Attractions that you can see in Macael
INTERPRETATION CENTRE OF MARBLE
Plays a triple role as a visitor reception center, tourist information point and interpretive space that enables a contextualization of culture Macael marble, which leads visitors to the quarries and crafts and sculpture workshops that are organized from there. Inside are 22 panels with information in Spanish and English, as well as different parts and elements help make the visit more attractive, participative and experiential
REPLY OF THE SOURCE OF THE LIONS OF THE ALHAMBRA
Like the original, made by craftsmen from Macael with the purest white marble.
WORLD'S LARGEST MORTAR
Mortar made of white marble Macael registered in the Guinness Book as the world's largest mortar with 4.5 mts. high and 37 tons in weight. Marble Mortar is a very popular item traditionally made by craftsmen of Macael.
With an area of over 6,600 hectares, it has two viewpoints: that of the quarries and Cosentino. In organized visits shown, among other things, the locations of Ridley Scott "Exodus" as formerly communicated by shells, or the chance to experience "in situ" process "zoblar" the marble is offered and using pinchotes and almaina.
CRAFTS WORKSHOPS AND SCULPTURE
Macael, declared "Area of Artisan Interest" many of the best craftsmen of the stone to be found in Europe are concentrated. We will have the opportunity to enter the world of stone carving, observe how they work sculptors and artisans, and participate in a small clinic craft.
PARISH CHURCH SANTA MARIA DEL ROSARIO
Rebuilt in 1992, it preserves the original Moorish tower of 1609 with his episcopal coat of s. XVII. The bell tower houses four bells, the oldest in the year 1682. It houses valuable pieces of the seventeenth century carvings Yaciente Christ, and the child Jesus that sustains the Virgen del Rosario; and an oil painting of La Purísima Concepción.
OLD TOWN HALL
Built in the nineteenth century, its facade has a coat of arms in white marble Macael declared of Cultural Interest.
MONUMENT TO QUARRYMAN
Sculpted in 1976 in a "mass" of white marble. Figure honors stonemason.
VIEWPOINT OF THE VIRGIN
Strategic place from which we can enjoy a view of the town of Macael, quarries and dumps, the Almanzora Valley and the Sierra de los Filabres and stay. It is topped by a sculpture in white marble 3 meters of the Virgen del Rosario.
CRUCES DE MAYO AND MOZOS
Both carved in white marble in the XVII century by the famous marble carvers “los Tijeras”.
Bending result in 2007 the Arroyo del Marchal. It is an open air museum where we can see numerous white marble sculptures made by different authors.
ITINERARY - PATH OF MARBLE
4.6 km long and low difficulty, linking the village with the quarries through the old way which descended the marble blocks in oxcarts, traces recorded in the rock are clearly observable.
ITINERARY - CORNERS OF MACAEL
700 mts., Runs the most typical and emblematic, closely linked sites in the historic town with everything around the exploitation of marble.