Alora sits right in the heart of
the Guadalhorce Valley, its urban centre and old Moorish
castle perched on top of a hill making for one of the most
spectacular entrances to any town in Andalucía. The
area itself is known as the Valle del Sol, due
to the sunny weather it enjoys for most of the year. The
best-known nature parks in the area are El Chorro and the
Desfiladero de los Gaitanes (the Gorge of the Bagpipers).
The famous Caminito del Rey, a narrow and dangerous pathway
that was built across the massive rock formation here.
historians tell us that the name is Latin in origin, and
there is a stone in the parish church with the inscription "municipium
iluritanun", dated 79 B.C. We can thus deduce that this
is the municipality of lluro, from where the present name
most certainly derives. Alora has been populated since pre-historic
times, to judge by the cave paintings found in the Cueva
de Doña Trinidad
in the Hoyo del Conde area about a kilometre outside the
town. Later on, the phoenicians built the castle, which was
fortified by the Romans.
The town came under the domination
of the Crown of Castille in 1484, when it was conquered
by Ferdinand and Isabella, and a rebellion during the reign
of Felipe II, on the part of the Moriscos, ended with the
sale as prisoners of many of the rebels. The money raised
by these means went to build the foundations of the Veracruz
church. In the 17th century, Alora gained its independence
as a municipality from the city of Malaga.
This region makes a natural corridor that
crosses the province from Álora to Periana,
separated by the Antequerana Mountain range from the Mountains
of Malaga. These mountains pass by Álora to the west, leaving a landscape of
hills, olive and almond groves and scrubland. One of the
most charming features of Álora and neighbouring areas
is the large quantity of small fruit and vegetable patches,
covering the land in coloured blankets of green, with the
typical farmhouses attached.
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