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.
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
love to have
fun & enjoy
"San Marcos' day"
(1-2 February): we
burn the "evil spirits".
(8th September) It is the
day of our region.
It's a procession
Main sources of income.
cattle raising are
olives and wine.
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.
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
"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.
NEVER eat this..
"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
Not far from Almendralejo there are three very important cities:
A very well-known city for the
Roman sites like the theatre,
amphitheatre and coliseum.
Badajoz is the biggest city in
Extremadura. "Guadiana", one of
the most important rivers in Spain,
flows through this city.
Cáceres is one of the best
preserved urban ensembles
around the world. It is mostly
from the Middle Ages and
Almendralejo has got 8 primary schools.
4 Secondary Schools.
A Music School.
"San Antonio" Primary School
"IES Santiago Apóstol" Secondary School
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.
FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.
As you can see in
this picture we
just eat in this
As you can see
(again) in this
town we JUST
eat, and drink.