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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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Really quaint Spanish village with beautiful buildings and shops and great views from the castle


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We went to nerja beach one day and it was great , lots of water activities to do and loads of nice shops and restaurants
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Alora is a lovely wee Spanish town and worth a visit


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Small town but had good range of bars and shops and we were happy with the places we went to - some of the restaurants were very good and exceptional value.


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Did not visit the coast.
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Didn't spend a lot of time here: it was fine for food shopping and there were a couple of really nice restaurants, the Terraza del Abuelo & the pizzaria opposite, which looked quite unpretentious but served excellent food for ridiculously low prices & pleased adults & children alike with the range & quality of dishes.


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Didn't spend time at the coast, but think it would have been very attractive for those who wanted to do this.
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Àlora is the nicest town in Spain; excellent stores and very friendly people


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This is the best coast in all of Spain
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Álora is a quiet town. So if you are going for "parties" it is not the place.


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Lots of tourist i the high season.
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Alora is a lovely little Spanish village. Although small it is lovely to see.


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The Coast is about an hour from alora by train. It is just what you would expect fuengurola is lovely.
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Lovely spanish town - typically Spanish as opposed to coastal resorts. Locals were very friendly, food and drink cheap. Alora is on a fairly steep mountain with a beautiful castle perched on the top which is well worth a visit.


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We didn't stay near the coast
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Lovely to walk around and take in the views. Nice shops and restaurants, plenty to see and do


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Lovely beaches and breath taking.
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lovely traditional spanish village with friendly people


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plenty to do for everyone on a visit
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lovely city and good drives and views


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beautiful
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charming village with lovely friendly people and a real sense of community spirit


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Only went to Marbella and Fuengirola. Nice to vist but glad to get back to Alora at teh end of each day
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great places to eat, a real delightful village


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good beaches, plenty too do
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