Geographical location

Almaraz and its geophraphic situation

Almaraz is located on the Southwest Highway, at kilometer 198 in the Campo Arañuelo region. Geographically it limits to the North with the municipality of Saucedilla, to the South with those of Valdecañas and Romangordo, to the East with Belvís de Monroy and to the West with Serrejón, also defined hydrologically by the Tajo river and the Arrocampo reservoir and orographically by the plain, the banks of the Tajo and the Sierro de Almaraz. It occupies an area of 34 km2. It is located at an altitude of 277 meters. above sea level.



Almaraz is a word of Arabic origin that means encounter.

There are several sites scattered on the outskirts of the town:

- Roman remains of the Torreón estate that must have belonged to the first existing population of Almaraz.
- In the Cuesta de la Ermita, remains of a Visigothic temple with older structures in its foundations were found; other Roman remains in the vicinity and at a lower level, a silver mine, also from Roman times.
- The Moro Mingo Cave, located in the Valdeobispo estate, consists of megalithic and Celtic remains, a corridor cave and the remains of dwellings, necropolis and workshops. Very looted, in spite of being dated some time ago as one of the most important prehistoric settlements in the area.

Natural resources

Unbeatable environment

The pasture offers all its splendor among oaks and cork oaks, where game species such as wild boar and deer live in harmony with the bird life of Arrocampo, notable for its exoticism as the unicolor, the crab heron and the common calamon and for its abundance throughout the year in which 174 birds can be observed.

The Sierro de Almaraz, a unique limestone redoubt in Extremadura, is rich in mushrooms, fungi and orchids, including Ophrys apifera var. almaracensis, endemic flower.

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