Los Cózares, Los Gálvez, La Loma del Aire, Los Santiagos, Los Vargas, El Castillo, La Torrecilla. Los Peinados, Los Cipreses
Los Cózares, Los Gálvez, La Loma del Aire, Los Santiagos, Los Vargas, El Castillo, La Torrecilla, Los Peinados, Los Cipreses.
Albondón Town Hall
Plaza de la Constitución 1
Tel: + 34 958 82 60 06
Population of about 850 inhabitants called albondoneros
Albondón consists of two plateaus, the upper one at about 950 meters above sea level and the lower one at about 850 meters above sea level and is located in Alpujarra about 16 km from the N340 / A7 coastal road in La Rabita, at North on the winding and beautiful A-345 road, on the southern slope of the Sierra de Contraviesa, whose highest peak is 1,545 m asl.
Albondón is known mainly for its good wines, its good grape must, its raisins, ham and sausages and also as an excellent tourist destination. You grow lots of almonds, oranges, figs, and peppers. If you come here you have to try their special chicken.
It is an ancient city with Arab ancestry, which began to cultivate the land, especially grapes for raisins and winemaking. When the Moors were expelled, the area was almost uninhabited. About 100 years ago, it was actually a large city of about 4,000 inhabitants. They exported their products from the ports of La Mamola and La Rabita, but times are changing. Today, it is about tourism and viticulture, almonds and figs. You just have to taste the local wine. The grapes have grown at high altitude and on the slopes towards the sun, giving it a pleasant flavor.
Be sure to visit Albondón on the last Saturday in May when you have the Feast of San Isidro Labrador when you have a local wine tasting and eat locally produced food.
The Saint / Patron Saint of Albondón is Saint Louis IX, King of France, Saint Louis, King of France and son of Louis VIII and Blanche de Castilla. Held for 3 days, from August 24 to 26. Then there will be a procession of horses and people dressed for Moors and Christians, Moors and Christians. Fireworks and night party.
The name Albondón probably comes from the Arabic word al-Bunud which means flag or banner.