This month, as Spain prepares to welcome International tourists once more, Álora has been recognised by the Andalusian Government as a municipality of particular tourist interest. This makes it one of just 24 areas (including the likes of Ronda, Antequera and Mijas) singled out as a result of its heritage and culture.
In addition to the Arabic Castle, the town museum and historic urban area, Álora was also praised for the importance of the (now world-renowned) Caminito del Rey at El Chorro and the surrounding conservation areas and natural parks; the Sierras de Alcaparaín and Aguas and the Destailadero de los Gaitanes natural park, as well as the town’s traditional festivals and fiestas (including the annual soup festival!)
To celebrate the recognition, Álora town hall has put together this new video highlighting the town’s history and culture (with a lovely Spanish guitar soundtrack!):