Galera



The village is located at  843 meters above sea level and has 1.183 inhabitants (2014). The town has an important historical and cultural heritage and a well-preserved nature that includes a variety of beautiful natural landscapes, ranging from semi-desert and steppe areas in lower altitudes up to wooded areas in the Cordilleras. Most of the inhabitants live in cave houses.

Points of Interest in Galera


  • Iglesia parroquial de Nuestra Señora de la Anunciación (1555, National Historic Monument);
  • Cave district;
  • Museo de Galera (exhibition of the historic remains they have found at Castellon Alto;
  • Castellon Alto (bronce period);
  • Necrópolis de Tútugi;
  • Cerro del Real (archeological remains bronce period) National Monument;
  • Watch towers: "La Torre de Ozmin" / "La Torre de Fuente Amarga" / "La Torre de Teón o de Albarrani";
  • "El Cerro de la Virgen";
  • "Fuente del Huevo": 6 km from Galera next to the old road to Castillejar.
A sun flower field in Galera
A sun flower field in Galera
View on Galera
View on Galera

Festivities in Galera



Fiestas:

  • On the 4th of January "Rosario de San Aquilino" is celebrated;
  • From the 15th to the 18th of January "San Anton" is celebrated;
  • With Eastern several procession are held;
  • On the 3rd of May the day of the crosses is celebrated;
  • The weekend closest to the 15th of May a festival is held in honor of San Isidro characterized by high local participation. This is held in the hamlet La Alquería
  • On the 20th of June "San Juan" is celebrated in the hamlet Cortijo del Cura;
  • From the 7th until the 16th of August the Fiestas Patronales en honor del Santísimo Cristo de la Expiración;
  • In the weekend that is the closest to the 7th of October the "Fiesta de la Virgen del Rosario" is celebrated;
  • On the 13th of November the "Día de Santa Lucía" is celebrated;
  • From the 15th till the 23rd the "Misa de los Gozos" is held and it is the most famous folkore festival of Galera.

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Basic Information Galera


Galera (37°44′35″N 2°33′05″O)

Altitude: 843 meters

Population: 1.183 inhabitants (2014)

 

Distances:

Distance to Granada: 139 km

Distance to the beach: 132 km (Aguilas)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 273 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 154 km

 

Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


Facilities:

  • Supermarkets: yes
  • Banks: yes
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Bars: yes

Location Galera

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Holiday Accommodations in Galera


Galera (countryside) - Altiplano:   The house occupies the place of the former stables and barn of the mill. It has a lounge and kitchen on the ground floor and on the first floor, a bathroom and bedroom. The apartment is overlooking...

Number of persons: 2/ Price: from € 60,- a night, € 360,- a week

from € 60,-



Galera (countryside) - Altiplano:  The apartment is situated in the part of the traditional mill where the flour was delivered. It has a large living room with fireplace, a kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The swimming pool is.......

Number of persons: 4 / Price: from € 120,- a night, € 720,- a week

from € 120,-



Galera (countryside) - Altiplano: The apartment is situated in a renovated water mill close to Galera, It has a living room with open kitchen, two bedrooms and a spacious bathroom. The lovely big garden has a swimming pool and.....

Number of persons: 4 / Price: from € 120,- a night, € 720,- a week

from € 120,-



Galera (countryside) - Altiplano:  This apartment was part of the old mill itself where the old machinery was situated. It has a living room with open kitchen, two double bedrooms and a bathroom. The swimming pool is situated in the....

Number of persons: 4 / Price: from € 120,- a night, € 720,- a week

from € 120,-



Galera (countryside) - Altiplano:  The apartment was the original home of the former miller. It has a living room with open kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The lovely big garden has a swimming pool and a playground for......

Number of persons: 4 / Price: from € 120,- a night, € 720,- a week

from € 120,-



Galera (countryside) - Altiplano:  An apartment for 4 people, which has a living room with open kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Formerly this was the part of the mill where the machinery for milling wheat was installed. The pool...

Number of persons: 4 / Price: from € 120,- a night, € 720,- a week

from € 120,-