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Almócita looks at his past with two new viewpoints and recovering the courtyard of the Church of Mercy
The town already has three alpujarreño new interest after completion of scheduled performances in the Tourism Plan Almeria Alpujarra. This is the recovery of an abandoned enclosed courtyard of the Church of Our Lady of Mercy and the creation of two new viewpoints, some have taken advantage of the ancient eras of the municipality, as the Age of The Raft Hazas and space Las Espeñuelas. The acting in the Church, the one made of stone all the Alpujarra, involved the recovery of solar outdoor patio, emerged from the collapse of the roof in the early twentieth century, leaving only the high altar. This space, so far devoid of utility, is now a hall of access to information that reflects the Church of the religious architecture of the Alpujarras, where the common denominator is Mudejar art. Informative panels contain information on the difficult coexistence between Moors and Christians, referring to 'the peace of the Alpujarras' and the events of May 1570, the functionality of Mudejar art and its relationship to the Moorish culture, exemplifying with other symbolic points of the Alpujarra, the stone building, the importance of doors and entrances at the time, and the history of the Church of Our Lady of Misericordia.Antonio Ortiz Manuel Oliva, Abla mayor and president of ADR Alpujarra and Almeria Tourism Plan states that "this adaptation allows to recover this abandoned to enhance the artistic values \u200b\u200bof the parish church as a unique example of Moorish art in stone and with the peculiarity of having a magnificent armor in the head space." Lookouts in the ages In order to exploit the site of the ancient eras, the Tourism Plan has also conducted two performances in the Age of Hazas and The Raft of The Espeñuelas with placing elements of observation, recognition and signaling panoramic viewpoint. The first locates points of the Alpujarra as Captain Cerro, La Solana mines, the Royal Way Foundation, The Red Pepper, the Church of Our Lady of Mercy, the Jewish quarter, the castillejo Beires or Ermita de la Virgen de los Desemparados. Meanwhile, the viewpoint of Las Espeñuelas also located the source of the birth of Beires the castillejo, the Shrine of Our Lady of the Abandoned or reference to its mining reserve. In the words of Mayor Almócita, Francisco García, these actions represent "the possibility of interpreting our history and the environment around us, and that includes one of the viewpoints and the other Sierra Nevada and the Sierra de Vega Gádor, which are the two mountain ranges that surround us, "and adds that" Tourism is considered the future, promotes population settlement and for this we must have the right environment, as these actions promote or five hiking trails or camping future will open in Almócita "he concludes. The acting manager of the Tourism Plan, Agustin Cabrera, believes that "these actions are to be made available to the public recreational public places, by installing street furniture, and to disseminate historical heritage among local residents and visitors."
Geological Alpujarra, seen through their memory and botanical
A self-guided and informative itinerary called 'Paseo de La Alpujarra. Botany and geology of a region 'memory, help interpret botanical and geological resources of the territory of La Alpujarra, from interpretive panels, designed as scenic lookouts. This new attraction will feature a fitness equipment and adapting urban space and pedestrian accessible to residents of Santa Cruz de Marchena and other visitors. Titles that identify scenic lecterns will 'Botany and cultures Islamic tradition', 'Sierra Nevada, the roof of Almería', with a targeted this chain vision, and 'La Alpujarra, a world of mountains', focusing on the history geological area and La Alpujarra in general. In this sense, Antonio Ortiz Manuel Oliva, Abla mayor and president of the ADR Alpujarra Almeria and Tourism Plan, believes that "this botanical and geological walk has a deep commitment to cultural, tourist and educational outreach, to inform the visitor of the landscape features a synthetic and comprehensive manner, dividing each into two complementary information. " Meanwhile, the mayor of Santa Cruz de Marchena, Felipe Berenguer, believes that "this action will be a further incentive for the people and for the whole region, give life to encourage people to visit it. In the end it comes to adding incentives, like the three trails that recently opened for tourists to know this area. " Content Botany memory provide an analysis of the three plant species related to Islamic footprint today, fig, pomegranate and myrtle Moorish, but giving special prominence to the uniqueness of this latest botanical species of great beauty, endemic status and is believed virtually disappeared, but now, for the first time, will be reintroduced in the Almeria area. Meanwhile, geological or lapidary, memory will create a simple collection of representative rocks of the three major formations that define this part of La Alpujarra: Gador Sierra, the valley and the end of Sierra Nevada. Selected rocks, which are divided by two sets forming the orographic region, limestone dolomite Terque are usually used as ornamental rock for construction and uses, phyllites and quartzites of Alhama red, white quartzite Instinción; blocks of travertine Alicún, used as an ornamental stone and constructive use for the production of lime, mica-slate, metamorphic rock of Paleozoic age Alboloduy; permotriásicos Rágol plasters; laminated sandstones of Santa Cruz, or to obtain carbonated hematite iron Sierra Nevada. The acting manager of the Tourism Plan, Agustin Cabrera, emphasizes that the pedestrian route and urban park "will feature public equipment, benches and bins will be distributed along the entire route, plus rush planters with irrigation drip in order to beautify the area. "
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'Festivals and Events',' What to visit? ',' Walking Routes', 'Where to eat?', 'Where to stay?', 'Where to Buy', 'Services',' Buffet ',' Notebook From Blog ',' Personal Profile '. Under these titles a wide tourist information about the Alpujarras in Almeria 'Alpuguía', the (APP) application for smartphones and tablets, which is available from Monday in four languages, Castilian, English, French and German, for the two systems is developed major operating, Android and iPhone and also from the web www.alpuguia.com / apps. An initiative launched by the Tourism Plan Alpujarra, which presents itself as a revolutionary alternative to broadcast the entire estate, hotel, restaurant or nature of this area of \u200b\u200bthe province in one of the platforms of entertainment and information query higher growth, as is navigation in handheld devices. From the application, a free download, you can access to the whole range of accommodation, catering and tourist services in the Alpujarra, over 140 establishments where you can eat, and over 40 places to stay between B and farmhouses. It also has access to more than 75 hiking trails that are spread throughout the region, with description and various information like miles away, approximate time, accumulated slope, maximum height difficulty. In addition, the APP has access to information on more than 1,500 tourist items like gazebos, fountains, religious heritage, stately homes and pictures and provides additional information on active recreation, RV or taxi areas, complete with more than 500 QR codes spread over all the business of the Alpujarra and major tourist sites concurrency. Abla's mayor and president of the ADR Alpujarra Almeria and Tourism Plan, Antonio Ortiz Manuel Oliva also noted that "the Alpuguía offers a personalized experience, as each user can start generating and marking their spaces and favorite content, or share social networks with your friends and followers.'s 'word of mouth' of our time and one of the most direct and effective recommendation of a tourist destination "forms. This 'tourist buffet' allows the application to make recommendations on places to visit, accommodations or advice on where to eat once chosen the town to visit. A novel system that allows file a tight supply as possible to the expectations of tourists. The acting manager of the Tourism Plan, Agustin Cabrera, believes that "the 'Alpuguía' comes as a huge opportunity to reach our target audience."
The iron ore mining, star of 'open museum' Beires
A journey with six stops for different corners of the urban fabric of Beires recreate the memory of iron mining, developed in the mountains of the town since the late nineteenth century until the thirties of the last century. Be an open museum that will also have substantial information and material remains of what led to the area, both economically and socially this business development. Antonio Ortiz Manuel Oliva, Abla mayor and president of the ADR Alpujarra Almeria and Tourism Plan highlights the importance of this action for the town "with which offer a fascinating history, in many cases unknown to Almeria, a social transcendence and economic worth knowing. " The first of six stops contextualized 'Iron Mountains Beires', an approach to mining reserve, almost 1,800 meters high, to the industrial archeology of the Alpujarra, where ore offered great purity and was easily removable to be shallow galleries. The second stop, 'A Quest for the treasures of the earth, "says the arrival of foreign companies such as Societe des Mines de Beires, The Mining or Echevarrieta Soria and Campbell, who leased the rights to exploit local dealers. The third stop analyzing the 'Social Conflict', derived from the harsh working conditions and high workplace accidents, while the mining town promoted by engineer Walter McLellan, with workers' houses, schools, hospital, commissary, documented example the so-called 'social paternalism. " The fourth deals with the life and work of technicians, engineers and entrepreneurs as said McLellan, Jakob Hoeltz, Horacio and Andres Cassinello Echevarrieta. The fifth stop on the museum tells 'The Problems of Railway Transport', recalling the enormous overhead wire over 15 miles in length built 1904, second longest in Spain. The latter is dedicated to 'Close, emigration and forget', although the company Adaro tried reopening and the current access road was built back some of the mining town, in 1962 the mines were completely abandoned. For Beires Mayor Antonio Yebra, "this museum to discover the roots of our people, has been grouped everything to give a value and that both that visit us as citizens of the Alpujarra themselves know their own history." "Tourism happens to be one of the most important future options for the area and for the union of all it is necessary," he says. The acting manager of the Tourism Plan, Agustin Cabrera, appreciates this new museum as "a great value for the area around the historic and cultural character of which is provided with scenes made from steel and concrete and remembering a past life for zone ".