a magical place
THE HISTORICAL TERRITORY
In addition to the villages of Alía that the municipality includes: La Calera, the village of Cijara and Puerto Rey, the historical region reached further.
We do not forget the villages of Valdecaballeros and Castilblanco and half of Guadalupe that were always with Alía, forming part of a natural unit.
THE VASTNESS OF WILD LANDS
Alía comprises a vast territory of mountains, hills and riverbanks. It is one of the largest municipalities in the province of Cáceres and its lands represent one fifth of the Villuercas Ibores Jara Geopark.
Many are the formulas that protect almost the entire area: Z.E.P.A. Special Protection Area for Birds, Ecological Corridor of Biodiversity, Ecological Heritage of Extremadura, Geological Heritage of Extremadura, Singular Trees of Extremadura and the recent declaration of Geopark Villuercas Ibores Jara where there are five important Geosites …
IN THE LIMITS OF EXTREMADURA AND TOLEDO
Castilian influences still persist: especially in religious matters, which still depend on Toledo. And in the social and economic spheres, whose center gravitates around Talavera de la Reina.
However, the Extremaduran identity is beyond doubt. Turning to the West has always been an obsession, knowing that the natural walls that envelop the area are only cleared towards the rest of Extremadura.
FROM REMOTE TIMES
The traces of ancient man are written on rock canvases, with symbols of their daily environment: men, animals, mountains… Others are more difficult to interpret, but together they may represent the earliest form of written communication known to us on the peninsula.
Like hieroglyphs, they sent a message that we have not yet been able to decipher.
WORKING THE ORE
Different exploitations are distributed throughout the area, some of them very old, since the copper vein is extraordinary.
Iron, gold, marbles and also lime. Our hamlet, La Calera, shows as rarely a town devoted to this industry:
AND THE PRODUCTS OF THE LAND
Alía’s olive oil is very special, almost all the olive grove is planted with the Manzanilla variety, highly appreciated for the quality of the fruit and oils.
Like the rest of the agri-food production. Honey, cheese… any elaboration takes on a sublime dimension when some of our products are involved.
A population focused on tourism
Alía maintains three interpretation centers: C.I. la Cal in La Calera, the Silo Museum Center and the Nature Interpretation Center in Alía.
In addition, there are a good number of accommodation and catering services that are constantly increasing.