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Algarinejo is located in Granada Region , Andalucia

Algarinejo is situated in the Montes Occidentales and sits at the foot of the Cerro del Calvario hill. The name comes from the Arab word al-Garín (the caves). It is an agricultural village and most residents earn their livelihood from olive farming. A large part of the population lives in rural areas. The municipality, its geographical location and its way of life are ideal for both cultural and rural tourism. In some areas you can still see ancient crafts being practised such as cheese-making and salting and preserving foods. Here saddles,other leather goods, wicker products, linen and blankets are made.

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Quick information of Algarinejo Andalucía:

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2734 residents

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Schools

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Antequera 73km Málaga 98km Granada 95km

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107km to Malaga

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Health clinic

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Municipal pool

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Beach 1h 30min

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65km to Granada

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Shops, Bars, Restaurants

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Golf nearby

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Bus and train service

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201km to Sevilla

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Algarinejo Andalucía Location

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Local Information

Algarinejo Coat of Arms Granada Andalucia

Ayuntamiento de Algarinejo

C/ Alta, 1  18280 Algarinejo (Granada)  Telephone: 958-312-001 Web: www.algarinejo.es

www.algarinejo.es

Algarinejo Granada Landscape Andalucia

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Algarinejo Information 

According to the analysis of the archaeological remains found in the Tajo de la Villa Vieja and in Cerro del Almendral, the town of Algarinejo was already a settlement in the Chalcolithic era. Algarinejo was also a Roman settlement. Recent excavation of the archaeological site on Avenida de la Constitución has unearthed a lot of interesting evidence, such as the ruins of walls and floors of a building dating back to the Ibero-Roman era, as well as several graves that were part of an, as yet undated, cemetery.

During the 15th century, many battles took place in the town, as it was located on the border of the Reino Nazarí of Granada. It was finally conquered by a Christian King in 1843. The town had many caves that served as occasional refuges for local shepherds. The caves were known as al-Garín in Arabic, which gave the town its name. The caves were mentioned by Alfonso XI in his Libro de la Montería.

Algarinejo Ruins Granada Andalucia

After the Reconquista, Algarinejo fell under the jurisdiction of the Council of Loja. In 1614, Algarinejo was considered a town in its own right, it was then segregated from Loja. Fuentes de Cesna is just next to Algarinejo. It is located to the southwest of the town in the surrounding hills and ravines. Its origin is remote and it is thought that in the 15th century it may have been a town of some importance, inhabited by Arabs active in the jewellery trade. In 1940 the old town, known as Las Fuentes Viejas, was battered by a heavy storm. Falling rocks killed many people and the town was practically destroyed.

Church Algarinejo Granada Andalucia

Fiestas 

Feria de Santa Ana. This fair, also known as “feria chica”, is celebrated on 24th, 25th and 26th of July.  During these days there are lots of events in the town to celebrate the festivity of Saint Ana, the patron of the town.

Fiestas de Ntro. Padre Jesús Nazareno.  Also known as “feria grande”, it is celebrated in August. During 4 days, there are many religious and cultural events. On the last day, there is a procession of Jesús Nazareno.

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