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Alcóntar

Villages in Almeria

Alcóntar, North of the Sierra de los Filabres, Almería

Alcontar Municipality is located on the north side of the Sierra de los Filabres on the border with the province of Granada. The municipality borders the Almeria municipalities of Serón and Gérgal and Caniles in the province of Granada.

Amongst others, the source of the river Almanzora, in a landscape contrasting the barrenness of the hills, mountains and upland areas with the garden areas near the river.

Along with this we find the village with its winding streets and many crossroads, that always lead to tranquility and serenity.

Alcontar was established as an independent town in the late nineteenth century, although the first settlers arrived in the town during the sixteenth century, with the knights of Don Juan de Austria, whose presence is reflected in a poem, of the oral tradition, tracing the beginnings of the town.

In its term, in addition to other sources, the Almanzora river is born, in a landscape in which the aridity of the hills, mountains and dry land contrasts with the areas of orchards near the river. Next to this is the town of winding streets with numerous crossroads that always lead to tranquility and calm.

Alcóntar was established as an independent municipality at the end of the 19th century, although the first settlers arrived in the town in the 16th century, with the knights of Don Juan de Austria, a presence that has been reflected in a poem, of oral tradition, that narrates the taking from town.

Alcóntar is a town with attractive urban planning, streets that wind up to the round square, the town hall and the high-quality water source; Almeria town with a calm and silent atmosphere, as befits the mountains; a town with excellent gastronomy.

Monuments

Iglesia Parroquial

Gastronomy

Potaje blanco. Sopa de ajo. Migas. Olla de trigo. Gurullos. Gachas Patas de cordero estofadas. Hornazos.

Getting There 

Out of Almeria and take the road to Granada. Cross Huércal de Almería and continue on A-92A. Take Exit 362 – Gérgal East – Olula de Castro – Bacares
Las Menas – Seron – A-339. Cross Seron and follow signs to Alcontar.

Distances

Tíjola 19 km
Lucar 24 km
Macael 39 km
Almeria 90 km
El Hijate 12 km
Olula River 32 km
Los Castaños 100 km


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  1. EMILIO CHECA escribio:

    Buenas tardes, mi familia por parte paterna, bisabuelo Pedro checa, abuelo Emilio checa son todos desde 1860 y quizas tambien antes vecinos de Alcontar quisiera saber si la familia Checa sigue viviendo en el pueblo, un saludo desde Sevilla

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