In the North of Malaga, on the border with Seville, this village stands on a plain at the edge of the countryside, with olive groves as its main natural resource. It boasts 2 elements of extreme interest to the tourist: firstly, the grave of Jose Maria Hinojosa, El Tempranillo, the most famous Andalusian highwayman of the 19th century, who died not far from Alameda at the hands of a former accomplice in 1833; and secondly, La Ratosa Lagoon, an area protected by the Andalusian Regional Government.
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The human settlements discovered here are extremely ancient and, according to archaeological remains discovered in the region, they date back to the Calcolithic era. Archaeological evidence of Iberian tribes have also been found. However, the best-documented culture, in terms of historical relics, belong to the Roman era. According to Pliny, the village was known as Astigi Vetus.
Alameda has not always been part of Málaga; for many years it belonged to the estate of the Marquis of Estepa and, later, to the province of Seville.
The patio of the parish church hosts the grave of a famous and much-feared 19th-century highwayman, Jose Maria Hinojosa, better known by the nickname El Tempranillo, who died near the village in 1833, at the hands of a former accomplice.
Address: Plaza España, 5, 29530 Alameda (Malaga).
Phone Number: +34 952 710 025.
Official Website: www.alameda.es (only in Spanish).
Information in English: Wikipedia.
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