Flanking the river of Lijar, overlooking the impressive cut on the marble mountain, the other side of the river. This is Chercos, the old Chercos is found not far away, further up the valley, clinging onto the steep mountain face. The difference between the two is evident to all those who visit. The town of Chercos is found between Lijar and Macael on the Filabres mountain range.
Chercos is a municipality in the province of Almeria at some 80 kilometres from the capital, with approxiamtely 300 inhabitants. The municipality expands over a surface area of 13.36 Km2 and the town of Chercos is at 919 metres above sea level.
This tranquil and peaceful town, certainly knows how to let its hair down and enjoys its fiestas to the maximum. Chercos celebrates the festivities of their patron saint, San Lorenzo (Saint Laurence) during the second weekend of august every year.
The history of Chercos is relatively modern, its Chercos Viejo (old) that has all the history. Chercos was literally a more practical place to live.
There are several businesses there and all the main amenities that you may need, but the town does rely on its neighbours for services such as secondary colleges and medical centres.There are buses running throughout the year between all the villages in the area and the main towns nearby like Macael.
The main source of work to the people of Chercos is the quarrying of marble as well as a little bit of agriculture.