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Take a daytrip from Almeria to the village of Laujar de Andarax, the beautiful valley formed by the Sierra Nevada and Sierra de Gandor mountains. This scenic and historic town can be reached from Almeria by car hire.
Laujar de Andarax is famous for its excellent and varied cuisine, making the area a favorite for foodie travelers worldwide. Look for fantastic dishes such as the alpujareã, a dish of fried ham with beans, very tasty Spanish pastry desserts, as well as the claret wine harvested in the fields of Laujar.
The town also boasts many well preserved and interesting monuments, including the Mudejar church of the Incarnation. This church features a Baroque altarpiece and numerous artistic paintings on copper. Its City Hall is a Netherlandish-Mudegar building, with a notable architectural style. Get around to all the sites of the town with the freedom of a car rental in Almeria.
Of fame and history, this valley was the residence of Laujar King Baobdil, the last Moorish king of Al-Andalus who took refuge here after the fall of Granada before leaving for exile in Morocco. It was also the birth place of the most universal of poets ever to emerge from Almeria, Villaespesa Francisco. He wrote over 50 books of poetry, founded several literary magazines and collaborated with many other famous authors of his day.
Save money during your trip to Laugar de Andarax by reserving a cheap car rental in Almeria online before your trip.