Casa Fidel

Castro de las Filabres Almeria Spain

The village of Castro de Filabres is situated on the southern slope of the Sierra de Filabres, facing south, in a rustic and semi-arid landscape in which the almond tree dominates.

The name Castro is a place-name of Latin origin which means "encampment".

It appears that at the beginning of the 8th century, with the Moorish invasion, a group of Berbers, called yaraw√°, settled in the area.

Before the War of the Alpujarras (1568-1570), the population was mainly Moorish.

During the uprising, more than 800 Moors from the area of the Filabres participated in the fighting.

After the war, Castro de Filabres was repopulated with just ten people.

The recovery of the population was very slow as it was with all the villages of the Filabres.

According to the Census in 1752, Castro de Filabres had 176 inhabitants, a figure which would reach 426 at the beginning of the 20th century.

Nowadays, Castro is a peaceful village, just 35 minutes drive from Almeria Airport and a wonderful venue for either a retreat or a base from which to explore what is by common agreement, a fascination region.

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