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Velez Blanco is a town of about 2,000 people (2018) in Almeria Province.

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Vélez-Blanco is made up of simple houses, with one or two floors, with whitewashed walls and tiled roofs. Its current urban structure is defined by the Vélez-Rubio - María road that crosses the town, the hill of Castillo and Las Fuentes to the west, steep slopes to the north and south, and the east is bordered by the Barranco de Canastera and one of the fountains.

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Castillo de Vélez-Blanco
  • Fajardo Castle/Castle of Vélez-Blanco. When construction began in 1507, it was necessary to demolish part of the Arab citadel and the new building stands on its foundations.
  • The Church of Santiago
  • The Convent of San Luis Obispo, ordered to be built by Don Luis Fajardo between 1601 and 1615 on the other side of the Barranco de las Fuentes. It was occupied by the Franciscan order until 1835 and, between 1916 and 1996, by the Franciscan Concepcionistas. This building soon became a new population centre, which led to the construction of the "Barrio". This new neighbourhood, an area of expansion in the eighteenth century, is organised around the axis formed by Calle San Francisco, from which, and following the topography of the land, houses were then built.
  • The Cave of the Signboards, in which is the Indalo, cave painting of the late Neolithic or Copper Age that represents a human figure, and that has become the sign from the province of Almería. The cave was declared a National Historic Monument in 1924 and later in 1998 also a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
  • Ambrosio Cave is an archaeological site in the extreme north of the municipality of Vélez-Blanco. It is part of the Natural Monuments of Andalusia.


  • Grand expanses of beautiful desert
  • Sparkling beaches filled with tourists. If you wanted to have an unspoiled, clean and uncorrupted beachline, you'd need to find a place where humans haven't been yet.






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