Vélez-Rubio

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Vélez-Rubio
Church of Ntra. Sra de la Encarnación
Church of Ntra. Sra de la Encarnación
Flag of Vélez-Rubio
Flag
Vélez-Rubio is located in Spain
Vélez-Rubio
Vélez-Rubio
Location in Andalusia.
Coordinates: 37°39′N 2°04′W / 37.650°N 2.067°W / 37.650; -2.067
Country Spain
Community Andalusia
Municipality Almería
Comarca Los Vélez
Government
 • Mayor Miguel Martínez-Carlón Manchón (PSOE)
Area
 • Total 282 km2 (109 sq mi)
Elevation 847 m (2,779 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,138
 • Density 25/km2 (66/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website official site

Vélez-Rubio is a municipality in the province of Almería, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain.

History[edit]

There are people living there from 30,000 years ago,[citation needed] but the present location is from the 15th-16th centuries, when some Moriscos and some Christians came to live in the present Fatín area, and then they expanded around the church and the town hall.[citation needed] But the greatest development was during the 18th and 19th centuries, when were built the straightest and largest streets, with the most luxurious buildings.[citation needed]

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of the Virgin of the Incarnation, the most important of the province of Almeria.
  • Ethnographic museum.
  • The convent of the Immaculate Conception.

Holy week[edit]

  • Venerable Hermandad de Ntro Padre Jesús Nazareno (Venerable brotherhood of our Father Jesus from Nazareth) known as "the slaves". It was founded on the 16th century.
  • Cofradía de la Santa Vera Cruz y Sangre de Cristo (brotherhood of the Jesus' Holy True Cross and Blood) known as "Christ of the Coffin".
  • Tradicional Hermandad de Ntra Sra de los Dolores (Traditional brotherhood of Our Lady of the Sorrows) known as "the coffees". It was founded on the 19th century.
  • Cofradía del Santísimo Cristo del Perdón y de los Afligidos (brotherhood of the Holy Christ of the Pardon and Afflicted), known as "the porcelains".

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