Alomartes



The village belongs to the municipality of Íllora and is the largest of the annexes, that make up the municipality, with a population of over 2,000 inhabitants, which is increasing considerably. The area that surrounds the town is rich of archaeological sites and remains. The current population seems to emerge from people of Salamanca of which the cultural traits and customs have survived in the town.

 

 In the village and around are plentiful water sources, some of exquisite taste, others with healing properties, but the most important source is the well from Alomartes. The eighteenth century mill next to the beautiful Neoclassical Parish Church with the same age, are the highlights of this interesting town.  

 

Likewise it is a very old tradition named "Merendica" which is celebrated on the day of Cecilio, when all the people are going up to the mountains in order to collect thyme and ignite bonfires in honor of the Virgen de la Candelaria. The local holiday is celebrated in honor of the patron saint Our Lady of Sorrows on the 2nd Sunday of August.

Festivities in Alomartes


  • On the night before the 2nd of February the Candelaria is celebrated which several fires in the town;
  • On the 2nd Sunday of August the festivities in honor of  Nuestra Señora de los Dolores are celebrated
View on the church of Alomartes
View on the church of Alomartes

Points of Interest in Alomartes


  • Church (18th century)
  • Mill (18th Century)
The pond of Alomartes
The pond of Alomartes

Photo Gallery of Alomartes


Basic Information Alomartes


Alomartes (37°15′42″N 3°54′44″O)

Altitude: 700 meters

Population: 2272 inhabitants (2009)

 

Distances:

Distance to Granada: 38 km

Distance to the beach: 103 km (Malaga)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 112 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 36 km

 

Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low - medium - high


Facilities:

  • Supermarkets: yes
  • Banks: yes
  • Restaurants: no
  • Bars: yes

Location of Alomartes

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