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Alcoutim

Alcoutim

Municipality

The blue ribbon of the river framed by the cool green of riverside vegetation, of fertile orchards and vegetable gardens.

The dark ochre of hills as round as rolled pebbles, flecked with colour by cistus plants, holm oaks and the occasional olive tree.

Houses with walls of schist or baked mud with the dazzle of lime huddled together in hamlets lost among the hills. Such contrasts are to be found in Alcoutim and the surrounding municipality, where, even in mid-winter, thousands of almond trees burst into pale pink blossom. There are open spaces whose natural beauty remains unspoilt, where a multitude of wild flowers are to be found and a fascinating variety of bird species can be observed.

Alcoutim Brochure

Alcoutim Brochure

The blue ribbon of the river winding between rounded mountains covered with cistus plants; the white houses rising up the slopes of hills in the shape of an amphitheatre, crowned with the belfries of churches and the sombre bulk of a formidable castle; the elegant silhouettes of sailing boats anchored along the shore: impressions of Alcoutim that cannot fail to charm visitors, inviting them to wander its streets or while away a peaceful hour or two on a terrace by the water’s edge.

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Alcoutim

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