The 7 wonders of Pulpi
SAID TO BE THE 7 WONDERS of PULPI
We list seven wonders we have in this area which were decided by popular vote to be 7 wonders.
LA GEODA of PULPÍ
The Pulpí Geode is a unique phenomenon in the world, given the size, perfection, size and transparency of the gypsum crystals. It is located inside a mine of iron and lead in the district of Pilarde Jaravía, at 60 m depth, coinciding with sea level and 3 km from the coastline of San Juan de Los Terreros..
The Geoda is funnel-shaped, with the narrowest part angled L-shaped hollow form 10.7 m3 volume, with 8 m long, 1.8 m wide and 1.7 m high. The average size of gypsum crystals is 0.5 x 0.4 x 0.3 m, with specimens up to 2 m long. Considered the best preserved in the world, was discovered by Angel Romero in 1999 inside an abandoned mine on the site of Pilar de Jaravía. It has been declared a Natural Monument.
BEACHES "Q" QUALITY - Blue Flag Beaches
Many Beaches in San Juan de Los Terreros, Pulpi, Almeria have been awarded the 'Q' Quality (Blue Flags). The beach Mar Rabiosa, Mar Serena and Calypso. Beaches of fine golden sand, shallow and very calm waters. The occupancy rate is high due to the high quality and services of the beaches. They have the 'Q' Quality Tourism / Blue Flag.
This award certifies that the beaches have presented the best equipment in terms of health, rescue, first aid, cleaning, access, leisure, markings or accessibility. From here we can see the Isle de Terreros. They are backed by a long promenade, casual setting for various activities undertaken by the council.
It is a natural breakwater of sedimentary rock in which fossils can be seen from the time when the city was under Pulpí sea. It is the point that divides the main beach of San Juan de los Terreros. On one side the "Sea Rabiosa" other "Mar Serena".
This big rock, visit adults and children to have fun using it as a springboard to jump into the sea, fishing, catching crabs. Like other beaches area has the "Q" for Quality/Blue Flag, this distinction certifies that the beaches have presented the best equipment in terms of health, rescue, first aid, cleaning, access, markings or accessibility ... In 2012 a wooden walkway that facilitates the rise to Pichirichi and allows people with disabilities to access it was built.
Due to erosion of both air and water, Pichirichi could say that it is whale-shaped, so the legend runs that Pichirichi are the remains of a fossilized whale. Is that the whole rock is whale, but around these sediments accumulated debris and the assembly is subsequently resulting fossilized this megalithic.
CASTLE OF SAN JUAN TERREROS
It was built to defend the coast from pirate attacks in the Maghreb. It is located on the top of a hill overlooking the Natural Park of Isla Negra and Isla de Terreros and where the spectacular scenery of the cliffs of Honduras is visible. It was built on a primitive watchtower during the reign of Carlos III in the eighteenth century (1764).
The castle of San Juan Terreros is a Cultural centre in 1949, the monument category. Today, after a restoration process, it has become Interpretation Centre coastline.
ISLANDS (NATURAL PROTECTED MONUMENTS)
Both the island of Terreros and the Isla Negra are a protected natural area since January 23, 2001. They are located on the coast of San Juan de los Terreros, two volcanic islands very close to the coastline.
On its surface have little vegetation but whose ecological significance is the variety of seabirds that are found in these islands, a place of settlement and reproduction. Indeed Isla de Terreros, the larger of the two and located farther from the coast, is home to the largest community of seabirds that nest in the province of Almeria.
Among these are endangered species such as the Cory's Shearwater only going ashore to breed or the European Storm Petrel. Other species of interest include the Yellow-legged Gull or the Swift. The sea beds are also very rich have extensive meadows an exclusive floor of the Mediterranean coast called Posidonia Oceanica that provides shelter, food and reproduction of many species of fish, crustaceans, cephalopods and marine invertebrates. Both islands also have great scenic value, with striking volcanic outcrops. In the adjacent coastline are old cookers Esparto, Honduras cliffs, the castle and the beaches and coves of San Juan de los Terreros.
BULLS OF FIRE
It is part of the traditions and customs of the municipality, the fire bull could be considered very identification in our annual party to celebrate our Patron Saint, San Miguel, which has transcended from generation to generation. The fire bull is an iron frame with arches, wearing a pair of wheels and an iron shaped elongated "T" is taken from the terminal, fireworks are lit on the structure of iron and is usually carried by two people who walk up and down the street. The fireworks, surprise people who run from them.
People were surprised to keep these trucks, running from side to side of the street. Over the years the number of bulls of fire has changed. In the 60s one bull party Sunday came. In 1983 it was increased considerably, from Wednesday 28 September until Sunday 2 October two bulls are run at midnight.
The 1984 festival program increased the number of bulls and fiestas 1987 continues with the same dynamics. The bull is usually carried out from any unexpected corner from the Market Square by people wearing the right clothes, overalls, jeans, glasses etc, to avoid burns. Also the smallest part of this tradition and since 1995 it began making bulls of fire run for the children.
DAY OF THE OLD - La Vieja
Part of the customs and traditions of the people of Pulpí and Almeria. The day is held right on the first Thursday in the middle of Lent, Ash Wednesday, 40 days before Easter. The whole family from children to grandparents go out in the field, or beaches and have a good lunch and after lunch the old burn.
This is usually held in the month of March, gastronomic tradition was fried rabbit in homes with peppers tomato omelette, cod, sausage from our own pigs, beans, toasted hazelnuts, raisins, rice pudding, a good red wine, peanuts and hornazo, famous which is a bun with an egg in the center crossed by a strip of the same mass above and with enough sugar.
Older people say that the saying comes from the ancestors, by burning away a bad omen that day and have all there old things were burnt. Formerly it was going from the old to the "Reinoso" and "Cerro de los Pinos" places outside the city. The party of the old comes from our ancestors many generations ago. This tradition is ancient, is believed to come from the saying "to 40 Old May not burn the coat."
Burn the old things from the winter to let in the new for the summer.
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