Almogia

Within its municipal boundaries, Almogía accomodates five hamlets: Arroyo Coche, Barranco de Sol, Los Moras, Los Núñez and Monterroso. The township holds vestiges from every civilization that has populated the Iberian peninsula: Iberians, Phoenicians, Romans, Moors and Christians. Almogía is of Moorish origin and was named Al-Mexia, Arab for the beautiful.

The settlement was built on the hills sloping down from the Castillo de Almogía, presumably built in the 11th century. It was easily defendable thanks to its location on top of a rocky hill. The last remainder of the old castle is the Torre de la Vela, that still towers high above the village. Other monuments are the parish church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, erected in the 16th century on top of the remains of a mosque, the hermitage Sagrado Corazón de Jesús and the hermitage Las Tres Cruces, built in the 16th and 18th century respectively.

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