Alameda is around 85 kms from Malaga and has around 5,000 residents that are called alamedanos. The name of the town comes from a stream that runs through the town Alamos.
The famous bandit El Tempranillo is buried in here in the local church, (Iglesía de la Purísima Concepción). It is 430 metres above sea level and is set in quite a flat landscape abundant with Olive groves.
It is the perfect destination for those of you that are looking for a quiet rural getaway as an alternative to the sun and sand on the costa’s.
If you are looking for traditional spanish food you will find this in Alameda with many rice dishes, rustic black pudding, spanish sausage (Chorizo) and a famous dish in this area is Port Antequera which is made with tomatoes, bread, olive oil peppers, salt and garlic, definitely something you should try. You will find this and other cuisine in the bars and restaurants dotted around the town.
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Festivals If you happen to be visiting in May you may happen upon San Isidro festival which is their patron saint, another festival is Noche de la Candelaria which is celebrated in early February. Alameda Towns feria is always held in August. Spanish festivals and ferias are a great way to experience traditional spanish culture and with a lot of fun thrown in!
San Isidro festival
Town Centre The centre of the town is the Plaza De Espana with the Fuente De la Placeta fountain as its centerpiece, it used to be the main source of fresh water for the town and was hand crafted from local stone, which is good for a holiday photo opportunity. Another busy meeting area is the Plaza de la Constitution, which is lined with many trees and where the towns residents tend to meet up.
If you like walking you can visit the Mirador de la Camorra just outside the town which offers great view over the town and surrounding area.
Fuente De la Placeta Alameda
A main attraction in Alameda is the Roman Baths Thematic centre of Alameda, you will find this museum next to the archaeological site that contains an old Roman thermal baths. The thematic centre is located in the heart of Alameda.
Another natural attraction is the Laguna De Fuente Nature reserve where you can regularly catch sight of beautiful flamingos and other birds. It’s around 10 km from the town.
Alameda has a temperate climate averaging in the mid 60’s in the winter and mid 80’s in the summer.
Laguna De Fuente Nature reserve