JOSÉ MARÍA “EL TEMPRANILLO” (A BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE) Although not a native of Málaga, José María carried out many of his greatest forays in the province and is thought to had settled in the village of...
This church was built on the orders of the Marquis and Marchioness of Estepa and its origins can be traced back to the 17th and 18th centuries (1696 to 1700). The church is an example of baroque...
Reconstruction of an Historic Event with Bandit José María El Tempranillo, Alameda, Celebrated in September. Unique Festival
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This stage goes through three areas in Málaga Province: Antequera , Guadalteba and Guadalhorce Valley . It starts in Alameda (the area in Antequera) and it goes through seven...
The Great Málaga Path. Stage 17: Alameda - Fuente de Piedra (English)
Alameda is a key stop on the 'El Tempranillo' Route. A crossroads since ancient times, this town in the Antequera region takes you back to the bandit era when you visit, creating an experience that combines culture, tradition and romanticism.
In addition, Alameda possesses interesting archaeological sites and a lagoon that has been declared a nature reserve. All of which provide temptation for lovers of outdoor activities, and to recover, what better than the trying the succulent cuisine of the inland town in the Málaga province?
MUST SEE SIGHTS IN ALAMEDA
Alameda houses the mausoleum of the famous bandit José María "El Tempranillo". You can see it in the courtyard on the church of the Inmaculada Concepción.
The church of the Inmaculada Concepción is one of the most remarkable buildings in the town. Construction work started in the 18th century and it possesses three dressing rooms. Amongst its works of art, a statue of Christ on the cross and a valuable collection of oil paintings stand out.
Roman Thermal Baths dating back to the 1st and 3rd century A.D are one of the other cultural treasures of Alameda. They have been declared a National Monument and a Site of Cultural Interest. A Topic Center allows us to know the function of these old baths.
However, the presence of man in these lands dates back thousands of years, as testified by Alameda's Chalcolithic Necropolis, a complex of artificial caves created between the years 2500 to 2000 B.C. In its pits, lithic, ceramic and skeletal remains have been discovered.
In order to get a first hand look at the lives and customs of the country folk and merchants of the region, Alameda has a Museo de Antiguos Aperos and a Centro Temático del Campo Andaluz.
In the centre of town you can also see the Fuente de la Placeta built in the 18th century. It has becomes one of the town"s symbols.
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