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Cuevas del Almanzora

The beautiful town of Cuevas del Almanzora is situated in the fertile valley of the Almanzora River. One of the oldest towns in the province of Almeria, it boasts of a rich history and has many impressive buildings that are favourite tourist spots in the region.

The name ‘Cuevas del Almanzora’ came from the artificial caves that can be found in the nearby hills. Miners inhabited these caves in the 19th century when silver was first discovered. The silver found in the mountains of Sierra Almagera became the main source of income for the locals and attracted many foreign fortune hunters. It was during this period that the town started to become prosperous.

The richness of the town and the legacy of the silver age are very much evident in the various infrastructures in Cuevas del Almanzora. The grand old family houses of the mining barons still stand and make for a great view. The avenues, churches, and statues are also stunning. Most of these can be found around the town hall and in the Plaza de la Constitucion.

Popular destinations in Cuevas del Almanzora include the 18th century Baroque style Parish Church de la Encarnacion which displays a painting of the Last Supper and was regarded a national monument in 1982 ; the Castillo de Cuevas del Almanzora where the Torre del Homenaje, Casa dela Tercia, and the Marquis are located. The Convent of San Antonio, the Hermitage of San Pedro de Alclala(patron saint of Cuevas del Almanzora), and the Convent of San Antonio are also famous for their façade and religious importance.

Aside from the many must-see buildings in Cuevas del Almanzora, the Fuente Alamo and the cave dwellings have also become favourites of the locals and tourists. Near the cave dwellings is the Terrera del Caguerin that has five levels of abandoned caves. The Fuente Alamo, on the other hand, is also interesting because of its archaeological site and prehistoric settlements.
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