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Villages in Almeria


Villages in Almeria


Taberno is located in the north of the province, in the foothills of the Sierra de las Estancias, Taberno village is to be found on Mount El Madroño, with an urban area centred around the church, within a network of narrow, steep streets, small white walled houses with iron balconies and colorful patios.

The municipality limits with Vélez-Rubio, Huércal-Overa, Arboleas, Albox and Zurgena.

Taberno gained independence from Velez Rubio in 1839, there having been another attempt at independence under the 1812 Constitution, which set down as conditions of municipal autonomy; more than a thousand people, sufficient local land and distance from nearby villages. Taberno satisfied those conditions under the law and was declared independent. However, with the repeal of the 1812 Constitution it was returned to Velez Rubio until the 1837 Constitution which at last finalized the current position.

At the beginning of the century the population was about 2,500. Scarce economic resources caused by the economic crisis caused serious emigration, cutting the population to less than half. Today more favorable economic conditions are providing stability for the population and Taberno looks forward to a much better future. In agriculture, a series of improvements has been introduced, especially with the drilling of new aquifers, (underground water bearing rock formations) which provide a more stable and sustainable development. The refrigeration centre “La Pastora” has enabled the sales and marketing of goats milk.

A tradition worth mentioning is the “Dance of the Souls.” Groups are formed on December 13th for rehearsals, new groups being formed every year. Then there is singing and dancing by the people, the specialties being local songs and dances, money raised is put towards local projects. This tradition stems from early twelfth century, as can be read in the “Cadastre of Ensena”, mid eighteenth century.


Parish Church

Taberno Gastronomy

Some of the most typical dishes are: Migas with wheat. Migas with Corn. Gachastortas. (tarts) Rogiaos. Colorao with garlic. Olla de Pelotas. Gurullos with hare. Potatas Pobres.(potato dish with vegetables, flavored with garlic). “One pot” stews.

In addition, in local restaurants and taverns, you will find a wide range of traditional homemade sausages, chorizo, sausage, salami, ham accompanied by hearty stews, and the local gazpacho (which varies from village to village). Donuts and cakes for the sweet toothed can be accompanied by local wine and rum.

At Easter there a tradition where “Jews”, with their pikes to simulate the death of Christ, stood guard at night and demanded donations from houses and farms, the proceeds to help pay for the celebrations after the ceremonies ended.


Exit Almería. Take Highway Granada . Pass Huércal de Almería . Go straight on. Take the national road N-340 direction: Huércal de Almería – Almería – E-15 – N-340 – Nijar – Murcia. At the roundabout, take exit 1 Continue: A-92A in the direction: A-92 – Benahadux – Guadix. Pass Benahadux . At the roundabout, take exit 3 Continue along: A-92 heading to Guadix – Granada. Take the exit towards: Exit 376 – N-340a – Tabernas – Sorbas. At the roundabout, take exit 2 Continue: N-340A direction: Sorbas – Tabernas. Pass near Tabernas and Tahal. Around Olula del Rio, direction: A-334. pass Albox . ALP-301 and proceed to Taberno.

Distances from Taberno

Oria 38km
Maria 47 km
Pulpil 41km
Huérca 21 km
Almeria109 km
Cantoria 24km
Fuensanta 50km
Vélez Rubio 32km
Olula del Rio 30km
Cuevas del Almanzora 42km

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