Albanchez de Magina
This small municipality in the Sierra Mágina region is distinguished for its natural attractions and for the characteristic style of its houses and streets.
A part of this heritage the traveller should see is the Asunción
Church and the castle, which is of Christian origin and must have
been constructed in the early fifteenth century, and which has
been declared a Historic Monument. In May don’t miss the
Procession of the Hachones. Although the preparations may begin
a month before you will have to wait until 3 May to join the procession
from the Rosario de los Hachones parish church through the principal
streets which will be lighted only by these peculiar torches.
The fiesta concludes with the so-called Banquet of the commissioners,
where each commissioner invites his group of guests to dinner.
It is also possible to spend the night in authentic shepherd’s
huts in the heart of the Sierra Mágina.