Church-Basilica of Our Lady of the Mercedes – Oria
Plaza Constitucion, 1D, 04810 Oria, Almería
The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mercedes de Oria adopts a similar solution to the Velezan temple, although with smaller size and more simplified decoration. The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mercedes is a rather late example of the Baroque, since it takes place in the second half of the 18th century. This church is located in the center of a large urban space that surrounds it and that constitutes a kind of atrium in which the cover of the feet acts as a point of attraction for the facade. On this cover contrasts the decoration of small…
Church of San Gines – Purchena
Calle General Rade, s/n, Purchena, Almeria
Its construction began around 1550 by the architect Juan de Orea, and did not end until the immediate dates of the rebellion of the Moors. Its style is Renaissance with notorious influences of the Mudejar Granada. It consists of three naves separated by two arcades that are supported by stone columns of oval section.
The Carved Stone
La Piedra Labrada or Piedra Labrá: located in those of Chercos Viejo, it is a prehistoric archaeological-monumental complex, distributed in several rocky panels, where scenes of the tribal life of the first settlers of Chercos are engraved. The rock carvings are represented distributed on the rock's own exfoliation faces, of slate-schist origin, sometimes clearly separated and sometimes superimposed, merging with each other, almost certainly due to the successive over-engraving from the Bronze Age to perhaps the Middle Ages. The most common representations, of a schematic and / or macroschematic type, are anthropomorphic with arms akimbo, indaliforms, armed warriors, horsemen, chariots…
Calle Peanilla, Bacares. Almeria
Bacares Castle has been recently restored, consolidating and strengthening the ruins, improving access and creating walkways and viewpoints to visit and enjoy it. Regarding its origin, there are authors who classify it as Roman, others as Berber and others as Nasrid. It is documented that in 1506 it was restored by Gutiérrez de Cárdenas. It is small in size with a total of seven units.
Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Salient
Santuario de Nuestra Señora del Saliente - Albox
Located on the top of Mount Roel in the Sierra de las Estancias and built in the 18th century, it is the most important architectural jewel with which Albox counts, also declared a historical-artistic monument. The whole of the Sanctuary is of unquestionable beauty and simplicity combining in its construction elements of rural craftsmanship (the tufa stone) and ecclesiastical architecture reigning then in Granada. The Sanctuary shelters among its thick walls the spiritual Patroness of the town, the Virgin of the Salient, small in size but large in Marian devotion, spread throughout the Southwestern Spanish. The present building, as a…
Alcazaba de Purchena – Vestiges
Carretera AL-6101, Purchena, Almeria
The Alcazaba de Purchena began to be built in the year 888, by the Marines of the Federative State of Pechina, and reached its maximum splendor in the Nasrid period. The last Muslim warden of the castle, Ibrahim Abenedir, proudly defended the city, without selling it to the kings, as did others of his peers. There are hardly any remains of the Alcazaba de Purchena in which Aben Humeya took refuge with his troops. Today there are only remains of houses, a cistern, a bath, the wall and a tower, known as Torre del Agua, which is a magnificent work…
Castle of Oria
Calle Ciezar, s/n. Oria. Almeria
Interesting remains of the fortified enclosure that dominates the Villa de Oria on the surrounding hamlet. The important remnants of the enclosure perimeter of the Castillo de Oria are composed of large slab walls, with abundant ceramic fragments as a consolidating element, of 1.70 meters thick on masonry plinth of 1.80 wide x 0.90 meters high. The only access to the Castle of Oria was made in the north, where several cubes of towers are visible from the door to the elbow and from the tower to the east, down a wall canvas to the hamlet closing some outer space…
Castle of Seron
Calle del Castillo, s/n. Seron. Almeria
The Serón Castle is from the Nasrid period (13th century) and is located in the highest part of the town. From here you can see the entire Almanzora Valley, the Sierra de las Estancias and part of the province of Granada. It played an important role in Muslim times due to its defensive nature and served as a refuge in the uprising of the Moors. Only one wall and some wall paintings remain of the original fortress. The Castillo de Serón plant is rectangular formed by trapezoidal cubes with wide bases where towers are built, built with masonry joined with…
Church of the Annunciation – Seron
Iglesia Seron, Almeria
Construction of the 17th century declared a National Historic-Artistic Monument in 1983, where the two architectural traditions of that time converge in the area, the Mudejar, heir to the Islamic tradition, and the Christian. Its interior is diaphanous, rectangular in shape, formed by three naves separated by slender pillars that give the building noble proportions.
Castle of Sierro
Castillo de Sierro. Almeria
Corresponds to the IX-XIII centuries. Located on the top of the farmhouse with the role of shelter and urban citadel. It emphasizes its prominent height and its wide visibility on the territory. It is a medieval castle-fortress of Berber Islamic style. It is located in the highest part of the inhabited nucleus.