Almendralejo (sol and anastasia)

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Almendralejo (sol and anastasia)

  1. 1. DR N ME L A JO LE A FE SOL RN ZY NDE Á VA IA A AN AS AST HO TUK L
  2. 2. LOCATION Almendralejo is a small town situated in Badajoz, Extremadura. It belongs to the area of Tierra de Barros and is one of the most important cities in Extremadura. Winters in Almendralejo are a little bit cold and dry, while summers are very very hot. There are a lot of vineyards and olive trees. ALMENDRALEJO Almendralejo
  3. 3. ORIGINS AND HISTORY Almendralejo dates from Roman times. After the decline of the Empire, many years later, in 1228 different settlers came to these lands to work, and in 1235 a wide jurisdiction was given to the new settlers. It was then when the village known as Almendralejo was founded. This is ion Purificac he church. T oldest in building town. BEFORE TODAY
  4. 4. FESTIVALS People in Almendralejo love to have fun & enjoy festivals. "Las candelas" Bonfire Night "San Marcos' day" "Extremadura´s Day" (1-2 February): we burn the "evil spirits". (8th September) It is the day of our region. It's a procession where people go dancing, singing and drinking. (25th April)
  5. 5. Main sources of income. Here, in Almendralejo, agriculture and cattle raising are very important for our economy. And we export olives and wine.
  6. 6. SITES OF CULTURAL INTEREST This is our bullring. In Almendralejo it is very famous around here but there are a lot of people like us who don't like it. Considering that in Almendralejo wine and agriculture are very important, we have a museum mainly dedicated to it.
  7. 7. "Carolina Coronado" Theatre is very important too, its the only one that exists in Almendralejo. * Carolina Coronado was a well-known poet in Spain. "Alange" is a reservoir situated very near to Almendralejo where people go fishing, swimming and just to relax because it's a very beautiful place.
  8. 8. TRADITIONAL FOOD "Migas" is a very traditional food in Almendralejo. Its ingredients are bread crumbs, garlic, bacon, sausage and olive oil. "Tostá con caldillo" is toast with pork and lard. In Almendralejo people take that for breakfast or dinner. Personally, we NEVER eat this..
  9. 9. "Perrunillas" are a kind of biscuit, very typical of Almendralejo. These are "Los caramelos del triunfo" these sweets are only made in Almendralejo. They are very big and delicious. So you have to taste them.
  10. 10. NEARBY CITIES Not far from Almendralejo there are three very important cities: MÉRIDA A very well-known city for the Roman sites like the theatre, amphitheatre and coliseum. BADAJOZ Badajoz is the biggest city in Extremadura. "Guadiana", one of the most important rivers in Spain, flows through this city.
  11. 11. CÁCERES Cáceres is one of the best preserved urban ensembles around the world. It is mostly from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
  12. 12. EDUCATION ● ● ● ● Almendralejo has got 8 primary schools. 4 Secondary Schools. A College. A Music School. "Santa Ana" College. "San Antonio" Primary School Music School "IES Santiago Apóstol" Secondary School
  13. 13. TIME OUT IN ALMENDRALEJO In Almendralejo we don't have a lot of things to do. Some weekends are a little bit boring and we don't know what to do. So in general the people from Almendralejo go to Mérida or Badajoz to have fun. CINEMA. FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. As you can see in this picture we just eat in this town -.-"
  14. 14. FOR ADULTS. As you can see (again) in this town we JUST eat, and drink.

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