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Sierro

Villages in Almeria

Sierro – Sierra de los Filabres de Almería

Sierro is a beautiful town located in La Sierra de los Filabres, belonging to the Alto Almanzora. Its urban structure recalls his Arab origin and, in many cases resembles the villages of the Alpujarra. The municipality limits with: Suflí, Laroya, Senés, Velefique, Bacares, Bayarque and Armuña de Almanzora.

In the early Middle Ages the inhabitants of La Sierra de los Filabres were mostly Mozarabic, Christians claimed to the peace treaty of 713. In 1125 most of them went away with the King Alfonso el Batallador to settle the Valle Ebro.

With the expulsion of the Moors, five hundred years later, Sierro is repopulated with neighbours coming from Murcia and Albacete, and to a less number from Castilla and the rest from Andalucía.

In the XV century it could be distinguished between Sierro and El Bajo. Its name seems to have its origin in the Latin word serra, which means mountain or mountain range, although some specialists suggest its possible Berber origin.

Sierro Monuments

Parish Church of San Sebastián.

Sierro Gastronomy

Migas de Trigo. Olla de Trigo. Rice with rabbit. Fritada de Purchena (tomatoes and peppers). Empedrado (Rice with cod and beans). Cod balls. Fried rabbit.

Sweets: Mantecados caseros. Tortas de manteca. Hornazos. Doughnuts. Roscos fritos. The land, divided into small farms, is dedicated to the cultivation of almonds and olives. Gone are the days when the field was covered with wheat fields. The cultivation of cereal is not paid and either the one of the almond.

How to get there

You have to exit Almería towards: N-340 – Murcia – Ronda de Almería – A-92 – Granada. Take the exit towards: Salida 453 – Viátor – Base Militar La Legión – A-92 – Guadix – Granada. At the roundabout, take Salida 4 and continue along: A-92. Take the exit towards: Salida 373/376 – Tabernas – Murcia – N-340a. Pass near Tabernas, Benitorafe and Macael. Follow the signs until Olula del Río. Exit Olula del Río towards Purchena and Suflí. Exit Suflí and continue in: ALP-403. Then you get Sierro.

Distances from Sierro

Tíjola 12 km
Serón 19 km
Tahal 35 km
Albox 30 km
Lubrín 59 km
Almería 92 km
Cantoria 23 km
Albánchez 36 km
Uleila del Campo 58 km


2 comentarios

  1. José Andrés Hernández Chanza escribio:

    Hola, soy hijo y nieto de vecinos de Sierro, me gustaría pasar unos días en este pueblo para saber más sobre mis ancestros y conocer costumbres y personas relacionadas con mis descendientes, preferente en las fiestas del pueblo.
    Desearía alquilar una vivienda con las necesidades oportunas puedo pagar por lo que me gusta lo cómodo.
    A la espera de que alguien me responda le saludo muy atentamente.
    Andrés Hernández.

  2. Héctor Ricardo Sierro escribio:

    No lo conocía. Leer y ver el video de un pueblo del que proviene mi apellido me conmovió. No cuento con medios para llegar a conocerlo pero mi imaginación vuela allí, a esas casitas blancas con sus azoteas diminutas y sus tejados que tanto me gustan

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