His name "La Alpujarra door" is well deserved, as it covers from the coast to peaks above 2000 meters in Sierra Gador, sea and mountain as a land of contrasts, an adjective that defines our Alpujarra.
The Sierra and the clear waters of the rivers Grande and Chico please allow Berja water sources and its identity. The result is a landscape endowed with great personality, and exalted by the romantic travelers of the nineteenth century.
This richness and diversity can be seen not only a village located in a central position in the town, with a stellate and irregular setting the vega. But in many surrounding neighborhoods: Alcaudique, Benejí, Castala, Chiran, Peñarrodada ...
To understand these keys must go back to the past. San Tesifón, your employer, defined the Roman world and early Christianity, but it will last hispanomusulmán who will leave a lasting impression with the Alcazaba Villavieja.
But the brightest moment for Berja be the nineteenth century, first with lead mining and then grape boat, materializing their mark on magnificent bourgeois homes of the nouveau riche.
Let us approach Berja to recover that memory of the past.