Alameda, in the province of Malaga , Information, history and Property for Sale and Rent
description : This small town of barely 5,000 inhabitants north-west of Antequera is probably most famous for its cadaverous celebrity El Tempranillo, the legendary 19th century bandit born in nearby Jauja and buried in Alamedas Iglesia de la Purisima Concepcion church.The so-called Principe de la Sierra, prince of the mountains, is the most colourful of Andalucias many bandit heroes.
History of Alameda
history : Alameda was also an important settlement in Roman times, with the remains of a Roman villa and baths and a wealth of artefacts discovered suggesting a major trade and military base at the site in the first century BC.The remains of the baths are maintained in a 3000 square metre enclosure in Calle Enmedio, and have been dated to between the first and third centuries AC.The site is now a preserved national monument.
Things to visit in Alameda
to visit : The baroque Iglesia de la Purisima Concepcion was built in 1696, the church tower being a later addition, along with the remarkable rococo altar piece at the head of the nave.The church was actually expanded sideways in 1779 with two new aisles, supported by eight massive pillars, to accommodate the towns burgeoning new population.The tomb of El Tempranillo can be seen in the churchs interior patio
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