and the Granada-Alicante in the afternoon. The mineral also called “Yankis” because it was manufactured in the USA, was the train that transported iron ore from the loading docks of Serón and Los Canos, to El Hornillo in Águilas. From the existing mines in the municipality of Lubrin, iron ore trucks arrived at the Zurgena Station. They would put the goods on the ground, at the foot of the train, and a large number of people would load them in the wagons. The workers had as sole tools of work baskets of esparto and rakes. There are […]
Los Llanos del Peral Park is an endearing and charming place, in the middle of nature, prepared for the fun of the whole family, from children to adults. It has very well-kept facilities ready to enjoy a well deserved rest, in the semidesert frame of this part of the Almanzora Valley.
It was in 1525 when the town of Zurgena acquired the privileges of owning its own Church, the San Ramón Nonato Parish Church, and thus being able to form a parish, without having to belong to the town of Huércal Overa as it had done up to that moment. The construction of the old part of the church was carried out where the mosque had previously been located, while for the construction of the rest of the church, land adjacent to the already built part was used. The work was completed in 1560, although it has subsequently undergone reforms. Due to the dates in which its construction is framed, we can say that it is created within the Neomudejar style.
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Spend a morning or afternoon in contact with nature. Release your stress, anxiety, calm your mind and feel happy. Walk in a natural environment surrounded by trees, learn Mindfullness, breathing and meditation techniques. Village of your choice: Zurgena, Oria, Serón or Purchena.Shake off the stress
WHERE TO EAT
An ideal place to come and eat some delicious tapas, have dinner, have a drink in good company and a very close relationship with the customer. We specialise in grilled meats: Entrecote, Sirloin, Secreto, Pluma, etc. and above all our Hilario-style sirloin steak, a house speciality. OPENING HOURS: 9:00 to closing time from Monday to Monday. Terrace and outdoor tables Meals to order Grilled meat Variety of tapas Birthday celebrations Live music Fresh fish on weekends
WHERE TO SLEEP
CR/AL/00278 Neil & Joanne warmly welcome all our guests with a Boutique Bed & Breakfast service. We have one goal in mind: to offer our guests accommodation that is comfortable, affordable and excellent in all respects. Casa De Los Sueños (Zurgena-Almeria) covers all aspects of your stay: central location in village, comfortable beds, and an excellent Spanish / continental style breakfast in which you can find tostada, cold meats, cheeses, breads, pastries, fruit, yogurts, tea, coffee and fruit juice to start the day. We look forward to welcoming you. Inspired by the surrounding landscape, Casa De Los Sueños is designed to make your visit a unique, comfortable and pleasant experience. Our rooms are spacious, our prices are competitive, and the service is welcoming and professional. In the picturesque village of Zurgena, you will find this traditional house converted into an exceptional boutique bed and breakfast with four traditional en-suite bedrooms. The owners, Neil and Joanne await to welcome you to this historic home that has been lovingly and tastefully restored with special care to embrace the genuine spirit of the building. A great effort has been made to maintain as many original features as possible in this beautiful home. The […]