Climate of Algeciras
The climate is warm and temperate in Algeciras. The rain in Algeciras falls mostly in the winter, with relatively little rain in the summer.
This climate is considered Csa according to the climate classification of Köppen-Geiger. The temperature here is on average 17.5 ° C. In one year, the average rainfall is 770 mm.
The driest month is July, with 1 mm. In December, the precipitation reaches its peak, with an average of 141 mm.
The hottest month of the year with an average of 23.6 °C in August. At 12.5 ° C on average, January is the coldest month of the year.
Gastronomy of Algeciras
The kitchen of Algeciras is presided over by fish. This, together with seafood, also from its coast, is cooked in various ways: cooked, in soups and stews, grilled, grilled, grilled, battered and fried.
Some popular seafood, such as crabs, sea urchins, shrimps, legs or burgaos, are easy to find in street vendors’ stalls, which are generally the same ones that have shellfish.
Among the best known recipes are soups of minced meat, garlic, seafood or clams.
Noodles with coquinas, fish a la algecireña known as “abajá”, made with several kinds of fish, seasoned with condiments and white wine, grouper, swordfish grilled or in yellow, and cod tortillas.
There are also other dishes such as artichokes a la algecireña, snails (cabrillas) with tomato or poleo and pinchitos morunos.
In confectionery the real pasta of soft sponge cake stands out. In addition to the rich and traditional cakes from our traditional confectioneries and seasonal sweets, we find a good Moroccan pastry.
We can not forget our bread and honey Pelayo.
Monuments of Algeciras
Church of Nuestra Señora de La Palma
Work on this church began in 1723, when the increase in population made the religious service offered by the chapel of Our Lady of Europe insufficient, finishing 13 years later, although the canonical consecration of the temple was not carried out until 1829.
At first, the church consisted of only three naves. It currently consists of five naves, plus a transept and roofs of Arab tiles located at different levels.
The central dome of the transept rests on four wide pillars with a square base, topped with capitals that roughly imitate the Ionic style.
Between 1795 and 1805 the last reforms were carried out with its bell tower. This tower has a square floor plan with two bodies, it is in a tempered neoclassical style that gives it a very robust appearance and, as a curious fact, its base is formed by reused ashlar masonry from the old medieval walls of the city, as attested to by the stonemasonry marks it has.
No doubt other monuments to see in Algeciras is its wonderful aqueduct. The Aqueduct of Algeciras is one of the most important constructions made in the city during its first two centuries of existence.
The gradual growth of the city made necessary the creation of public fountains, the aqueduct supplied them with water from the River of Honey.
The work, which began its construction in 1777 and finished in 1783, had two sections: the farthest was located in the neighborhood of El Cobre (known as Los Arcos de El Cobre), and a closer section located in the neighborhood of La Bajadilla, now almost disappeared.
The section of El Cobre has been restored and integrated into its surroundings as a green area.