With almost 15,000 inhabitants, Alora is half way between the sea and the hinterlands of the province of Malaga, in the foothills of Mount Hacho and looking out to the Vega del Rio Guadalhorce. The climate has a close relationship with its geographic and orographic situation.
This valley is flanked by mountains down towards the sea, and is closed to the cold northerly winds by the Sierra de Abdalajís. Thus, Álora has a great warm southern climate, and the cold stage is minimal, without ever reach very low temperatures.
Álora was -alfar Roman Iberian city of Arroyo deep breath, destroyed by the Visigoths in the V century and Arabic. He reconquered by the Catholic Monarchs in 1484, he belonged to the jurisdiction of Malaga, which later became independent. He suffered ostracism in later centuries and the vicissitudes of the War of Independence. Currently, Álora look to modernity and progress.
Border town with the Serrania de Ronda and Antequera region has been considered since ancient times as a door Guadalhorce Valley. Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Blanquilla, which emanates its famous spring.
The people of Arab origin grew especially in the nineteenth century because of the existence of sulphurous waters whose healing properties and the Romans gave news. In the middle of that century a beautiful spa, neoclassical, frequented by many people to treat various ailments was built.
His neighbors have kept their craft traditions, can admire beautiful pieces that are made with esparto, wood carvings and paintings. Local dishes are the hock to the jacket, tripe and goat to the pastoral ... Finally, we must mention the party spell of the Moon Mora, now Embrujo Andalusí, that in the light of 12,000 candles illuminate the people that night with performances taking place in the bullring.