Climate of Adra
Adra is dominated by the local steppe climate. There is little rainfall throughout the year. This location is classified as BSk by Köppen and Geiger. In Adra, the average annual temperature is 18.0 ° C. The average rainfall is approximately 270 mm.
The driest month is July, with 2 mm. The highest amount of precipitation occurs in January, with an average of 38 mm.
The hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 25.6 °C in August. The lowest average temperatures of the year occur in January, when it is around 11.3 ° C.
Gastronomy of Adra
The Phoenician origin of the city and the passage of the different Mediterranean civilisations settled in it have influenced our gastronomy for centuries.
Since time immemorial, Adra has generated an intimate communication between land and sea. It is, therefore, an agricultural and seafaring city.
The versatility of the ingredients of the sea or the fertile plain is manifested in the singularity of its dishes. Our recipes, tasty and healthy, are a living reflection of the different customs and popular traditions.
The richness and variety of fish and seafood provided by the Alboran Sea, which our fishermen so respectfully know how to catch, as well as the vegetables and fruit cultivated in the extensive Vega de Adra, are the protagonists of our cuisine.
Every year, in the month of December Adra celebrates the Tapa Route Contest.
Monuments of Adra
Iglesia Parroquial de la Inmaculada Concepción
The construction sequence of this building and the rich heritage it holds is a faithful reflection of the history of our town in its last five centuries.
The parish of Santa María de la Encarnación de Adra, erected in 1501, belonged to the diocese of Granada until 1957. Its first church, one of the seven built in Las Alpujarras before 1530, was reduced to a covered nave with armor and a tower at its feet.
Hermitage of San Sebastián
Erected in honour of the patron saint of the plague, on the southern slope of the “mount of Christo”, the site of the ancient Abdera, part of a fish salting factory from the Roman period is preserved under the paving of the space preceding it.
Iglesia Parroquial de Nuestra Señora de las Angustias
The most outstanding monument is the Parish Church of La Alquería, dedicated to Nuestra Señora de las Angustias. It was founded a long time ago as a Muslim mosque, and was reconverted to Christianity, being a church dedicated to Santa Maria until the middle of the eighteenth century.
It was set on fire in 1570 by the Moors. Due to the damage received, they had to rebuild it around the 18th century, with the help of the Salmerón family, to whom they made carvings inside the church.