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April 25, Ohanes: Traditional festivities in San Marcos
Like every year, in the last days of April, the people of Ohanes, celebrates the feast of its patron saint, San Marcos. This saint was characterized as a great lover and animal advocate, and these were, as the story goes, those who worshiped him when he was thrown into the arena of the Roman circus to be devoured by lions. For this reason it is believed that is the popular tradition of making and revere bulls bow down before the image of San Marcos.
August 14, Ohanes: Pilgrimage of Tices
On 14 August, Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Tices where all night the Virgin; invade peoples porches, cane fields, and stream everyday cooking overnight. The day after the ceremonies, the evening, the image is carried on the shoulders to the village in the usual places traditional salve is sung. On reaching the village, in the place known as "" Port "" neighbors, priest and representatives of the Brotherhood of Our Lady, made the welcome and sings again saved.
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BARRIO ALTO OF ERAS
Set of traditional terraced houses, dry stone or masonry, with small garden spaces and balates access also in stone.
BRICKS KILN TICES
Masonry construction with a rectangular Cabin, which is accessed by two large twin combustion chambers of significant dimensions.
CANAL OF HERRERIAS
Channel profile very pronounced, almost vertical, partially excavated in the rock of mica-slate.
Canyon Mirador the Espeñuelas
Again we find a stunning panoramic view towards the Chico River Canyon, the mountains and especially the Tagus of Palomares (located opposite the cut). Below we can see still subsistence crops on terraces, reminiscent mime and maximum utilization of land and water from the world Hispano. These terraces used water from the acequia de la Vega, allowing irrigated land divided into three distinct areas: weekly watering vegetables, fruit and vines irrigated once every 24 days, and eventual irrigation areas in spring and summer (mainly olive trees). From these general ditches out armbands or branches defined with specific names, and dispatchers acequieros or water leading to the entrance of each plot. If we go beyond this perimeter path for the people arrive to a hermitage of Souls, Located at the entrance of the town reminds us of the heavy load of popular religiosity Andarax entire valley from the martyrs of the War of the Alpujarras and Counter Catholic Council of Trent encouraging us to intercede for the souls in purgatory. This sacralization of space involves placing shrines of souls to remember the dead, dear family, we must save purgatory by our intercession and prayers, and we must always be at peace with God and free from sin, for death awaits us in any time. But it also served as a shrine for God entrusted to your trip, always dangerous at the time.
CARPENTRY MANUEL FUENTES
Two-storey building with flat roof masonry, with basements dedicated to accommodate the hydraulic system, consisting of a vertical wheel served by the canal of payment.
Two-storey building with flat roof and eaves launa Moorish tiles. Vanos with segmented arch. Balconies with shelves, supported by brackets. Cast iron railing with figures of angels. Under the house called "Porch Las Animas" which is collected in a separate file appears.
CAST OF HERRERIAS
Large deck and open front structure, built of masonry, formed by two large walls, somewhat convergent, ranging cattle in height with decreasing surface topography. At the bottom, the walls are open after two separate twin spans arch. She comes a load channel that would trigger a large horizontal axis rodezno supported in those walls. This, in turn, transmit their force to a system of "pile" and / or blowers, which would serve the smelter in a room attached.
Cemetery appreciable dimensions arranged sloping fountain, surrounded by a great wall of stepped masonry buttresses.
CHAPEL OF THE SOULS OF OHANES
Small rectangular chapel, built in concrete, with hipped roof very pronounced slope, now cement, Arabic tile with batter on the edges. Supports cover a roof of wood. The cover is for a simple arch.
CHICO RIVER BRIDGE
Single span bridge with arch, somewhat lowered, built in masonry.
Chico River Trail A PR-249
El Sendero del Río Chico (Ohanes) - PR-A 249 is located in the western part of the province of Almería. Runs along the southern slope of Sierra Nevada. This is an area of \u200b\u200bgreat natural beauty with great contrasts. The trailhead is a traditional slate flagstone walkway, with a steep slope, surrounded by everyday cooking or farming terraces, a few meters from the start of this leaves the left Cortijo de los Morenos. With stunning views of the Sierra Nevada National Park and the neighboring Sierra de Gádor subsequently encounters a forest of pines. Following the well-marked rise, and always continues winding downward, indicating beacons guided trail that passes between bowlines, balates abandoned farmhouses and traditional, everyday cooking or farming terraces, rafts and eras, showing the traditional architecture of the Sierra alpujarreña. Following beacons indication path reaches the bed of the Rio Chico, you have to cross. Across is an information panel assembly of great ethnographic interest Ironworks Mill, a small amount reaches the section quoted set that is to the left. Keep climbing until you reach the remains of a traditional farmhouse that is to the left and below the trail. Following the trail, now flat and narrow, passes a waterfall (from Acequia of Careo). Avanza and the way forward, the remains of another building belonging to the ethnographic-industrial heritage of the municipality: The Factory of Light. Reach her following the path, slightly downward, after which there is a crossroads: on the left the Factory of Light, and right continues the path back to the town of Ohanes. Following the latter, descends by a steep road and cement, after which the right is a sign indicating trail and access to a paved track. This leads directly to the Chico River recreational area that is to the left. By continuing the mountain track reaches the residential area and El Carmen in the left rural municipal complex (Botanical Garden, Lodge Cottages) before the municipal pool. At the end of it, another 3-way intersection, which is on the left bypasses the town, on the right is the road that leads to the nearby town of Beires, and going straight, leads directly to the municipality of Ohanes.
Church of the Immaculate Conception of Ohanes
(XIX century). Strategically located in the central square of the town, on a balcony overlooking the village, known for its monumental in size and height, plus the novelty of its neoclassical design. It was built between 1790 and 1795 by the architect Manuel Martín Rodríguez, disciple and nephew of Ventura Rodríguez, high expression of the Spanish architecture of the eighteenth and the official testing by the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. Faced with the usual Mudejar churches Alpujarra this temple, built to replace a previous Moorish who had remained small, notable for its strong imprint in classical facade, composed as a classical temple with pediment capping and general sobriety. We should mention the volume of the bell tower crowning the main entrance. Internally has a Latin cross plan with a single nave covered by a barrel vault with lunettes, and Cruise dome on scallops, although we see the painted decoration in the vaults, arches, cornices and especially on the deck of the cruise, is newer and incompatible with the spirit of cleaning and decorative compositional clarity of neoclassicism of the moment. The altar was dominated by a baroque altarpiece dedicated to the Virgen de los Dolores, but unfortunately disappeared during the Civil War, as much of the original imagery and liturgical equipment of the church.
CORRALIZA OF FABRIQUILLA
Great corral built of masonry, with mica-slate stone and mud.
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Cows-fold Polarda Collado del Espino-PR-A248
This tour starts at the top, next to the ring road of the village and runs along the left bank of the Rio Chico, the old Camino de la Sierra. This path will lead to the laying Azayana will cross a length of about 4 km. From this place you can start back on the path of the river, down to the dock and start the ascent to the shelters of the flock of the Cows, the Bivouac Polarda or picnic Collado del Espino and link to the summit, which gives a great connection for mountain tours as Integral Sierra Nevada route for mountaineers or re Ohanes the track.
CROSS OF CALVARY
Small wooden crosses placed on the facades, other than it was the Via Crucis on Good Friday.
Wooden cross on shale cliffs overlooking the valley of Andarax.
DANIEL PRESS TIO
Press for extracting wine and zurrache by metal screw. Canned related to the process of wine making items such as wooden barrels and other instrumentos.l
DE LA FABRIQUILLA OHANES
Building consists of two buildings, and 2, respectively the top floor with loft, covered gable with Arabic tiles. Access the headwall. Vanos with segmental arches. Great wall hanger, masonry, driving water. Two large rafts of successive longitudinal trace in channel desage to regulate the flow of water. In large gap position on the central few large deposits for feedback of the same appear. Emphasize making the channel gates.
DEPOSIT OF TICES
Between the terraces, near the shrine, you can see pieces of Roman tiles and pottery, without it being possible to determine the existence of structures.
EL CASTILLEJO OF OHANES
Fortaleza composed of a greater bulwark, with a simple perimeter masonry walls with small openings and a starting defensive tower, also in masonry, in this case with lime mortar. The enclosure comes what ppudiera be a ditch-a raised masonry wall for water supply with outstanding slices at a side that could have a defensive item.