A good plan to do on your visit to the Almanzora Valley (Almería) is to go to one of the numerous viewpoints that offer you different views of the region, both of the valley and of the Sierra de los Filabres and Sierra de las Estancias.
Viewpoint Las Canteras of Cosentino
Mirador Canteras de Cosentino. Macael
Alto Interés Turístico. Macael está inexorablemente unido a la palabra Mármol. Las canteras muy próximas al casco urbano han sido explotadas desde muy antiguo, constituyendo el núcleo de explotación de rocas ornamentales más importante del territorio nacional.
Viewpoint Las Canteras
Carretera A -349 Macael-Almería, 04867 Macael, Almería
The route along the path-viewpoint offers a panoramic view of the central core of the Macael quarries. In this deposit are the main marble reserves of all the Spanish State, followed at a considerable distance by those of Huelva. Marble is a metamorphic rock, the result of a recrystallization process, in which conchiferous fossil remains are present. As a result of this process, calcite and dolomite are generated, from the original limestones and dolomites. This metamorphism, in which mechanical, thermal and geochemical factors are present, is generated in underground environments. Its laminar disposition and its mining accessibility are the results…
Viewpoint of the Silveria
The viewpoint of the Silveria is located at an altitude of 1000 meters in the shade of Sierra de Filabres in the municipality of Purchena, the main mountain massif of Almeria and one of the largest in Andalusia. In its enclosure you can find the Recreational Area of La Silveria composed of several zones of tables with benches, barbecue area and in the lower part the viewpoint from which you can see beautiful views of the Almanzora Valley, nestled between the mountains of Filabres , Estancias and Lúcar. The Silveria is an area frequented by fans of mountain biking and…
Viewpoint of the Castle of Oria
Calle Ciezar, s/n. Oria. Almeria
The idea of the project to increase the presence of existing ruins using only a few elements and clean the place (hide undesirable elements) is a way to clarify the meaning of the landscape. The project does not try to recreate old walls, but tries to recover the memory and meaning of these places. So we created a small route to guide visitors and show them the hidden remains and meanings of the place. The main idea of the design inside the castle was to emphasize its defensive use. To do this, we recreate the path of the patrol, eliminating…
Viewpoint of La Santa Cruz
Calle Arrabal de Sta. Bárbara, Albox, Almería
The Santa Cruz that rises in Albox appears in the mid-eighteenth century as a symbol of the Christian presence that had reconquered the territories occupied by the Mohammedans. From that transcendental moment, the image of this cross has decorated the highest hill of these places and regions.
Viewpoint of Sierro
Calle Padre Pepe, 11 Sierro - Almería
The City Council of Sierro has improved the accessibility to the castle of the town by its southern part, conditioning an area in disuse, little passable and dangerous, and creating a lookout-picnic with which it is intended "to give a better service to those who visit the castle". The Consistory of Sierro and the Provincial Delegation of Almeria signed an agreement of collaboration for the execution of the project of creation of a 'Mirador-Merendero in the Paraje del Castillo' based on the call for economic assistance by granting subsidies to municipalities and autonomous local entities of the province of Almería…
Viewpoint Virgen de la Cabeza
Carretera A - 1178 - Desvío Ermita Virgen de la Cabeza, Seron, Almeria
In the scene of this viewpoint, the town of Serón stands out on the left; all its fertile plain, which occupies the fluvial deposits of the Almanzora valley, and a set of heritage elements, among which stands out the mineral loading of Los Canos, towards which one of the aerial cables that descended from the Bacares preserve -The Menas (cable Cabarga), some of whose supports are observed under the viewpoint. The connection between the mining preserve and the valley, through which the railway line that went to the pier of El Hornillo (Águilas, Murcia), was resolved by a set of…
Viewpoint of La Cerra
Camino de Campillo Purchena. Urrácal. Almeria
The viewpoints are those balconies, like the Mirador de la Cerrá, in which today we lean out to realize how big and beautiful is the power of nature, to delight us with such beautiful and impressive images, such as we can see from any viewpoint of the Almanzora Valley; these high places that we know today as lookouts are nothing more than the vestige of other times.
Viewpoint of La Virgen del Rosario
Av Andalucia, 82, 04867 Macael, Almería.
It is located on the top of a small mound crowned by the Virgin of the Rosary; sculpture made by D. José Sabiote Fernández, in the purest and white marble of Macael. There, from his impassive height he watches over and takes care of the Macaelenses.