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Andarax river water, source of life for the entire valley, the protagonist in your raft located in the heart of the village with a twelfth century bathrooms. Agriculture took center stage as local economic base from the world and remained Hispano Christian era, with special emphasis in the nineteenth century with the green stain grape vines boat, whose wealth allowed raise important bourgeois houses that dot the village. But that is the memory, now dominates the orange, in irrigation, with serious performance, while the olive and almond trees adapted to dry. Alicún awaits us to enjoy their identity, in a haven of peace and contact with nature.
Alicún to Gatuna PR-A307
On this trail you will enjoy and discover places of great natural beauty, in some cases, and corners marked by the imprint of history lived in others. A clear example is at the start of this route in this Town Hall Square, where you can see a pool or hot spring that was already used in Roman times and marked the Muslim Alicún. These, called "huecijanos bathrooms" (as in the Middle Ages, the town was a slum Huécija), are the backbone of the town's history, first Roman baths, then Arabic Hamman, is one of the challenges of the municipality betting on recovery, and even building a spa on site. On the way you can enjoy the Park of the gardens that teaches the latest homes and farms of the center town of citrus and other fruit to give a special color to the road and going down to the Place La Solana, on the promenade of the town. In Umbria called Spot The pan will allow you to enjoy stunning views of the valley: Gador, Sierra and the Sierra Alhamilla Filabres. After 4 km. from the start, the trail returns to near Alicún, next to a Mirador, where you can recharge, eat something, and fill our canteens at source Mine 200 m towards the village. The trail still holds other surprises, after crossing an area of \u200b\u200bvineyards, enters the Loma Alicún, area with prehistoric archaeological sites and thereby diverting them a little to our right at km. 4.58 we can see a Megalithic Necropolis. A little further on the path turns into channel one can see the remains of a medieval road just before running into the first signs of the quarry to which we go, there you can observe large blocks result of quarrying for different uses (cement, sand, stone decoration, ...). Eventually the trail ends at the House of Pawns Camineros (booth Gatuna) after 4 km climb after crossing the autonomic Ctra A-348, which we must take precautions, and navigate a stretch of the road between Felix-Enix. This less traveled by crossing the Gador to the coast of Almería but no longer a road.
August 25, Alicún: Party Guest
The holiday is celebrated between days 21 and 26 August. These days the Party Vote, which celebrates how popular acclaim approved seek protection from San Sebastian to rid them of the cholera epidemic is commemorated.
Balsa and Clock Tower
This raft-birth, whose background gushing water, is the testimony of the historic thermal baths Alicún, as mentioned by the Muslim geographer Al-Idrisi, and was the origin of the first settlement of the town, first born Huécija neighborhood, but in the sixteenth century and is considered as one of the 10 places in the Lordship of Marchena in the hands of the Duke of Maqueda. Furthermore, we appreciate the stylized building at the bottom of the raft actually corresponds to an old clock tower that governed the life of the population.
BALSA HIGH MILL
Balsa quadrangular, about 2 x 2 meters, built in concrete.
Barranco del Rincon de Esteban
Barranco boxed, developed on carbonate materials, which acts as the main header posillo Canyon.
(XII century). Although it might be a first Roman use, these baths are cited in the twelfth century. The bathhouse, itself, is reduced to a balseta and a lobby, now locked in a shed, popularly known as "The Cuartillo", located behind the tower. Recent research allotted Almohad period (twelfth century) the foundation of this structure. Anecdotally we know that the low flow of these hot baths rose to mark the violent earthquake in 1804. The use of the bathhouse was paid, the price of a quarter in its last stage, benefiting the municipal coffers. To protect the quality of water was forbidden to swim in the pond-birth, which did not prevent many people were taking advantage of the dark summer nights. The baths were languishing until it closed in the sixties.
Café-Bar La Balsa
Closed on Mondays. Specializing in custom paellas. All fresh fish weekends. Wide variety of tapas, good value prices. Quiet and pleasant atmosphere.
Cemetery surrounded by masonry walls. The cover features curved pediment, topped with wrought iron cross. Inside, old church built in masonry, gable roof with Arabic tiles, false dome half inside, drum supported by pilasters with molded arches with scroll in the center. Stresses the rich pictorial decoration of the chapel. Attached to the walls of the cemetery, some older burials appear.
CHAPEL FARMHOUSE D. ALFREDO
Cortijo rectangular, from a height, with progress having a second lower level for rest of the topographic surface. Cover openings flat lintels. Integrated inside a chapel of a Latin cross appears on scallops with vaulted arches robust. On the cover, has a similarly vain targeted to single window that appear in pairs on both sides of the ship. On the cover, on the cover itself, a small campanile appears equally targeted, today no bell. In the chapel altar set and simple wooden altarpiece appears. On both sides of the transept chapels paths appear with wooden furniture. Pictures, holy water, crucifixes, etc.., Lying on the ground appear.
Cuts of Alicun
Town center, Mirador de la Cruz.
Family house Cortés González
(XIX century). On the street Huécija 5 we can find a second sample of historicist bourgeois house, with the particularity that the lower holes recercamiento mimics the stalls, as in the corners. Also watermark the balcony railings shows the good economic situation of the former owners, as the importance of the railings has usually been an element of social distinction.
HOUSE LUIS MARTINEZ
Two-storey house with flat roof launa. Framed by socket, side bolsters and top-trim entablature with architrave, frieze and cornice with plain decoration balo the same facade. The building is divided into two parts by molding that is attached to the molded cornice balcony. The upper floor has a central opening with segmented arch framed by moldings, flanked by two bays framed by strips with segmented arches and dust. On the lower floor is the doorway, framed by lintel and girdles, and two bays with segmental arches.
House Raimundo Gutierrez
(XIX century). After our walk between orange arrived at this house, which responds to Almeria historicist model bourgeois house of the late nineteenth century, widely representadada in the capital, but that is clearly different from the traditional alpujarreña housing. It is located on Calle La Vega 1, which is part of an old neighborhood almost disappeared today. The building, with two floors, shows a side facade framed between pilasters and perfectly organized with holes distributed symmetrically and classical way and crowned with the usual arch. Complete with a marked cornice and a flat roof. The interior is structured around the common patio lights or skylight, in this case with a prestigious gallery polilobulados arches.
January 18, Alicún: Fiestas de San Sebastian
The festivities take place from 18 to 20 January. The town is dumped their parties to honor their patron and protector San Sebastian, January 20, his feast day.
L. LOW MILL MARTINEZ
Remains of old mill, including the nature of two storeys and built of masonry cárcavo preserved.
LA SOLANA AND SPLITTER Umbria
Splitter canal, built in stone and masonry, which divides the water coming from the raft Alicún. The water, after being used by the two mills, about 4 meters from the lowest cárcavo, is divided between the ditch and the ditch La Solana La Umbria.
The public laundries were an essential element of female sociability, the best place to communicate the women apart from the tutelage of the priest, father or husband, so transcended its function obvious sanitary work. Constituted a fundamental social relation feminine space, a meeting place to exchange experiences, discuss current problems and even afford the license to cross words with looks or youth, taking the burden of the animals at the waterhole. But they were too basic for domestic hygiene before the public supply to rural households in the sixties and seventies of last century. This utility also leveraging the outlet water from the thermal baths, very good quality of life in women Alicún, released hardness washing with cold water in winter, as is commonly the case in the rest of peoples. At the end of the central channel of the splitter utility that regulates and distributes irrigation water among different armbands of different ranks payments.
LIME KILN TORTOSA
Lime Kiln quadrangular, built in masonry. It has two large buttresses on the main side, where the span appears to manipilación oven.
LOMA DE ALICUN
Loma extension at the foot of the mountain range, with strong strategic and visual value on the river Andarax: Neccrópolis comprising six megalithic tombs formed by large stones.
Masonry dam built with thicker wall straight downward and outward. Has a central external buttress, on which stands a weir channel. Has an inner side wall could be built later to act dike.
Following the streets and Angel Huécija our route may fade upon entering Alicún Uptown, which retain the characteristics of medieval urban Muslim preserve family privacy and the private sphere: narrow winding streets and ramparts (dead ends that allow penetration into the most hidden) property. Since the final stretch of the street we can ascend to Chicken stunning Mirador de La Cruz, overlooking the valley of Andarax. Finally, we can finish our walk back to the square again.
MILL HIGH L. MARTINEZ
Built in masonry, with two floors. Flat roof with small ledge alfahar brick. Inside, the grinding room and housing. Retains some of the e cient sloping nature, in which stands the brick archway. On the lower patch cárcavo magnificent masonry built with large limestone appears.
MILL ON RAFT-ALICUN
Balsa quadrangular that adapts to the ground, built of masonry, with two exterior buttresses, also masonry. Collect water from the mill aacequia.
Minaret of square plan approximately two meters square and about eight feet high, built of masonry. Presented in vain to access bow lowered. Separating the two bodies, a brick ledge alfahar appears. Crowning the tower, hipped roof with Arabic tile edges. In the upper body a watch that was removed for placement in church instead of a light bulb appears was large.