Bélmez de la Moraleda

A town in the central east area of the district of Sierra Mágina. The town is primarily dedicated to agriculture and livestock farming, and the majority of the municipal area, including the town, forms part of the Sierra Mágina Natural Park.


Data of interest

Tourist area Sierra Mágina
Distance to the capital (km) 69
Altitude above sea level (m) 825
Extensión (Km2): 49
No. of Inhabitants 1833
Demonym Belmoralenses
Postal Code 23568

Tourist information

Web: http://www.belmezdelamoraleda.es/

Most of the farming land is concentrated in the east of the municipal area, where just a few fields of fruit are dotted amongst the olive groves. The local economy is therefore mainly based on olives, with some fruit and sheep farming in the deforested lands of the sierra.

Highlights in Bélmez de la Moraleda include the medieval castle, which was declared a ‘Historic Monument’ in 1985, the Muslim towers of Lucero and Sol and the famous "Caras de Bélmez" (Bélmez Faces), a paranormal phenomenon that happened in 1971 in the kitchen of a house near the local church. Since then, it has become a popular tourist attraction and many experts in the paranormal have visited without being able to provide an explanation.

Source of information

Ayuntamiento de Bélmez de la Moraleda


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