Your Neighbourhood is a series of local area guides from VIP Almeria. We’re bringing you the best of local villages combined with the latest property data. Velez Rubio postcode: 04820.
Why Vélez Rubio?
The small agricultural town of Vélez Rubio is in a picturesque setting, surrounded by sierras, olive groves and fields of wheat. The museum is situated within a beautiful 18th century hospital 'Hospital Real' and has a fascinating exhibit of artifacts and ceramics dating from prehistoric to Moorish times, including a section on the ancient cave paintings in this area. However, the main monument of note in the town is the magnificent Baroque Church of La Encarnación which can be found on the plaza of the same name. Built in the 18th century, this has an imposing carved facade which includes the arms of the Marquises of Villafranca y Vélez, who built it. Inside, the main altar has a superbly detailed, 20-metre-high carved wood retablo.
Where to Move:
The town Center offers apartments for easy access to services and amenties. The surrounding areas offer cortijos and residential areas with pools.
The Cost: “Really anywhere in Spain so it is a lifestyle choice, a single could live comfortably on €1,200 — or less. A couple can live for around €2,000 a month. Eating out at Restaurants is inexpensive as are childcare, groceries transportation and sport and leisure club membership/activities.
Velez Rubio is a municipality of Almeria province. It has a population of approx 6.630 people.
Take me there!
Av. de Andalucia
What’s the story with house prices?
-Apartments: 3 bedroom from 28.500 - 105.000 Euros.
-Country House: 3 bedroom from 29.000 - 169.000 Euros.
-Detached house: 3 bedroom from 45.000 - 235.000 Euros.
Carwash, RV repair shop, two auto repair shops, used car items, three gas stations, two construction locals, a computer store, clothing stores, five pharmacies (Clarel, Farmacia Reina, Parafarmacia Farmaluna, Farmacia Gandía Pérez and Farmacia Pérez Arcas), three bakeries (Panaderia Cantareiras, Pastelería Cafetería La Artesana S.L.L., Panadería Jordin and Panadería Andrés el Hornero) and El Suizo (Hairdressers).
Where should I get lunch?
Where should I get a light bite to eat?
Bar Las Vegas, Rincón De Pepito, Bar los Obreros, Omega Pub, Pub Bongoo, Pub Blue, Bongoo, Xanada disco pub, Pub Astro 21, Star Bar, Taberna Irlandesa, Bar Gamari, Nanures, The Moon, Julio Bar, Bar Avenida, Sala Remember, Tapería Xiquena, La Bomba, Cervecería Colombo, D´Alloza Los Vélez, Bar Romeros, Bar Cortezas and Bar Basilia.
Where should I try for lunch or dinner?
Bar Las Vegas, Kenifood (kebab), Restaurante Asador Espadín, K in K Tapería, Istanbul (pizza and kebab), Zurich Restaurant, Ganímedes, Nanures, El Abuelo, La Bomba and Cafe Bar Restaurante Galera.
So what’s the big draw?
The Iglesia Parroquial de San Isidoro, amazing views, warm throughout the year, Parque Natural Sierra de María, Letreros cave, castillo de los Fajardo and the amazing food choices.
What do people love about it?
"Big historial town with everything in it"
And... what do people NOT love about it?
From a property price point of view - It's more expensive compared to surrounding villages.
And what’s my new local?
so many to name - Most Bars have activities and the comfort of locals who always go there due to the amount of groups and clubs.
Schools and supermarkets?
-Schools: Escuela Velez-Rubio (kindergarten), Escuela Infantil Madre Fabiana (infant), IES José Marín (secondary), Colegio Público Doctor Guirao Gea (primary), Colegio Público Doctor Severo Ochoa (primary),IES Veled Al Hamar (secondary) and CEIP El Catellón.
-Supermarkets: three butchers (Jamones y Embutidos, Carnicería Javier and Carnicería Conchillo Castillo), four grocery stores (La Velenzana, Antonio Pérez Moreno, Agadir and Coviran) and six supermarkets (Spar, Spar Express, Día, Coviran Super Maxivelez, Super Fatin and Super Sur Supermercado).
OK, I’m sold. Give me one piece of local trivia to impress a local
Those who want to learn more about the history of Vélez-Rubio should visit the Miguel Guirao Archaeological Museum, where you will see many remains found in the surrounding area and others from prehistoric times, as well as from the Roman and Arab eras. It also has to be pointed out that the roman road of Vía Augusta passes through here, the road which brings Cartagena and Cádiz together, and that this was the place of refuge for Boabdil after his retirement as King of Granada. 3 km north of the town are the UNESCO World Heritage listed pre-historic caves and paintings called Cueva de Los Letreros (Leters Cave) and La Cueva del Gabar, to the north of Vélez Blanco.