Alameda that borders with the province of Córdoba where the spirit of one of the most famous bandits lives on along the “El Tempranillo” route.
Where is Alameda located
Alameda is located 72km from Malaga capital with a population of 5.732 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 65km square.
The origin of the name Alameda
Alameda means an area or zone that is populated by trees called poplars.
Demonym of the people of Alameda
The inhabitants are called “alamedano or alamedana“.
Monuments and places to visit in Alameda
- Church of the Immaculate Conception: This church of Baroque architecture built between 1696 and 1700, but the tower of the temple was built later. For the construction they use fossil-like limestone ashlars that come from the nearby Roman baths. The interior is divided into three naves, each one dedicated to the invocation of Jesus the Nazarene built in 1767, then in 1779 it was necessary to expand the temple and add two nave rooms dedicated to the Virgin of Sorrows and the third to the Virgin of the Rosary. The rococo-style altarpiece that houses a carving of the parish owner, the Immaculate Conception. The temple also contains a wide collection of oils and paintings that complete the decoration of the church. It is also the burial place of “El Tempranillo”.
- Monument to José María Hinojosa Cobacho “El Tempranillo”: This bandit born in 1805 in Lucena Córdoba, had to run away from justice to survive, he is known for helping the most disadvantaged in a precarious situation, had frightened the area until he was captured. In 1832, King Fernando VII pardoned him in exchange for joining the King’s troops called “los migueletes” to fight other bandits, until he was wounded in Alameda on September 22 in the year 1833 by a bullet that he received from another bandit called “El Barberillo”.
- The tomb of “Tempranillo”: The tomb of José María Hinojosa Cobacho, better known as “El Tempranillo” one of the most famous bandits known to Malaga. The tomb is in the interior courtyard of the Alameda Church of Immaculate Conception.
- Placeta Fountain: The fountain appears on the Alameda heraldic shield. It was placed during the Reign of Carlos III in the mid-eighteenth century, carved and made of Antequerana stone. The main structure is a vertical monolith that supports a cup from which four pipes or jets emerge. The water falls into an octagonal pillar, which was used as a trough for older cattle. The excess water was channeled to irrigate the nearby orchards of the town.
- Chalcolithic Silos Deposit: The human presence dates back to the year 2500-2000 BC in the Copper Age period, also called Chalcolithic. Exceptionally, there are some remains from this period in this area that demonstrate human existence.
- The Roman baths of Alameda: The baths occupy around 3000 square meters. The ruins date from the 1st to the 3rd centuries after Christ. The Roman building had changing rooms, swimming pools, fireplaces and ovens. There is a Thematic Center about the Roman Baths where the visitor can discover the working operation of the baths.
- Blas Infante Monument
- Museum of old tools: Several rooms dedicated to objects of popular crafts, as well as different photographs related to the famous bandit “El Tempranillo”.
- Andalusian countryside theme center: This center pays tribute to the village its past by discovering what life was like in the countryside in Andalusia where wheat and olive trees stand out.
- Alameda Bell Tower: Located in the Plaza de Andalucía. This town was the first republican town hall constituted on June 27, 1931. This government commissioned the bell of the clock with the names of the councilors carved in relief on the bell.