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.
Parish Church of San Sebastián.
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