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Alora

Alora is a typical whitewashed village nestled in a majestic landscape surrounded by three rocky spurs, and overlooked by the impressive rock face of mount Hacho on the right bank of the Guadalhorce river.

Alora is located some 40 kilometres to the north of the city of Málaga, a 45 minute drive. It is on the Córdoba-Málaga high-speed train line, and has a local train service to the centre of Málaga.

Alora is the perfect get away town; removed, but not to far from the hectic life of the Costa del Sol. Its beautiful scenery and views will instil peace into visitor’s hearts

History
Atop of one of Alora's rocky spurs is the castle of Alora; this monument has stood there since the Phoenician occupied the region. The castle was then redeveloped and extended by the Romans, until its almost complete destruction by the hands of the Visigoths who became the dominant power on the Iberian Peninsula.

The castle was rebuilt once again by the Moors and remnants of this time are still intact, most notably the decorative steel door and traditional Arabic balcony.

Natural surroundings
The surrounding landscape is perfect fro trekking, with a new and inspiring view from each pinnacle you reach; in particular the view of the Guadalhorce river basin is stunning.

The area’s first industry is agriculture, most notably tropical fruits, olives and vineyards.

Festival
Alora is home to a popular flamenco festival, which takes place annually in June. Another traditional event is the Romeria de la Virgen de las Flores in September, which offers a fantastic glimpse into traditional Spanish culture.

Beaches
Alora is set inland, with the beaches in Málaga city, approximately are 45 minutes drive away. If you do not have a car there is a local train service that will take you into the centre of the city; journey time is approximately. 35 minutes.

Cuisine
Alora's cuisine is typical of southern Spain, with the region producing an abundance of olives, almonds and citrus fruits. Particular local specialities include Sope Porota, a garlic broth with croutons, scrambled eggs, spring onions and vegetables.

Climate
Alora enjoys s sub-tropical Mediterranean climate with hot summers and warm winters. Divided from the sea by the mountains means the heat can soar in summer, yet it remains comfortable for the most part. Temperatures are average 32 ºC during the summer months.



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Do not attempt to park in the town, park at the bottom of the hill and walk up.


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We don’t like the coast or beaches. Too much tourists.
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We stayed in the countryside outside of Alora, it was quiet and peaceful


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We had more Rain than we expected. But we were able to hike the camino del Rey, went to Ronda and Granada and the beach. Beautiful countryside!
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It was nice town and we were lucky be there for one day of festival. Good facilities and amenities.


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Great choice beach resorts busy and quiet. Great area.
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rememeber taht shops will be closed during sieste. Know taht the town has a large supermarket, but taht it can be difficult to find.


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we did not go to the coast, so I cannot evaluate that
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Has got everything you need


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haven't been there
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Alora is a lovely, typically Spanish town, not touristy at all.


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