Alcalá del Valle
Tourist zone: Sierra de Cádiz/Pueblos Blancos
Distance from the capital (km): 155
Altitude above sea level (m): 654
Area (Km2): 47
Nº of inhabitants: 5262
Name for people: Alcalareños
Postal code: 11693
Situated in a valley between Malaga and Cadiz, its popular architecture maintains a strong Moorish flavour, with its streets of white-washed houses and balconies overflowing with flowers.
Amongst its principal monuments the Baroque Church of Santa María del Valle, the Cortijo de la Cacería (16th century) which looks like a palace and the Cristo de la Misericordia Hermitage are particularly noteworthy. Water, the main natural
resource in this white town, is present in all its artistic forms.
Examples of this are to be found at the old Franciscan Convent of Caños Santos and the Fuente Grande.
Apart from its cuisine, with asparagus as the main ingredient, there are some unique traditions such asthe “Carrerita de San Juan” during Easter Week which has been declared of National Tourist Interest.
Interesting web pages with more information on this place:http://www.alcaladelvalle.es/
Official Web of Alcalá del Valle