In the north of the province of Malaga, on the border with that of Seville, this village stands on a plain at the edge of the countryside, with olive groves as its main natural resource. It boasts two elements of extreme interest for the tourist:
- Firstly, it is home to the grave of Jose Maria Hinojosa, El Tempranillo, the most famous Andalusian bandit of the 19th century, who died not far from this village at the hands of a former accomplice in 1833.
- Another interesting element for the visitor is the Laguna de La Ratosa, an area protected by the government of Andalucia.
The human settlements discovered here are extremely ancient and, according to archaeological remains discovered in the area, date back to the Calcolithic period. Archaeological evidence of Iberian tribes has also been found. However, the best-documented culture in terms of historical relics is that of the Roman era. According to Pliny, the village was then known as Astigi Vetus. During the Roman period it was an enclave of some importance where three Roman roads passed through.
Alameda has not always been part of the province of Malaga; for many years it has belonged to the Marquis of Estepa and later to the province of Seville. It was not until the first half of the 19th century that the town began to form part of Malaga.
If you are visiting, you may be interested in visiting some of the tourist attractions as well as enjoying touring the streets of this white village.
- Roman thermal baths
- Calcolytic necropolis
- Tomb of the bandit known as "El Tempranillo"
- Church of the Purísima Concepción
Other activities you can do in Alameda
If you want to participate in some of the activities that take place in this town, you can participate in one of the festivals that take place throughout the year:
- Candelaria Night on February 2nd
- Holy Week
- Carnival, just 40 days before Holy Week.
- San Isidro Day on May 14 and 15
This is a good time to visit the town, there is a competition with floral decorated streets and a party at night. On the following day there is a pilgrimage with parades and carriages that ends with a great lunch in the countryside.
- The Alameda fair takes place during August.