Settled between Cantoria and Arboleas and a short distance south of Albox, the small town of Almanzora retains much of the authentic flavour of traditional provincal Spain. The uncrowded high street offers several bars, a bank and two supermarkets.
Standing beside the town Plaza in retired splendour is the Palace of Marquess de Almanzora. Designated as an Artistic Historical Monument in 1982, it is a neoclassical Ninteenth Century building, the only example of this rich architecture to survive in Almeria.
Very much a place of retreat, Almanzora is the place to go for peaceful country pursuits and fine views for nature lovers. Above the river and olive groves, the hills are home to kites, eagles and wild boar.
Daily medical centre and dispensing chemist. Other medical cover is available in Albox and Huercal Overa.
Senior schools are located out-of-down but there is junior school for under-12s in Almanzora itself.
A Friday market is held by the town plaza. August 15th is a fiesta day.
There are bus routes to Huercal Overa and Albox for connections on to Alicante, Granada, Murcia and Malaga.