The minaret is part of the village parish church, but it was once part of the Muslim mosque that stood on the same site, and which was transformed into a Christian place of worship. This minaret was...
The Santa Ana parish church is the most important building in the villlage. It dates back to the 16th century and is a Mudejar style work with one nave and one transept. The main nave is covered...
Its name probably comes from the salt deposits that existed in Roman times, a place which was known in those days as Salaria Bastitanorum. Name of its inhabitants: Salarenos. Leyend: The...
Nestled within the Parque Natural de las Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama, Salares is a village that still preserves its Arab past to this day. As this white hamlet emerges from the mountainous landscape, visitors are blessed with a picturesque image.
Any time is a good time to visit Salares, but September is a particularly special month. This is when the Festival Árabe Andalusí (Al-Andalus Arab Festival) is held, honouring the Arab history of this village and the Axarquía region.
THERE"S NO GETTING LOST IN SALARES
With its Arab heritage, Salares forms part of the Ruta Mudéjar in Axarquía. This route combines the cultural highlights of these seven formerly Al-Andalus villages with the extraordinary natural beauty of the Parque Natural de las Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama.
The Casa del Torreón and the remains of the fortress and old mosque wall also date back to Muslim Spain, not to mention the town plan of Salares. Before going for a stroll around the village, you should keep in mind that some of the streets are so steep that you have to use the steps to be able to climb them.
The Parroquia de Santa Ana is the most important monument in Salares. Built in the 16th century in the Mudéjar style, it has a single nave with a transept, as well as a door with a semi-circular arch. On the outside, there is an outstanding minaret from the mosque over which the church was built. One of the finest examples of Almohad art in Spain, it has been declared a national historic-artistic monument.
The village is located on a hill and on the eastern side there is a bridge over the Salares river. Built by the Romans, it is in a perfect state of conversation.
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